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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
$1. Confederate States of America. 1863. CurrencyA0602
$1. The Bank of Chemung. 1855. CurrencyA0603
$1 note. 1837. CurrencyA0604
State of New York currency, $3. Fascimile.CurrencyA0701
State of Georgia, $4 bill. 1864.CurrencyA0801
$5 bills, Confederate States of America. 1864. 3 copies. CurrencyA0901
Bank of the Commonwealth, $5. July 4, 1861. CurrencyA0902
$5, United States. 1863. CurrencyA0903
$5, Somerset Worcester Savings bank. 1862.CurrencyA0904
$10 bill, Confederate States of America. 1864. 3 copies. CurrencyA1001
$20 bill. Confederate States of America. 1864. 3 copies. CurrencyA1101
$20 bill from the state of Georgia, 1864. CurrencyA1102
$20 bill from the Merchants National Bank of Elmira. 1918. CurrencyA1103
$50 bill. Confederate States of America. 1864. 3 copies. CurrencyA1201
$100 bill, the Confederate States of America. Facsimile.CurrencyA1301
$500 bill, Confederate States of America. 1864.CurrencyA1302
$1000 bill, the bank of the United States. dated December 15th, 1840. Facsimile.CurrencyA1303
$25,000 bill for merchandise at the Peoples Exchange in Elmira. CurrencyA1304
Postage stamp, 1franc. France Postage StampA1401
10 sen, Military currency. CurrencyA1402
1/2 Mark, German. CurrencyA1403
5 Francs, French occupied Algeria, 1942. CurrencyA1404
1 Rentenmark, Germany, 1937. CurrencyA1405
10 Francs, France, 1940. CurrencyA1406
50 Kronen, Protectorate of Bohemia & Moravia (German occupied Czechoslovakia), 1940. CurrencyA1407
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