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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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Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young,filed February 23, 1943.Document013509
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young, filed February 28, 1944.Document013510
Petition for Decree Discharging Guardian on voluntary settlement with ward in the matter of the guardianship of William Young dated March 6, 1946.Document013511
Receipt and Request on voluntary settlement with guardian in the matter of William Young. Now twenty-one years old, he acknowledges satisfaction af all claims and demands against Catherine Young as his guardian, dated March 6, 1946.Document013512
Decree Discharging Guardian on voluntary settlement in the matter of the guardianship of William Young. Catherine Young is discharged from her responsibilities as guardian, filed March 18, 1946.Document013513
Last Will and Testament of John H. Espey (2 copies).Document013601
Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of John H. Espey. General information and his Will are attached, filed November (?), 1937. Document013602
Order NO Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of John H. Espey, November 26, 1937.Document013603
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John H. Espey as a Will of real and personal property. Lena Brown Espey is the executrix. The witnesses were Harry Irving Tong and Cornelius O'Dea. Filed July 21, 1937.Document013604
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of John H. Espey, signed by Lula M. Schryber, filed July 21, 1937.Document013605
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of John H. Espey, signed by Arthur W. Espey, filed July 21, 1937.Document013606
Testate Estate which states letters to personal representative and all beneficiaries were sent on July 28, 1937.Document013607
Proofs in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of John H. Espey. Sworn testimony by Cornelius O'Dea and Harry Irving Tong that they witnessed the Will of John H. Espey. Filed July 28, 1937.Document013608
Petition for the appointment of appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of John H. Espey. Lena Brown Espey was appointed the executrix, filed November 3, 1937.Document013609
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of John H. Espey. John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, is appointed as the appraiser, dated November 4, 1937.Document013610
John Fiester sets date of November 12 at 11:00 AM for the estate's appraisal, dated November 4, 1937. Marian C. Goldsmmith swears copies of the annexed notice of appraisal were mailed to all parties on November 6, 1937. The appraisal is attached.Document013611
Waiver and Consent form that the estate of John H. Espey be settled and allowed as filed and that the executrix be discharged from her responsibilities, signed by Lula M. Schryber, filed May 4, 1938.Document013612
Waiver and Consent form that the estate of John H. Espey be settled and allowed as filed and that the executrix be discharged from her responsibilities, signed by Arthur W. Espey, filed May 4, 1938.Document013613
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of John H. Espey. All moneys and property have been received. Filed May 4, 1938.Document013614
Petition for Final Accounting in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of proceedings of Lena Brown Espey as executrix of the estate of John H. Espey, filed May 4, 1938.Document013615
Final Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of proceedings of Lena Brown Espey as executrix of John H. Espey, filed May 4, 1938.Document013616
Final Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of proceedings of Lena Brown Espey as executrix of John H. Espey, filed May 4, 1938.Document013617
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose as a Will of real and personal property. Lists beneficiaries. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013701
Testate Estate stating a letter was sent to the persoanl representative, First National Bank & Trust Company of ELmira, NY. Dated January 29, 1937.Document013702
Waiver and Consent form consenting that the Will of S. Eddy Rose be submitted to probate, signed by Carrie Rose. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013703
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