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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 TitleMC 05 Business and IndustryCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCalvin Brewer
Date Completed:February 2007
Date Updated:December 2007
Extent3 linear feet

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(3) Invoices from F.M. Blystone, manufacturer of mattresses, 1912. (with envelopes)InvoiceE1901
(3) Invoices from the Empire Spring Bed Works, manufacturer of mattresses, 1912. (with envelopes)InvoiceE2001
Invoices from the following furniture dealers and makers: H.W. Booth (1892); Fitzgerald & Fish (1906-1909); J.J. George (1883); Grumme & Klippenstein (1884-1885); Wat. Park (1889); J.M. Robinson & Sons (1883-1888); Ernst Shidlen (1872). InvoiceE2101
Invoices and receipts from the following furniture makers, undertakers and funeral homes: E. Grumme's West End Furniture and Undertaking Rooms (1895); S.B. Hubbell & Son (1894-1910); D. Stimson (1920). InvoiceE2201
Handbill - Hagerman Funeral Home, Inc. - Why Are We Here?, ca. 1970s.HandbillE2202
Book - Memorial prayer book compliments of Charles F. Hughes Funeral Home, 1927. BookE2203
Booklet - Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, 1998. BookletE2204
Invoices and receipts from the following dealers in home furnishings and decorations: John Buckbee (1899-1906); Cooper Wall Paper Stores of Elmira (1920s); Elmira Rug Co. (1988); Fitch & Aldrich (1896-1899); Henry M. Partridge (1882); Albert Samuel (1896); Taylor & Wade (1910). InvoicesE2301
Booklet - Important Facts Regarding Oriental Rugs by H. M. Daghistan, rug dealer, ca. 1910s. BookletE2302
Booklet - Elmira Guide and Manual compliments of Taylor & Wade, dealers in wall paper, window shades, holland fringes, etc., 1896.BookletE2303
Blotter compliments of J.N. Wood & Co., dealers in home furnishings, 1919. BlotterE2304
Diaries - William E. Gerity, druggist, 1868-1870. DiariesF0101
Scrapbook - Robinson & Gerity, Gerity & Morrell and Gerity Brothers Drug Stores, ca. 1870s. Includes newspaper clippings, ads, invoices, letterhead, product lists and labels.ScrapbookF0201
Booklet - Robinson & Gerity, druggists, Product and Price List, September 15, 1871. BookletF0301
Booklet - Gerity & Morrell, druggists, Product and Price List, November 1871; January 1872; April 1872; June 1872. BookletF0302
(6) Calendars compliments of Gerity & Morrell Druggists, 1874-1879. CalendarF0303
Invoice - Gerity & Morrell, druggists, 1878. InvoiceF0304
Letterhead - Gerity & Morrell, druggists, ca. 1880.LetterheadF0305
Handbill - Gerity & Morrell, Wholesale Druggists, ca. 1870s. HandbillF0306
Gerity & Morrell, druggists, monogramed check in account with the Second National Bank of Elmira, 1874. CheckF0307
Notice of the disolving of the firm Gerity & Morrell and the creation of Gerity Brothers, druggists, April 7, 1883. DocumentF0308
Invoices - Gerity Brothers, druggists, 1883-1899. InvoicesF0309
Label from a bottle of Gerity Brothers, druggists, Aqua Ammonia, ca. 1880s. LabelF0310
Handbill - Brown's Eucalyptus Ointment available at Gerity Brothers Druggists, ca. 1880s. HandbillF0311
Letter from Gerity Brothers Drug Co. to their customers regarding their incorporation, August 22, 1908. (2 copies)LetterF0312
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