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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 59 Family GenealogiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarolyn Hayden
Date Completed:10/31/07
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractContains family genealogies. Including the Breese family and families connected to the Breese name. Contains letters, invitations, cards, reciepts, and family trees.  

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Letter from "Grandmother Graves" to her husband. dated October 4th 1877.LetterA0218
Letter from Frances Shepard regarding genealogical information on the Hiniman Family. Dated April 1st 1919.LetterA0301
5 pages of information about the history of prices in the 1800s. the pages are not dated. DocumentA0302
Levi Beckwith's ledger with a Mr. Bennett. Dated May 16/68. LedgerA0307
Beckwith family Tree. Dated Spetember 2, 1986.Family TreeA0309
The Directory of the Smithfield Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield, then Northhampton, now Monroe Co., PA.DirectoryA0401
information on the Van Etten genealogy. also includes the Swartwood family and the Sohoonmaker (a.k.a. Shoemaker) families. 2 pagesFamily TreeA0405
Book full of notes from Family and friends. Owned by Lottie Brees. Autograph BookA0501
2 copies. From Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Dorothy. To Mr. and Mrs. Silas Brees for their 50th wedding anniversary. Anniversary CardA0503
Vague diary of the work that was done at the railroad. dated 1897. DiaryA0504
Letter to S.B. Brees. dated September 3rd, 1898. envelope attached. LetterA0505
Postcard to S.B. Brees, dated September 29th, 1906. Insurance payment notification. Post CardA0506
Letter from the Creamery Package MFG. Co. To Mr. S.B. Brus. dated November 21st, 1898. includes pamphlets of information about prices. envelope included. LetterA0507
Invitation to Mrs. Horton Branfield to the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Miller for December 9, 1887. envelope included. InvitationA0508
Invitation to a birthday party. Ivites Louis Blackmon for June 6th InvitationA0509
Invitation to the wedding of Ella (the sister of Mr. and Mrs. Russell taylor)to A.M. O'Hare. Wedding on November 23rd, 1886. Elmira, NY. Envelope attached.Wedding InvitationA0511
Invitation to the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Vanderhoff, February 13th, 1903. West Elmira, NY. InvitationA0512
Envelope (with the name Mrs. Charles L. Brayton on the back), enclosed is a reciept or the pullman company and a Lehigh Valley Railroad employee pass for Patrick and a small michigan central map. DocumentA0513
A New Years Card for a Mr and Mrs Horton Banfield. Envelope included.CardA0514
Letter to Lewis Brees about the sale of livestock. August 28th. Signed E. Brees. Copy attached. LetterA0604
list of Lehigh Valley railroad employees who donated money to send flowers for the death of William Rockwell. 2 pages. DocumentA0606
Letter from Elizabeth Moran to Mrs. Brayton, looking for information on the Breeze family. Dated May 21st, 1969. Envelope is included. LetterA0607
Sarah Brees, the first white child born in Chemung County, daughter of John Brees. Born on February 18, 1789, married John Jackson.DocumentA0609
Picture of John Brees's gravestone.DocumentA0610
Invitation to Mr and Mrs Horton Banfield to the wedding of Annah Johnston to Mr. Frank Hill on July 25th, 1895, Elmira, NY. Envelope attached. InvitationA0611
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