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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 39 CommunicationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County newspapers as well as other communications industries. 

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Receipt - for payment of E. McKenson's subscription to the Weekly Advertiser, March 18, 1871.ReceiptA0206
Receipt - for payment of L.W. Rhoades's subscription to the Weekly Advertiser, December 24, 1877.ReceiptA0207
Invoice - for the cost of an advertisement for Fitch & Billings in the Elmira Daily Advertiser, April 1886.InvoiceA0208
Receipt - for payment of G.S. Hillerman's subscription to the Elmira Daily Advertiser, September 23, 1889.ReceiptA0209
Invoice - for the cost of an advertisement for the Bethesda Sanitarium of Montour Falls in the Elmira Daily Advertiser, May 1918. InvoiceA0210
Booklet - Carrier's Address for January 1889, The Evening Star, 1889.BookletA0301
Booklet - A Happy New Year 1893, Elmira Evening Star, 1893.BookletA0302
Pamphlet - The Evening Star Record of 1897, Marriages and Deaths, January 1897 through December 30, 1897. (multiple copies)PamphletA0303
Booklet - Carrier's Greeting 1899, Evening Star, January 1, 1899. Contains births, deaths and marriages for the year 1898 and significant events in the Spanish American War during 1898.BookletA0304
Booklet - Compliments of Evening Star Carriers, Elmira, N.Y., 1900.BookletA 0305
Invoice - The Evening Star for Mr. Fraser, March 31, 1903.InvoiceA0306
Notice from the Elmira Evening Star concerning a new colored supplement.DocumentA0309
Letter: from A.H. Backer of "Cuba & Key West Cigar Co., dated April 12, 189__, to Col. Sam Paine, Editor, Elmira Sunday Telegram.LetterA0401
Receipts - for payment for subscriptions to the Weekly Gazette and Free Press, the Daily Gazette and Free Press and the Daily Gazette, 1878, 1881, 1886-1897, 1901-1903. (11)ReceiptsA0401
Booklet - Happy New Year 1873, Elmira Daily Gazettte Carrier Boys' Address, Annual Benefit.BookletA0402
Letter: dated Syracuse, January 15, 1895 from "Wagner & Reis Circuit" to Mr. Sam A. Paine of Elmira, N.Y. regarding reservations.LetterA0402
Letter: dated January 21, 1895 from "Wagner & Reis Circuit" to Mr. Sam A. Paine of Elmira N.Y. regarding reservations for an "attraction" that Mr. Paine wanted.LetterA0403
Booklet - Gazette Carriers' Address, January 1874. (2 copies)BookletA0403
Booklet - Elmira Daily Gazette Carriers' Address for the Centennial Year, 1876.Booklet A0404
Letter: printed heading: "Fall Brook Railway Company, Corning, N.Y." from J. R. Kennedy to "Colonel" no last name, no date.LetterA0404
Letter - To Mr. W.K. Milligan from the Gazette Company on letterhead, January 1, 1886.LetterA0405
Letter: printed heading, "Fall Brook Railway Company, Corning, N.Y.",office of the Auditor, to "My Dear Col.", no last name, no date. Asking for help in responding to a toast at the "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick" banquet,signed J.R. Kennedy.LetterA0405
Booklet- Elmira Gazette: 1889 With the Compliments of the Season.BookletA0406
Document: hand written, one page, regarding a "society" woman (Mrs. Lewis Marston aka Miss Lillian Lewis) who writes that she wants to pose for a "Living Picture" in "Cleopatra" even though her husband threatens divorce. A P.S. to "Sam" at the local paper that he sees that this article runs "in his valuable paper", the finest ever "$30,000 Cleopatra will play in Elmira shortly".DocumentA0406
Booklet - The Elmira Gazette & Free Press, 1891.BookletA0407
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