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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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Map of the Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan, General James Clinton and Colonel Daniel Brodhead-1779. This map and other information is part of the "Official Program of the Pennsylvania Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Sullivan-Clinton-Brodhead Expeditions Against the Iroquois Indians 1779-1929." Also included is a detailed description of the inscriptions on the tablets that mark the progress of these campaigns, a close up of the Newtown Battlefield and a diagram of the order of march and the order of battle.MapA0311
Two letters and one document. The first letter is from the Chemung County Historical Society asking A.W. Booth's daughter (Elizabeth Booth Dyess) to renew her membership and donate any material she finds to the museum. The second letter is from Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dyess informing the society of her monetary donation for 1997 and that she is sending along an article written by her father on the Battle of Newtown. This two page document is also enclosed. LetterA0312
Clippings of two photographs from articles dealing with the Newtown Battlefield site. The first picture is of the granite obelisk monument. The second picture is of the Indian Treaty Marker.ArticleA0313
An extremely disjointed article about a poem, "The Facts of the Battle of Newtown." Article also appears incomplete. The poem is included in the article. Part of the article that does make sense deals with the different dialects that can be detected in the poem.ArticleA0315
A placemat from O'Briens' Restaurant which has a map of Sullivan's Expedition Against the Six Nations - 1779.MapA0316
Booklet entitled "The Aider-er: Dedicated to the Best Interests of the Dental Profession Everywhere." Dated February 1926 vol. 4 no. 2. Includes several articles: Promises to Your Patients, What did she get?, Dolor Post-Chirurgical, The Dental Artisan, His Work and Some Notes on Clasps, The LaboratoryAider-er, and some classified ads. Also contains a few advertisements for dental equipment.MagazinesA0401
Day-Book of a physician of the early days. No date. Physician unknown, although log is among A.W. Booth's other documents. Very fragile condition.DocumentsA0402
Booklet announcing a complimentary dinner to be given to Dr. A.W. Booth by the Medical Profession of Chemung County on May 18, 1922. The booklet also contains a menu for this meal and one ornamental placecard for Dr. Woodhouse. There is also a guest list. Cover of booklet has photograph of Dr. Booth.MenusA0403
Letter from the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, confirming that A.W. Booth attended the university during the session of 1891-1892, 1892-1893 and 1893-1894 and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine on June 7, 1894. Letter is dated March 12, 1904. LetterA0404
Letter from Z.R. Brockway, general superintendent of the New York Stat Reformatory at Elmira thanking Dr. Booth for his temporary service as physician. Dated August 27, 1898. LetterA0405
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