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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Front of an envelope addressed to John Arnot Jr., cashier of Chemung Canal Bank, from Q.W. Wellington & Co's Bank, Corning, NY.EnvelopeB0416
Front of an envelope addressed to John Arnot Jr., cashier of Chemung Canal Bank, from Waverly National Bank.EnvelopeB0417
Scrap paper with calculations. (3 pieces)DocumentB0501
Receipt for $66.94 received by the Brownhelm Stone Quarries, February 8, 1869. ReceiptB0502
Letter to John Arnot Jr. from W.W. Sawton, May 17, 1869. LetterB0503
Letter from A.B. Payntar to S.F. Reynolds, March 10, 1870. LetterB0504
M.F. Menger's savings account ledger, 1915-1918. Chemung Canal Trust Company. LedgerB0505
Invitation for the officers and directors of the Merchants Bank to attend the opening of the new Chemung Canal Trust Company bank building, December 8, 1920.InvitationB0506
Invitation for E.E. Buchanan Jr. to attend the opening of the new Chemung Canal Trust Company bank building, December 8, 1920.InvitationB0507
Blank invitation to the opening of the new Chemung Canal Trust Company bank building, December 8, 1920.InvitationB0508
An account of the settlement of the Chemung Canal Trust Company and Alexander D. Falck, as Trustees under the last will and testament of Ray Tompkins. Filed June 9th, 1930. DocumentB0509
A card celebrating the Chemung Canal Trust Company's 129th year, 1962. DocumentB0510
Invitation to the 150th Celebration Business and Community Leaders Luncheon, Chemung Canal Trust Company, May 20, 1983. InvitationB0511
Commemorative envelope for the Chemung Canal Trust Company's 150th Anniversary, August 14, 1983. (2 copies)EnvelopeB0512
Letterhead from the Chemung Canal Trust Company Horseheads Branch. (3 copies)LetterheadB0513
Chemung Canal Trust Company 150th Anniversary letterhead.LetterheadB0514
Mail-in sign-up form for the 12th Annual Chemung Canal Elmira-Thon, June 11, 1989. PamphletB0515
Answer 24: 24-Hour Telephone Banking, Chemung Canal Trust Company.PamphletB0516
Blank account ledger from the Chemung Canal Trust Co., ca. 1950s. LedgerB0517
Card compliments of the Chemung Canal Trust Company with bank locations & hours and 1987 calendar. Trade CardB0518
Chemung Canal Trust Company check book with payment stubs, 1923. Check BookB0519
Manuscript - Edward L. Hardeman's Recollections of Working at the Chemung Canal Trust Company in 1912, January 1972. ManuscriptB0520
(2) Roseanna Lundergan's Chemung Canal Trust Company savings account books, 1934-1945.LedgersB0521
Chemung Canal Trust Company depositors' envelope, 1986.EnvelopeB0522
One Chemung Canal Plaza Opening, August 30, 1971.ProgramB0601
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