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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
Program - Sesqui-centennial of the Battle of Wyoming, July 2-3-4: Official Program by Percy Jewett Burrell, 1928.ProgramA0808
Manuscript - Essay- The Wartime Journals of Major General John Sullivan, Submitted to the faculty of the Marine Corps Command nd Staff College for the Revolutionary War Elective Course by Lt. Colonel David P. Olszowy, 2002.ManuscriptA0901
Booklet - 150 Years Ago- A Manual for the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the Revolutionary War, Review of Reviews Educational Department, 1925.BookletA1001
Booklet - Proposed Program to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution, The University of the State of New York, The State Department of Education, 1925.BookletA1002
Program - In Commemoration of New York's Part in the American Revolution, Oswego Historical Society, 1927.ProgramA1003
Program - The Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of New York's Part in the American Revolution, The University of the State of New York, Albany, 1927ProgramA1004
Program - Commemoration of the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Newtown at Newtown Battlefield Park, August 27-29, 2004. ProgramA1101
Handbill - A Revolutionary War Weekend!, Chemung Valley Living History Center, Elmira NY, 2008 (2 versions).HandbillA1102
Handbill - Battle of Newtown Reenactment Weekend at the Newtown Battlefield Reservation, sponsored by the Chemung Valley Living History Center, August 23-24, 2014. HandbillA1103
Document - Certifying that Paul Whitaker served in the War of 1812 in 1813 under Col. Longly and Capt. Powers of the Massachusetts militia.DocumentA1201
Documents- Mexican War a) envelope, b) drawing of battlefield, battle of Palo Alto, Brownsville TX, c)drawing of a Mexican War camp.DocumentsA1301
Letter - of promotion to Mr. George Beckwith, to Sergeant of the 79th regiment, 18th brigade, and 20th division of infantry of the NY state militia, from Col. John L. Smith, 1826.LetterB0101
Book - Militia Law, 1835, State of New York.BookB0102
Certificate - certificate of military commission for James Griswould as Captain in the 20th Regiment of Artillery, September 22, 1831.CertificateB0201
Certificate - of honorable discharge to 1st Lt. Moses Seewald on February 2, 1893.CertificateB0202
Document - sworn statement saying Francis Drake served as a non- commissioned officer from 1842-1845.DocumentB0203
Certificate - of promotion to Edwin Monson to Captain in the 79th regiment of Infantry on June 2, 1838.CertificateB0204
Certificate - of military commission for Edwin Munson to Lieutenant in the 79th Regiment of Infantry on June 16, 1836.CertificateB0205
Orders - Ordering that an election be held to fill the position of Captain in the 79th Regiment, 18th Brigade, and 20th Division of the New York State Militia, June 2, 1832.Orders, MilitaryB0206
Muster Roll - Roll of the Company of Riflemen in the 79th Regiment, 18th Brigade and 20th Division of Infantry if the New York State Militia, 1825.Muster RollB0207
Certificate - of military commission for David Burnham to Captain in the 25th Regiment of Infantry, 1844.CertificateB0208
Muster Roll - of the uniform members of Company No. 6th, 59th Regiment New York State Militia, 1857.Muster RollB0209
Document - List of people who paid a Military Commutation fee in the 59th Regiment, 28th Brigade, and 7th Divisionof the N.Y.S. militia, 1851.DocumentB0210
Document - List of people in Elmira who paid a Military Commutation fee for the year 1851 in Company district No. 6, in the 59th Regiment, 28th Brigade and 7th Division of the N.Y.S. Militia.DocumentB0210
Certificate of military commission for Cyrus Barlow as Captain of the 2nd Company within the bounds of the 76th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, and 8th Division of the Pannsylvania militia, 1839.CertificateB0211
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