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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at archivist@chemungvalleymuseum.org

Collection TitleCL 89 Thomas Mifflin Perry PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDelaney Evans
Date Completed:12/1/2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Thomas W. Perry. 

Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy--Perry Family; General stores
Historical:Thomas Mifflin Perry-Thomas M. Perry came to Elmira in 1793 at age 16 and established a general store at the foot of what is now High Street.  He was initially in a partnership with Matthias Hollenbeck of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who was also his supplier.  Around 1800, he dissolved that partnership and went into business with his older brother Benjamin Perry, also of Wilkes-Barre.  By 1812, he was also partnered with Guy Maxwell of Elmira.  In 1798, he married Elizabeth Konkle and the couple had seven children.  He died in 1836.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1795-1831
AbstractThis collection contains letters and legal documents relating to Thomas Mifflin Perry and his general store.


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Letter from Guy Maxwell to Thomas M. Perry, January 28, 1803Letter011101
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, February 7, 1803Letter011102
Deed of sale for land in DeWittsburg from Guy Maxwell and heirs of Clarence Hepburn to John Womdorff, June 1803. Document011103
Partnership contract between Thomas M. Perry, Guy Maxwell, and Stephen Tuttle, October 5, 1804.Document011201
Deed of land from Guy Maxwell and Stephen Tuttle to Thomas M. Perry, August 9, 1805.Document011301
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry, May 15, 1806Letter011401
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry, July 15, 1806Letter011402
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning banking, Jaunuary 5, 1811Letter011501
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning banking, February 1, 1811Letter 011502
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning banking, March 23, 1811Letter011503
Deed of sale for land from Guy and Nelly Maxwell to Thomas M. Perry, July 2, 1812Document011601
Letter from Benjamin Perry to Thomas M. Perry concerning business matters, April 8, 1814Letter011701
Letter from L. Maxwell to Aaron Konkle, March 4, 1831Letter011801
Invoice of Money Owed to the Post Office by Aaron Konkle, April 1, 1821.Invoice011802
Letter from Guy Maxwell to Thomas M. Perry concerning a slander suit, September 5, 1811.Letter011901
Letter from Guy Maxwell to Thomas M. Perry concerning a slander suit, October 22, 1811.Letter011902
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