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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. 

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

Collection TitleCL 05 Mabel Wood CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:June 2009

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Cover letter from Jones, McDuffee & Stratton Co. Boston, to Hosmer H. Billings forwarding a booklet on the uses of fine porcelain as gifts. September 17,1902.Letter020615
Postcard addressed to H.H. Billings announcing the arrival of Gordon F. Messick, the Carter's Ink representative. April 21, 1907.Postcard020616
Handwritten letter from Mrs J. M. Haring of Watkins to H. H. Billings asking if he would sell a book and some other items for her. Torn portion of another letter enclosed. February 16, 1890-1910.Letter020617
Insurance card from the United States Casualty Co., made out to Hosmer H. Billings, 361 West First St., Elmira. 1890-1910.Card020618
Meter Reading Invoice from the Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Company, dated July 1925.Invoice020619
Postcard dated March 11, 1912 from the American News Co. NYC to Hosmer H. Billings informing him that the Dickens Stamps he had ordered were out of stock but had been ordered from the publisher. Attached is a newspaper clipping stating that Dickens Centennial Bookplates were to be sold to benefit the Dickens granddaughters. February 3, 1912.Postcard020620
Invoice made out to Hosmer H. Billings by the Stamp Department of the E.J. Schuster Company, St Louis. Mo., October 1, 1909.Invoice020621
Invoice, Hosmer H. Billings Book Shop, Elmira. 1900-1930Invoice020622
Invoice, Hosmer H. Billings Book Shop, Elmira. 1900-1930Invoice020623
Booklet by Sara M. Billings entitled the Old Town Clock about "Father Tom" (The Rev Thomas K. Beecher, Park Church, 1854-1900)Booklet020701
Handwritten letter addressed to Noah Bovier, Chiwafsa County, Vernon Michigan, dated March 14, 1838.Letter020801
Handwritten letter addressed to Noah Bovier, Chiwafsa County, Vernon Michigan, dated March 14, 1838.Letter020801
Christmas Greeting card from Susan L. Crane; envelope addressed to Rufus Stanley, Secretary of the YMCA, Elmira. 1927Greeting Card020901
Handmade Greeting Card from Lars Hoftrup. 1910-1950.Greeting Card021001
Receipts from the Elmira City Hay Yard made out to Edward M. Roberts by A. Roy, dated June 27, 1917. (a)Receipt021201
Receipts made out to E. M. Roberts signed by A. Roy from the Elmira City Hay Yard, June 27, 28, 1917. a-d021201
Envelope from Secretary of State for Automobiles, Buffalo, dated February 1, 1918 containing registration cards and auto club membership cards for Edward M. Roberts, RFD 2, Elmira, 1916-1917.Document021203
Contract. New York State Telephone Company Service contract with E. M. Roberts, 455 East Clinton, Elmira (feed, grain & farm produce),dated April 26, 1912.Contract021204
Correspondence between Susan Crane and E.M. Roberts about calendars and money owed Mr. Roberts. February 24, 1919, January 16, 1920. Envelope postmarked February 24, 1919.Correspondence021205
Envelope from the Lehigh Valley Railroad, addressed to E.M. Roberts, 455 E Clinton, postmarked April 7, 1924.Envelope021206
Invoice. E. M. Roberts, Dealer in Sweet Milk, residence Maple Avenue, Lock Box 12,Elmira. 1889.Invoice021207
Invoices. E. M. Roberts, Dealer in Sweet Milk, residence, Maple Avenue, Lock Box 12, Elmira. 1889 a,b.Invoice021208
Blank letterhead paper for E. M. Roberts, dealer in flour, feed, fertilizer and farm machinery, 455 E. Clinton, Elmira. 1900-1930.Paper, Letterhead021209
Blank stationery, Quarry Farm, Elmira, letterhead. 1900-1930Paper, Letterhead021210
Invoice, Bennett & Leverich, Inc, Flour, Feeds, Hay, Straw and Seeds, Farm Machinery and Repairs. 455 East Clinton, Elmira. 1930-1939.Invoice021301
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