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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. 

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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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Invoices from the following printers, booksellers and dealers in stationery: Billings Book Shop (1925); Cappy's (1992); Fitch & Dumars (1876); A.S. Fitch (1880s); Ginn & Company Educational Publishers (1907); A.A. Grant Railway & Bankers' Map Depot (1886); MacGreevey-Sleght-DeGraff Co. (1907); Morse, Baker & Hall (1890); Morse, Hall & Loring (1892); Preswick & Dudley (1860s); Quicker Printer (1990s); John B. Wentworth Steam Power Printer (1891). InvoicesG2201
Derby Book Shop material - letterhead (1910s); Macmillan Books for Boys and Girls (1924); Christmas card handbill (1930s); bag (1930s); check-out form for shop's lending library (1930s); Pocket Calendar (1947).DocumentsG2202
Diehl & Bauer Book Binders letterhead, ca. 1940s. LetterheadG2203
Shipping label from Elmira Herald Printing Co., ca. 1920s. LabelG2204
Note paper from Elmira Quality Printers, 1990. (with notes about the history of area gas companies)DocumentG2205
Note paper from Golos Printing, Inc., 2010. DocumentG2206
Booklet - Graves & Russell Steam Job Printing House, 1876.BookletG2207
Catalog - The Christmas Book Circular, issued by Hall Brothers, Booksellers and Stationers, December 1874.BookletG2208
Horwitz Bros., paper & stationery dealers, stationery envelope, ca. 1920s. EnvelopeG2209
Handbill - JH Design, signs & printing, 2011. HandbillG2210
Daily planner compliments of G.A. MacGreevey, bookseller, 1941. CalendarG2211
Bookmark - Second Editions Bookshop, 112 South Main St., 2010, BookmarkG2212
Handbill - R.S. Shaw & A.G. Murray Copying and Public Stenographic Service, ca. 1950s.HandbillG2213
Invoices and receipts from the following photographers, framers and art supply shops: Bement & Favenport (1886-1890); Elmira Portrait Company (1890s); Howe's Art Store (1918); J.E. Larkin (1880); W.C. Rowley (1890). InvoicesG2301
Developers' envelopes from the following photography studios and developers: Atesh Photo Studio (1929); Bovik & Crandall (1949); Edelhart Studio (1950s); Charles R. Elliot (1920s); The Elliot Studio (1944); Elmira Arms Company (1920s); Howe's Art Store (1930s); Loomis & Hall (1930s); Millspaugh Studio (1927-1937); Geo. B. Nicewonger (1930s); Queen City Photo Service (1920s); Redfield Studio (1930s); Charles Van Aken (1910s); Wells Photo Studio (1950s).EnvelopesG2302
Labels from the Art & Frame Gallery (1990s) and Daggett's (1930s).LabelsG2303
Coupon for a free enlargement at Elmira Photo Service, 1955.CouponG2304
Handbill - An Exhibition of American and Foregin Paintings by Frank Townsend Hutchens at the gallery of Howe's Art Store, ca. 1910. HandbillG2305
Handbill - Unveiling of oil painting "Union Station: The Queen of the Southern Tier" by Richard Pedersen at the Art & Frame Gallery, May 15, 1987.HandbillG2306
Handbill - Photographs of the Civil War Prison Camp for sale by C.F. Stevens, 135 E. Water St., ca. 1895.HandbillG2307
Shopping Bag - B & C Photo, ca. 1980s. BagG2308
Booklet - To My Patrons compliments of M. Mead, photographer, 1871. BookletG2309
Handbill - Judson's Photograph & Ambrotype Gallery of Horseheads, 1866.HandbillG2310
Handbill - The Farrar Collection of Lantern Slides, Frances Farrar, ca. 1890s. HandbillG2311
Handbill - Dan's Photo Service Film Finishing Price Schedule, 1963 & 1968. HandbillG2312
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