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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.

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Collection TitleMC 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Postcard - with picture of troops training for service, from Omar Crandall, to Mr. F.H. Crandall, 1918.PostcardC1804
Postcard - from Omar Crandall, to Mrs. F.H. Crandall, Fort Dix, Trenton NJ, 1918.PostcardC1805
Postcard - American Red Cross, Soldiers' Mail, from Omar Crandall, to Mrs. F.H. Crandall, stating that his ship has arrived safely overseas, 1918.PostcardC1806
Postcard - YMCA Ocean Transport Service, from Omar Crandall, to Mrs. F.H. Crandall, stating he had arrived safely in New York and would be home soon, 1919.PostcardC1807
Envelope - American Expeditionary Forces, Soldier's Letter, from Omar Crandall, to Mrs. Frank Crandall, 1918.EnvelopeC1808
Military Orders - Order of Induction into Military Service of the United States, for Omar Crandall, Elmira NY, 1918.Military OrdersC1809
Discharge Certificate - Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, for Private Omar Crandall, Co. G 346 Infantry, Camp Unton NY, 1919.Discharge CertificateC1810
Letter from Frank L. Faulkner, 23rd US Infantry, to Mrs. A. Lovell about his sense of duty, December 4, 1917. LetterC1901
Letter from Frank L. Faulkner, 23rd US Infantry, to his mother, Alice Faulkner, regarding the progress of the war, August 12, 1918. LetterC1902
Letter from Frank L. Faulkner, 23rd US Infantry, to Mrs. A. Lovell regarding his battle experience, August 18, 1918. LetterC1903
Letter from Frank L. Faulkner, 23rd US Infantry, to Harold Lovell about the war, August 21, 1918. LetterC1904
Certificate of military training issued to William Mandeville of Elmira, July 2, 1916. CertificateD0101
Certificate of registration in the State of New York Military Census and Inventory of 1917. CertificateD0102
Certificate of insurance and associated documents for Raymond George White's War Risk Insurance policy, February 1918.DocumentsD0103
Memorandum from Major General John F. O'Ryan to the commander of Company L, 108th U.S. Infantry, congratulating him on the conduct of his men during a recent inspection, August 6, 1918. MemorandumD0104
Memorandum from Major General John F. O'Ryan to Captain James Riffe, Co. L 108th U.S. Infantry, commending the company's combat performance in the action on September 29th, October 22, 1918. MemorandumD0105
Bulletin No. 39, Headquarters, 27th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, message from Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of British Armies in France, to the American soldiers returning home, France, February 12, 1919.Military OrdersD0107
Special Order No. 57, American Expeditionary Forces, District of Paris, transferring 7 enlisted men to the United States, February 26, 1919. (4 copies)Military OrdersD0108
Special Orders No. 78, list of men to be arriving at Camp Merritt, NJ and reporting to Commanding Officer, Camp Mills, NY, March 21, 1919. (2 copies).Military OrdersD0109
Certificate of appointing Mortimer Leo McInerney as 2nd Lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Officers Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States, March 1919.CertificateD0110
Certificates of Honorable Discharge from the United States Army issues to the following soldiers, 1919: Private Edmund P. Edwards; Private Earl A. Thomas; Private Raymond White; Private Charles Wilcox. CertificatesD0111
Manuscript - History Co. "M" 56th Infantry, June 20, 1917- May 17, 1918.ManuscriptD0112
Postcard - Field Service Post Card, with options to soldiers' status to their families, circa 1918-1919, 3 copies.PostcardD0201
Booklet - Military Honors, Salutes and Courtesies, Band & White Printers, Spartanburg, SC, circa 1918.BookletD0202
Document - instructional card for Infantry Company Signal Card, United States Army, circa 1917-1919.DocumentD0203
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