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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Watercolor of Cowles Hall, Elmira COllege, Elmira, NY by Talitha Botsford.Drawing02D-11F-04
Watercolor of bathroom, building in Chemung County Fairgrounds by Talitha Botsford.Drawing02D-11F-04
Watercolor of gazebo, summer house at Elmira Heights, NY by Talithat Botsford. Drawing02D-11F-04
Watercolor of Hopkins Octagoral, 1852, Prattsburg, NY by Talitha Botsford.Drawing02D-11F-04
Watercolor of bandstand, Hoseheads, NY by Talitha Botsford.Drawing02D-11F-04
Watercolor of Fort Edgecomb, Maine, by Talitha Botsford.Drawing02D-11F-04
International Exhibition, 1076, Certificate of Award for The Thomas Extract Co., Elmira, NY, No. 479-GroupIII, United States Centennial Commission in accordance with the act of Congress, Philidelphia, September 27, 1876.Certificate02D-11F-06
Sons of the American Revolution certifying that Archie Bovier is a member of the Empira State Society by descent from John Griffen, date of admission - February 7, 1913.Certificate02D-11F-06
Award of Merit to the Chemung COunty Historical Society for "A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experience in Upstate New York", framed.Award02D-12
Embroidery reading "Chemung County Historical Society", 1923-1983, framed.Embroidery02D-12
Photograph - 3rd New York Infantry, 108th Infantry, camped at Pelham Bay Park, summer 1917. Photograph02D-12D-05
Black and white photograph of old woman with glasses and a black sweater.Photograph02D-12F-02
Watercolor of trees, mountains, and two people walking on a road, by Lars Hoftrup.Painting02D-12F-02
Watercolor of Pine City in Green, by Lars Hoftrup.Painting02D-12F-02
Blueprint of a building with 4 windows, 2 doors and 1 chimney.Blueprint02D-12F-03
Blueprint map of Elmira Prison Camp, Military Prison, Barracks, No.3, Elmira, NY.Map02D-12F-03
Layout of a group of buildings by the intersection of Hoffman and Water Streets. Prison CampBlueprint02D-12F-03
Blueprint of a long building with 10 windows and double chimney's and one door.Blueprint02D-12F-03
Blueprint map of city of Elmira during the Civil War, shows the Civil War rendezvous, Elmira, NY, 1861-1865, and Elmira Prison Camp 1864-1865, 2 copiesMap02D-12F-03
Blank muster roll without captain name filled out.Chart02D-12F-04
Volunteer descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of Charles F. Makinsen, a veteran volunteer of Co. H, fiftieth regiment.Chart02D-12F-04
Volunteer descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of volunteer recruits, Co. H, fiftieth regiment N.Y.V. engineers.Chart02D-12F-04
Volunteer descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of James Cornelison Powal of Co. H, fiftieth regiment NYS vol. Engs.Chart02D-12F-04
Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of United States recruits. Forwarded by (blank)for the fiftieth regiment of NYS engineers, stationed at (blank) pursuant to (blank) and dated (blank)Chart02D-12F-04
Several blank, damaged pieces of payroll charts.Chart02D-12F-04
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