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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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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 to Lewis Brees about the sale of livestock. August 28th. Signed E. Brees. Copy attached. LetterA0604
Letter from the Breese family association to Mrs. Lottie Rockwell, dated July 6th, 1939. Contains information about the Sesquicentennial Reunion in Horseheads, NY on August 12, 1939. Signed by Walter Reynolds. Envelope included. LetterA0605
list of Lehigh Valley railroad employees who donated money to send flowers for the death of William Rockwell. 2 pages. DocumentA0606
Letter from Elizabeth Moran to Mrs. Brayton, looking for information on the Breeze family. Dated May 21st, 1969. Envelope is included. LetterA0607
Obituary for Amanda Breese, maiden name Humphrey. ArticleA0608
Sarah Brees, the first white child born in Chemung County, daughter of John Brees. Born on February 18, 1789, married John Jackson.DocumentA0609
Picture of John Brees's gravestone.DocumentA0610
Invitation to Mr and Mrs Horton Banfield to the wedding of Annah Johnston to Mr. Frank Hill on July 25th, 1895, Elmira, NY. Envelope attached. InvitationA0611
4 report Cards for Lonny Swartswood from the Van Ettenville Public School.Report CardsA0612
reciept from Rawson the Florist. Wreath bought by the employees of Lehigh Valley Railroad. Elmira, nY, December 5th, 1898.Reciept A0613
Invitation to Mr and Mrs H. D. Banfield to the Wedding of Jessie Taylor to Hames O'Hare on June 17th, 1908, Elmira, NY. Envelope attached.InvitationA0614
Invitation to Mrs. Lottie Rockwell to the Breese family reunion on August 17th, 1946, Horseheads, NY, signed Helen Owen.InvitationA0615
Invitation to Mrs. Lottie Rockwell, to the Breese Family reunion on August 13th, 1938, Horseheads, NY. signed Royal Douglass and Helen Owen. InvitationA0616
States that Laura Banfield was married to F. Burlingame on December 20th, 1887, Hinsdale, NY.DocumentA0617
Invitation to a dinner given in honor of W.E. Tuttle Jr on April 22nd, 1897, Horseheads, NY.InvitationA0618
card with the name Bessie Banfield and the years 1887-1909, August 19th, Elmira, NY. DocumentA0619
Letter to Mr. S.B. Brees, dated November 8th, 1898, comes with a business card for Freer and Williams, law and collections. Envelope attached. LetterA0620
A patent for Ezra Brees for an improvement of grinding grain and other items. Dated February 24th, 1832. PatentA0621
Business card for Breese's Cafe in Elmira, NY.Business CardA0622
Article about the life and death of Corydon Breese. Dated February 23, 1938. ArticleA0623
Nametag of Asaph Hall for the Breese Family Reunion, dated 6-29-69. NametagA0624
Tuthill Family Collection - The Young Secretary's Guide: Or, A Speedy help to Learning by Thomas Hill, 1727. BookA0801
Tuthill Family Collection - Photographs of Jerusha Mulford Tuthill; David H. Tuthill; Sarah J.M. Tuthill (1814-1886); Grandmother Lee; Mary Tuthill Reid; Jeanie Reid Thurston; Mary Thurston Davis; Phoebe Tuthill Brooks; Tuthill homestead in Bedford, New Hampshire (1824).PhotographsA0802
Tuthill Family Collection - death register from the Thurston family bible, 1818-1833. DocumentA0803
Tuthill Family Collection - Autobiography of Judge Ariel Standish Thurston, 1886-7. (2 volumes)ManuscriptA0804
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