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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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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
Booklet - detailed information of the Canal Society of New York State's field trip to the Chemung Canal, Canal Society of New York State, 1963.BookletF0504
timetable of the Seneca Lake Line, 1907.TimetableF0505`
NYS Senate Document authorizing the construction of the Chemung Canal, 1829.DocumentF0506
Report of the Committee on Canals, Adverse to the Assembly Bill entitled "An Act to Discontinue a Lock and Bridge on the Chemung Canal, in the Village of Elmira, and to Accept for the State the Drawbridge at Gray Street, in Said Village," April 18, 1863.DocumentF0507
Booklet - Boatmen's Guide to the canals and surrounding businesses, Silas W. Cohen & Bro., 1895.BookletF0601
Sheet music and song about traveling on the erie canal, no date.Sheet MusicF0602
Collection of ledgers regarding the use of the steamboat the S. T. Arnot, 1867.LedgerF0603
Booklet - The Chart or Navigator of the Susquehanna River from Tioga Point to Marietta, revised, improved and extended by John Thompson, 1841. BookletF0701
Navigation of the Susquehanna River from Owegoto Northumberland, 1800-1850.Chart, NavigationalF0702
Book - Memorial of Centenial Celebration of the Turning of the First Shovelful of Earth in the Construction of The Erie Canal, Held at Rome N. Y., Rome Chamber of Commerce, 1917.BookF0703
Newsletter - The Locktender, Hugh Moore Historical Park adn Museums, Inc., 1994.NewsletterF0704
Booklet - Maps of the Chemung Canal, 1843 (reproduction)BookletF0801
Program - The Chemung Valley Montessori School Music Department presents A Night of Music, May 18, 2011. ProgramF0903
Collection of Way-Bills for the Steamship Langdon, 1868.Way-BillG0101
Steamship Captain's ledger of passengers,1849.LedgerG0102
Collection of 6 way-bills for the Steamer Fluid on the Seneca Lake line, 1868.Way-BillG0201
Collection of 23 Way-Bills for a steamship on the Seneca lake Line, 1867.Way-BillG0202
Pass for a trip on the Seneca Lake Line from the Seneca Lake Steam Navigation Company, 1878.TicketG0203
Collection of 17 transportation Way-Bills for the Langdon Steamship on the Seneca Lake Line, 1868.Way-BillG0301
Ledger of tickets sold on the Lake Shore & MSRR Line, 1881.LedgerG0401
Collection of approximately 30 ledgers for transportation on the Langdon Steamer of the Seneca Lake Line, 1867-1868.LedgerG0402
Payroll for Gillett & Co employees, 1881.LedgerG0501
Collection of notices of received payment for tickets on the Steamship Langdon from the Geneva & Watkins Steam Boat Co, 1867-1868.ReceiptG0601
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