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Collection TitleMC 59 Family GenealogiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarolyn Hayden
Date Completed:10/31/07
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractContains family genealogies. Including the Breese family and families connected to the Breese name. Contains letters, invitations, cards, reciepts, and family trees.  

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Letter written by Asahel Graves to his wife. Dated May 28th. Talks about the health of family and friends.LetterA0217
Letter from "Grandmother Graves" to her husband. dated October 4th 1877.LetterA0218
Letter from Frances Shepard regarding genealogical information on the Hiniman Family. Dated April 1st 1919.LetterA0301
5 pages of information about the history of prices in the 1800s. the pages are not dated. DocumentA0302
Levi Beckwith's ledger with a Mr. Bennett. Dated May 16/68. LedgerA0307
Beckwith family Tree. Dated Spetember 2, 1986.Family TreeA0309
The Directory of the Smithfield Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield, then Northhampton, now Monroe Co., PA.DirectoryA0401
information on the Van Etten genealogy. also includes the Swartwood family and the Sohoonmaker (a.k.a. Shoemaker) families. 2 pagesFamily TreeA0405
Book full of notes from Family and friends. Owned by Lottie Brees. Autograph BookA0501
Edmond Breese, 1841-1843, keeps track of money. DocumentA0502
2 copies. From Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Dorothy. To Mr. and Mrs. Silas Brees for their 50th wedding anniversary. Anniversary CardA0503
Vague diary of the work that was done at the railroad. dated 1897. DiaryA0504
Letter to S.B. Brees. dated September 3rd, 1898. envelope attached. LetterA0505
Postcard to S.B. Brees, dated September 29th, 1906. Insurance payment notification. Post CardA0506
Letter from the Creamery Package MFG. Co. To Mr. S.B. Brus. dated November 21st, 1898. includes pamphlets of information about prices. envelope included. LetterA0507
Invitation to Mrs. Horton Branfield to the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Miller for December 9, 1887. envelope included. InvitationA0508
Invitation to a birthday party. Ivites Louis Blackmon for June 6th InvitationA0509
Invitation to the wedding of Ella (the sister of Mr. and Mrs. Russell taylor)to A.M. O'Hare. Wedding on November 23rd, 1886. Elmira, NY. Envelope attached.Wedding InvitationA0511
Invitation to the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Vanderhoff, February 13th, 1903. West Elmira, NY. InvitationA0512
Envelope (with the name Mrs. Charles L. Brayton on the back), enclosed is a reciept or the pullman company and a Lehigh Valley Railroad employee pass for Patrick and a small michigan central map. DocumentA0513
A New Years Card for a Mr and Mrs Horton Banfield. Envelope included.CardA0514
A card that has the name of Mrs. Alma G. Breese, October 27th, 1909. DocumentA0515
A notebook with the history of the Breese Family in New Jersey from 1735-1814. NotebookA0601
Article on the History of Horseheads, includes a piece on future Breese family reunions. ArticleA 0602
States that new property bought by the state of NY, in Horseheads, will be named John Breese Nursery. ArticleA0603
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