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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 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
Book - Magee and Washington Avenue, Stephen Edward Rose, 1944.BookH0902
Bunch of seven tickets to use the Southport plank road with S.T. Arnot's signature on the back, 1848-1894.TicketH0903
Program - Official Openning of Elmira's Main Street Bridge, Under the Direction of the Elmira Business Men's Association, Elmira NY, 1921.ProgramH0904
Certificate showing JP Mafis's ownership of One share in the Elmira Main St. Bridge Co, 1862.Stock CertificateH0905
Letter - From Joseph E Sartori to Thomas Byrne, concerning the ceremony at the Bicentennial Bridge, also contains a piece of the ribbon used at the ribbon cutting ceremonies, the City manager's remarks from the day and a copy of the program from the day, 1976.LetterH0906
Specifications for the Iron highway bridge on East Water Street in Elmira, 1800-1810.DocumentH0907
Letter from M.L. Mawell to Caleb F. Gosker containing instructions for Mr. Gosker to close the gate to anyone trying to cross the Plank Road, and exact a toll from all of those crossing the road, 1849.LetterH0908
Ledger for wages to be paid by P. Clancy, 1881.LedgerH1001
Ledger of wages to be paid by F. Beardsley, M. Starring, and Eugene Thompson, 1880-1881.LedgerH1002
Ledger of wages to be paid by M. Starring, F. Beardsley, and Eugene Thompson, 1881.LedgerH1003
Ledger of wages to be paid to the steamshovel team working under W. F. Simmons, 1881.LedgerH1004
Ledger of wages to be paid by H. Clark to employees, 1881.LedgerH1005
Ledger of wages to be paid by John McNiff to employees, 1881.LedgerH1006
Ledger of wages to be paid to employees by Mr. Carpenter, 1881.LedgerH1007
Ledger of wages to be paid by H. Clark to employees, 1881.LedgerH1008
Ledger of wages to be paid to the steam shovel team working under W.F. Simmons, 1881.LedgerH1009
Ledger of wages to be paid by John McLaughlin, 1881.LedgerH1010
Ledger of wages to be paid to employees by John McNiff, 1881.LedgerH1012
Book - The Story of the Northern Central Railway: From Baltimore to Lake Ontario by Robert L. Gunnarsson, 1991.BookI0001
Booklets - Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Northern Central Railway Company: 1860, 1881, 1884. BookletsI0101
Booklets - Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Northern Central Railway Company: 1891, 1893, 1898, 1899.BookletsI0201
Timetable - Northern Central Railway, Elmira Division, summer arrangement effective May 15, 1871. TimetableI0301
Northern Central Railway bonds issued ca. 1870s. BondI0302
Ticket to the Northern Central Railway from Penn Yan to Watkins, Northern Central Railway, 1907.TicketI0302
Northern Central Railway, Elmira & Canandaigua Divisions, pass issued to Thomas Dobbins, 1875. PassI0303
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