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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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Waiver and Consent form in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Rudolf Vieweg. Hermann F. Vieweg consented that the Will should be probated as filed, April 30, 1938Document013006
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Rudolf Vieweg. Gertrude Marshall consented that the Will should be probated as filed, April 30, 1938Document013007
Proofs in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Rudolf Vieweg. Sworn testimony that Ruth M. Bradley and Harry H. Hays were witnesses to Rudolf Vieweg's last Will and Testament, April 30, 1938.Document013008
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Rudolf Vieweg as a Will of real and personal property. States Emma Vieweg and Otto Vieweg are both executors. Lists the names and addresses of surviving relatives. Sworn testimony of Emma V. and Otto V. that they know the contents of the petition to be true and they will honestly discharge their duties, April 30, 1938.Document013009
Last Will and Testament of Rudolf Vieweg (3 copies).Document013010
Order NO Tax inn the matter of the appraisement of the estate of John Burke. John L Fiester appointed appraiser, March 16, 1938.Document013101
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John Burke as a Will of real and personal property. Addie B. Collins and Frederick A. Mulcahy are the executors. Witnesses to the Will were Cornelius O'Dea and Marie O'Dea. List of surviving relatives and sworn testimony from Frederick A. Mulcahy that he will honestly discharge his duties as executor, April 14, 1938.Document013102
Last Will and Testament of John Burke (3 copies).Document013103
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John Burke. Sworn testimony of Addie B. Collins and Frederick A. Mulcahy that they know the contents of the petition and that the same is true to their knowledge. Addie Collins swears to honestly discharge her duties as executor, April 14, 1938.Document013104
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of John Burke. Consent was given by Lizze G. Burke, Elizabeth B. Mucahy, Eleanor Burke and Harold J. Burke that John Burke's Will be probated as a Will of real and personal property without further notice to them, April 15, 1938. Document013105
Proofs in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John Burke. Sworn testimony from Cornelius O'Dea and Marie O'Dea that they witnessed Mr. Burke's last Will and Testament, sworn April 18, 1938.Document013106
Petition for the appointment of appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of John Burke for the purpose of taxation. Lists relatives and addresses. Sworn testimony of Cornelius O'Dea that he has knowledge of the petition and believes it to be true, September 9, 1938.Document013107
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of John Burke for the purpose of taxation.John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, is appointed the appraiser. Filed September 15, 1938.Document013108
Testate Estate states letters were sent to personal representatives Addie Collins and Frederick Mulcahy as well as beneficiary Lizzie G. Burke on April 18, 1938.Document013109
John Fiester set date of September 15, 1938 at 10:00 AM to appraise at its fair market value all the property of John Burke. Sworn testimony of Edrie S. Dalton that he served a copy of the annexed notice of appraisal via regular mail, September 22, 1938. Appraisal of the estate of John Burke.Document013110
Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of John Burke. Lists general information, several schedules, the Will, sworn testimony of Cornelius O'Dea and Marie O'Dea that they saw John Burke sign his Will and appraisal by Jesse F. Dix for the real estate, filed September 24, 1938.Document013111
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of A. Irving Parshall for the purpose of taxation. John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, is appointed the appraiser, filed September 3, 1935.Document013201
Petition for the Appointment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of A. Irving Parshall. Steward S. Comfort and Minnie D. Parshall are the administrators of the goods, chattels and credits. Sworn testimony that both executors made the petition and that the same is true to their own knowledge, sworn June 13, 1935.Document013202
Administration Bond Surety for Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland in the matter of A. Irving Parshall by Minnie D. Parshall and Stewart S. Comfort, filed June 26, 1934.Document013203
Intestate Estate of A. Irving Parshall which states letters were sent to Minnie Parshall and Stewart Comfort on June 26, 1934. Accompanied by check from John Fiester to Stewart Comfort, Administrator, September 18, 1935.Document013204
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the petition of Minnie D. Parshall for letters of administration of A. Irving Parshall. She was unable to find a Will. June 26, 1934.Document013205
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the Petition of Minnie D, Parshall for letters of administration for the estate of A. Irving Parshall. Sworn testimony from M. Parshall and S. Comfort that they will discharge their duties faithfully and honestly, June 26, 1934.Document013206
Charles E. Megargel is the Attorney-in-Fact of the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland in the case of A. Irving Parshall, December 9, 1935.Document013207
Appearance and Waiver by Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Account of Minnie D. Parshall and Stewart S. Comfort, administrators of the estate of A. Irving Parshall. The Deposit Company consents that the account be settled and allowed as presented, December 9, 1935.Document013208
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of A. Irving Parshall acknowledges that the executors of the goods, chattels and credits have fully and satisfactorily accounted for such. Signed by Minnie D. Parshall, December 10, 1935.Document013209
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