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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 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
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
Ticket to the Northern Central Railway from Penn Yan to Watkins, Northern Central Railway, 1907.TicketI0302
Northern Central Railway bonds issued ca. 1870s. BondI0302
Northern Central Railway, Elmira & Canandaigua Divisions, pass issued to Thomas Dobbins, 1875. PassI0303
Letter from the Northern Central Railway Co.'s Elmira Shops to Mr. G.A. Stearns regarding maintenance logs, March 28, 1884.LetterI0304
Northern Central Railway Co. letterhead, ca. 1880s.LetterheadI0305
Northern Central Railway Company Special Excursion Ticket from Elmira to Watkins Glen, August 30, 1893.TicketI0306
Northern Central Railway Ticket from Millport to Elmira, May 1905. TicketI0307
Letter from Willard E. Barber to Frank S. Bentley regarding a personal legal matter on Northern Central Railway Co. letterhead, June 15, 1908. LetterI0308
Ledger - Northern Central Railway Co. Elmira Shop's records of engine repairs, 1886-1889. LedgerI0401
Booklet - First Annual Report of the Directors of the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad Company to the Stockholders, May 8, 1856. BookletI0501
Booklet - Williamsport and Elmira Railroad: A History 1831-1863, by Thomas T. Taber III, 1986.BookletI0502
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