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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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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 TitleOSMC Oversized Manuscript CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:August 21, 2007
Extent6 linear feet
AbstractThe OSMC Collection is oversized documents, scrapbooks and other archival materials that are too large to be stored in the MC Collection.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Scrapbook belonging to Frank Frost regarding the 107th NYVols, ca. 1865-1930. Scrapbbok is in poor condition.Scrapbook21
Scrapbook of local, national & international news, 1952-53. Features newspaper clippings and local theater programs. Scrapbook2201
Scrapbook belonging to the Elmira Exempt Fire Association.Scrapbook2202
Deputy Collection's Record of Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Resiters. U.S. Internal Revenue. For 1907.Ledger23
Deputy Collection's Record of Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Resiters. U.S. Internal Revenue. For 1909.Ledger23
Red and gold colored autograph book with inscription "Autographs" on front cover. Very decorative design on border and text. Contains signatures of Elmirians during the late 1800s.Book23
The School Reader. Fifth Book. Designed as a sequal to Sanders' Fourth Reader. By Charles W. Sanders, 1862.Book23
The New Century History of the United States by Edward Eggleston, 1907.Book23
The Ounce of Precention and Conservator of Health. Published by the Proprietor. Elmira, NY, C. G. Fariman, Printer, Republican Office, 1846. Fragile.Book23
Scrapbook of events from the League of Women Voters during the 1980s.Scrapbook2301
Cardboard box top from Personius, Malone & French. Package delivered to Mrs. Gustave Dobberstein. Address, 128 Esty Street was confirmed in the 1911 City Directory.Document2302
Scrapbook contains photographs of signs designed by Sutter's Sign Shop, located at 425 Railroad Ave.Scrapbook2303
Atlas of Railway Traffic Maps, by Charles E. Wymond, Central Freight Association, from LaSalle Extension University in Chicago, 1919.Atlas2304
Box contains the following books: Progressive Intellectual Arithmetic, 1886; McIntosh Drill Book of Calculation, no date; Supplementary Exercises in Gregg Shorthand, 1918; Geographical ?, 1809; History Text, no date; Gregg Speed Studies, 1917; A Primer, 1916; A Second Reader, 1917; How “A Deal Little Couple” Went Abroad, 1908; The Christmas Fairy, 1908; Sanders Union Reader #3, no date; Advanced Dictation and Secretarial Training, 1921; Sonny Boy, 1904; Milne’s NYS Arithmetic 1st Book, 1926; Primary American History, 1859; A Third Reader, 1918; Fifth Grade Reader, 1920; Fourth Grade Reader, 1919; Sixth Grade Reader, 1921; Seventh Grade Reader, 1922; Third Grade Reader, 1847; Business Arithmetic, 1893; New Business Speller, 1915; Ancient Peoples, 1881; American History, 1937; Business Letters, How to Write Them, 1916; Gano’s Commercial Law, 1921; Classics for Children A Second Reader by Stickney, 1894; Dualis Method of Touch Typewriting, 1923; A First Reader by Spaulding & Bryce, 1917; Gregg Shorthand , 1916; Eldridge’s New Shorthand Dictation Exercises, 1922; The Progressive Table Book, 1869; Hill’s Manual of Social Business Forms, 1882; Milne's Progressive Arithmatics: Third Book, 1906; Sprach-und Lesebuch, 1912.Books24
Box contains the following books: 8 copies of the Bible; Methodist Hymns; Martin Luther Word Book of Sermons, 1820; Budget of Stones for Boys and Girls; Worthington’s Annual, 1892; Robinson Crusoe, 1904; Lou’s Mishap, no date; The Little Mother and Her Christmas, 1881; Buds and Blossoms; The Little People’s Album, 1884; Blind Man’s Bluff; Japprends A'Compter; The Games Book for Boys and Girls; In Time With The Stars, 1957; The First Year Book, 1896; The Easy Book; The Three Little Kittens, 1881; Little Totty; Fred’s Puzzle, 1886; Carroll’s Booklet’s (11 book series); Pleasant Stories and Pictures, 1880; Favorite Rhymes For the Nursery, 1891; Puss In Boots, 1937; Merry Times, 1878; Aesop’s Fables; Synopsis Sacred & Holy Passion, ca. 1930s (Greek); The Divine Liturgy, ca. 1930s (Greek & English); and the Little Leather Library (4 book series). Books25
Box contains the following books: “Lest We Forget”, 1921; Moore’s St. Nicholas, 1855; Summer Hours, 1872; Fairyland Tales And A, B, C’s; Babyland, 1891; Business Practice Handbook, 1918; Strong and Steady, 1909; Aesop’s Fables, 1886; A Child’s Life of Christ, 1910; Mr. Toad and Danny Meadow Mouse Take a Walk, 1914; Oriental Romance, 1832; 20th Century Bookkeeping and Accounting, 1923; Essentials of Geography 2nd Book, 1920; Fairy Favorite Cut Out Dolls; A Grammar School Arithmetic, 1893; and a Cottage Bible.Books26
Box contains the following books and ledgers: Set of bookmarks; (6) Ledgers from E.V. Sheeley, Hides, Leather & Shoe Findings, on 243-245 W. Water Street, Elmira; Farmer's Pocket Ledger; Farmer's Pocket Ledger, 85th Annual Edition; Diary from American Bridge Company, 1963; Diary, no date; Personal ledger book, 1900-1924; Journal belonging to E&J Sheely,; Ledger book belonging to David T. Shay, 1916-1924; "Record," American Literature Notes, Volume II, 1892; "Record," American Literature Notes, Volume I, 1892; Ledger for School District Number 10; and Journal of Office of District Attorney, W. Knapp. Ledgers27
Box contains the following: ledger belonging to E&J Sheely; Photo album with no photographs; postcard album of buildings designed by architect Otis Dockstader, 1890-1929; Photo Album with a brown and gold leather bound cover containing photographs of family and friends of Varnum Park McDowell, Erin, NY; Letter dated February 12, 1861 from Clare A. Grace; book - Parker's New York Code of Civil Procedure – 1910; cardboard letter box belonging to Miss Emma Shaw containing letters and receipts; and the book: Advice to Irish Girls in America by Mary Francis Cusack.Documents28
Box contains the following ledgers: Daily Record of Spirit Stamps other than Tax-Paid and Export Issued, U. S. Internal Revenue, 1896-1897; and Record of Special Taxes, U. S. Internal Revenue, 1894-1895; Special Permits for Issue to Manufacturers of Tobacco and Cigars, U. S. Internal Revenue, 1910.Ledgers29
Box contains the following ledgers: Record of Cigar Manufacturers and Abstracts of Their Inventories and Returns, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1889-1890; scrapbook of marriages & deaths, 1865-1886. atlas herbarium of plants collected by Mary Bentley around Chemung County, May 1920.Ledgers30
Box contains the following ledgers: No. 155 Revised, 1901 United States Internal Revenue. Catalogue of Blanks and Books and Laws and Regulations, Prepared for the Use of Officers of Internal Revenue, August, 1901; Deputy Collector's Record of Special Taxes and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1903; Deputy Collector's Record of Special Taxes and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1906; Deputy Collector's Record of Special Taxes and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1905; Bank Register from the Second National Bank or Elmira for the Treasurer, 1898; Special Permit for Issue to Manufacturers of Tobacco and Cigars, U. S. Internal Revenue, 1915; Special Permit for Issue to Manufacturers of Tobacco and Cigars, U. S. Internal Revenue, 1913; an Unknown ledger book from the U.S. Internal Revenue, 1910-1911 and correspondence requesting permits and reports of harvest from: 3-H. C. Mercereau Co. (1906); 13-National Cigar Leaf Co (1905-1906); 2- Newton Snader, (1909); The Zim Cigar (1906); J. L. Seely Jr (1906); and Saxton Cigar Company (1906).Ledgers31
Box contains the following ledgers: Record of Brewers' Returns from January 1, 1880 to December 31, 1889; Record of Brewers' Returns from January 1, 1882 to December 31, 1883; Unknown tax book from the Office of Collector of Internal Revenue, 1909-1910; Deputy Collector's Record: Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1908; 2-Deputy Collector's Record: Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, no date; Deputy Collector's Record: Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1910; Deputy Collector's Record: Cigar Manufacturers' Returns and Special-Tax Payers and Registers, U.S. Internal Revenue, 1911; Regulations No. 9, Revised June, 1902, United States Internal Revenue. Revised Regulations Concerning Oleomargarine; and Adulterated Butter and Process or Renovated Butter, Under Internal-Revenue Laws: Act Approved August 2, 1886. Act Approved October 1, 1890. Act Approved May 9, 1902; Regulations No. 9, Revised July 1907, United States Internal Revenue. Revised Regulations Concerning Oleomargarine; also Adulterated Butter and Process or Renovated Butter, Under Internal-Revenue Laws: Act Approved August 2, 1886. Act Approved October 1, 1890. Act Approved May 9, 1902.Ledgers31
Box contains the following books: Dew Drops; Honey Drops; "The North Star", 1840; National Pronouncing Speller, 1867; Christmas Carols and Midsummer Songs, 1881; Common School Grammar of the English Language, 1868; Scouting For Girls, 1926; Introductory Lessons in English Grammar, 1888; Sanders New Speller Definer and Analyzer; Good Bye Jim, 1913; Junior Girl Scout Handbook, 1963; Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, 1901; The Rule of Three, 1904; National Elementary Speller; A Burst of Trumpets, 1966; "Constant En Tout", 1876; Presidents of Our United States, 1936; Cobb's Abridged Pronouncing Dictionary, 1828; Scouting For Girls, 1927; Moore's St. Nicholas, 1855; Cobb's Explanatory Arithmetic, Number Two, 1834; and Store Boy.Books32
Box contains the following: 2-ledgers from E.V. Sheeley, Hides, Leather & Shoe Findings, 1925-1940; Psalms Book, 1823; Psalms Book, no date; 3-Bibles; and 2-ledgers from M. Doyle Marks music store, no date.Books33
Box contains the following books: Queer People with Wings and Strings, 1888; Jingleman Jack, 1901; Happy Charles, 1842; Elementary Geography, 1875; Monteith's Course - Independent Comprehensive Geography, 1877; Playfellows, 1894; Mitchell's New School Atlas, 1869; Natural Advanced Geography, 1898; Grammar School Geography, 1878; The Peterkin Papers, 1880; Arithmetic, Consonants, Addition, c1820s; Key to New Mental Arithmetic, 1873; Swinton's Complete Course in Geography, 1878; "My School Boy Days", 1849; Valuable Secrets, Concerning Arts and Trades, 1798; The Children's Railway Book, 1917; Webster's Composition; Camp Fire Girls, 1922; Vacation book of the Camp Fire Girls, 1914; Santa Claus House, 1896; Pictorial Review's Correspondence Course in Sex-Education, 1916; New Kids on the Block Trivia Book, 1990; Page with a picture of a rhyme. Cats on both sides with rhyme, no date.Books34
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