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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.

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Collection TitleMC 23 TransportationCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:August 2007
Extent2.5 Linear Feet

The Transportation Collection contains information on the Chemung Canal, Feeder Canal, Railroads, Trolleys, Steamboats and Automobiles.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Collection of documents concerning finances of the Junction Canal Co., 1865.DocumentsF0109
Collection of ledgers keeping track of the payroll for the Junction Canal Company. Contains Check Roll No. 2 through 13, and a blank one for October, 1862.LedgerF0110
Check Roll for the maintenance of the Junction Canal for the year, 1854.LedgerF0201
Check roll for July 1862 for repairs on the Junction Canal, 1862.LedgerF0202
Pay-Roll ledger for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0203
Pay-Roll Ledger for the month of April for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0204
Pay-Roll ledgers for Maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0205
Ledgers for the pay roll of mainenance on the junction canal (group of 3), 1865.LedgerF0206
Pay-Roll ledger for canal maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0207
Pay roll ledger for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0208
Pay roll ledger for the maintenance performed on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0209
Pay roll ledger for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0210
Pay roll ledger for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0211
Pay roll ledger for maintenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LederF0212
Pay roll ledger for maitenance on the Junction Canal, 1865.LedgerF0213
Manuscript of a report about the history of the Chemung Canal, containing financial and political reports, 1937.ManuscriptF0301
Various documents concerning deliveries and finacial transactions, 1832 - 1865.Documentary CollectionF0401
Drawing of the locks that make up The Chemung Canal.Technical DrawingF0402
An engineer's report concerning the construction of the Chemung and Crooked Lake Canals, 1830.RecordsF0403
Report by Thas T. Meirman to the board of directors of the Junction Canal Company, 1855.LetterF0404
Ticket strand for first class passage between Watkins and Elmira, continuous passage between North Hector and Watkins, Dinner at Richardson Hotel, continuous passage between Watkins and North Hector, and continuous passage between Elmira adn Watkins, 1880-1910.TicketF0405
Letter from the collection office of the Chemung Canal in Horseheads to the New York Canal Department regarding canal finances in 1846, March 28, 1847.LetterF0406
plans for the locks on the Chemung Canal, including price estimates, 1859.Technical DrawingF0501
Booklet - general notes about Captain Frank H. Godfrey's experiences on the Chemung Canal, Canal Society of New York State, 1973.BookletF0502
Booklet - Information on an amendment to Article Fifteen of the constitution, regarding the the lease or transfer of the bargee canal and its terminals to the federal Government, New York Citizens Committee for Preservation of State Water Resources, 1959.BookletF0503
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