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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 TitleCL 59 Helen DeLoff O’Connor CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:6/03/2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 2008 by John Baker.

Terms:

Elmira (N.Y.); Hospitals, Gynecologic and obstetric; Hospitals, Proprietary; Hospital records; Medical care; Nurses

Historical:Helen DeLoff O'Connor-Helen DeLoff came to Elmira in 1891 and worked as a nurse.  On February 27, 1906, she married James O'Connor, a lawyer with the Elmira law firm O'Connor & Murtaugh.  In 1907, they purchased a building at 360 Columbia Street, and, in 1912, Mrs. O'Connor opened the O'Connor Private Hospital at that location.  The O'Connor Private Hospital served as a rehabilitation center and maternity hospital for the community.  It was also a licensed boarding house for children whose parents were temporarily unable to care for them.  The Hospital closed in 1930, but the O'Connor family continued to live at the 360 Columbia Street property until it was sold by the couple's son James Jr. in 1981. 
Scope:The Helen DeLoff O'Connor Collection contains personal items relating to the O'Connor family as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.  The bulk of the collection consists of hospital charts, ranging in date from 1904 to 1926, which include patient histories as well as records of births.  The collection also contains Mrs. O'Connor's financial records from 1898 to 1931, including bank statements, check books, and cancelled checks.  Also included within the collection are Mrs. O'Connor's personal correspondence, receipts and various miscellaneous documents.   
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1896-1978
AbstractThis collection contains personal material relating to Helen DeLoff O'Connor as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.


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Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1925. (7 checks)Checks011407
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled check from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1928.Check011408
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1929. (7 checks)Checks011409
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1931. (6 checks)Checks011410
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's account book for her account with the Second National Bank of Elmira, 1905-1907.Ledger011501
Helen DeLoff's check book, unknown bank, 1898-1899.Ledger011502
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1906-1907.Ledger011503
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipts book, 1908.Ledger011504
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1914.Ledger011505
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1914-1915.Ledger011506
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1917. Ledger011507
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1919.Ledger011508
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1928-1929. Ledger011509
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's check book, 1930-1931.Ledger011510
James O'Connor's receipt book, 1963.Ledger011511
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's expenses ledger, 1918-1931. Ledger011512
Typed register receipt, no store, no date.Receipt011601
List of items purchased, no store, no date.Receipt011602
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's advertiser's receipt for subscription, Deceember 9, 1914.Receipt011603
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's reciept from C.H. Calkins Drug Co., Decemeber 1, 1909.Receipt011604
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from C.H. Calkins Drug Co., March 21, 1910. Receipt011605
James O'Connor's receipt from Ellett-Stempfle Co., December 4, 1915.Receipt011606
James O'Connor's receipt from the Elmira Ice Co., August 6, 1912.Receipt011607
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Fitzgerald & Fish Furniture and Carpets, September 30, 1909.Receipt011608
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from O.C. Fletcher Painting and Paper Hanging, September 1913.Receipt011609
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