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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John P. Finn as Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of John J. Fitzpatrick. Sworn testimony by John Finn that the said account is just and true, June 16, 1936.Document012209
Administrator's Bond and surety from the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick with John P. Finn as Administrator. Amount of Bond was $1,300. Filed November 15, 1935.Document012210
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick. Elizabeth Moore consented that John P. Finn be appointed as Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of John J. Fitzpatrick, November 1935.Document012212
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake. Alida M. Drake is named as executrix, February 2, 1934.Document012301
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake. Frederick B. Gridley is named as executor, February 2, 1934.Document012302
Sworn testimony of Dorothy G. Denton and Edgar Denton, Jr. that they were witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake, sworn February 7, 1934.Document012303
Waiver and Consent form that the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake be admitted to probate as such and that Letters Testamentary issue to the executors therein named, January 19, 1934. Signed by Leon H. Drake, Jr.Document012304
Waiver and Consent form that the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake be admitted to probate as such and that Letters Testamentary issue to the executors therein named, January 19, 1934. Signed by Kate D. Sanborne.Document012305
Waiver and Consent form that the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake by admitted to probate as such and that Letters Testamentary issue to the executors therein named, January 9, 1934. Signed by Lucia Drake Carr, Mary Drake Paine, Marjorie (?) Drake Gridley.Document012306
Testate Estate stating letters were sent to personal representatives Alice M. Drake and Frederick B. Gridley on February 7, 1934.Document012307
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Leon H. Drake. Sworn testimony of Alida M. Drake and Frederick B. Gridley they they are each a petitioner, know the contents of the Petition and know it to be true. Filed February 7, 1934. Document012308
Last Will and Testament of Frank Drake, February 12, 1919.Document012401
Testate Estate stating letters regarding Frank Drake were sent to his personal representative Alice Drake on February 27,1933.Document012402
Order NO Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Frank Drake, filed June 27, 1934.Document012403
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake. Signed by Alice Drake, Petitioner, February 9, 1933.Document012404
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake. Signed by Orrin D. Drake, William Drake and Grace Burns, February 1933.Document012405
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake. Alice Drake is named as executrix, February 9, 1933.Document012406
Sworn testimony from Claude R. Young that he hand delivered a citation regarding the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake to Sarah Drake on February 11, 1933.Document012407
Citation for Probate, addressed to Sarah Drake from Alice Drake, February 10, 1933.Document012408
Deposition of One Subscribing Witness in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake, filed February 27, 1933. Eugene Zimmerman's sworn testimony that he and Collins L. Hathaway were both witnesses to Mr. Drake's last Will and Testament. (Mr. Collins is now dead.)Document012409
Consent of Speical Guardian in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake.Edgar D. Sebring is appointed the special guardian of Sarah Drake, incompetent, February 27, 1933.Document012410
Petition for the Apointment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of Frank Drake. Alice Drake asks for an appraiser, June 11, 1934.Document012412
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Frank Drake.John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treaurer, is appointed as the appraiser, filed June 13, 1934.Document012413
John L. Fiester's appraisal of the estate of Frank Drake took place on June 19, 1934. His report is attached.Document012414
Return and Schedules, filed June 25, 1934. Contains general information, a series of schedules, the last Will and Testament of Frank Drake,an appraisement of Mr. Frank's real property by Oliver D. Eisenhart and an appraisement of his real property by Thomas R. Hibbard.Document012415
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