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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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Article on the history of the Breese family, also on the Breese family Reunions, contains a picture of the original Breese cabin in Horseheads. ArticleA0125
The obituary of Mrs. Hannah Breese Peterson, dated 1873.ObituaryA0126
Information on the lineage of the Breese Family. ArticleA0126
History of the Breese family in relation to the town of Horseheads.Dated June 9, 1923.ArticleA0127
Information on John Breese. DocumentA0128
Speech made by W. H. Arnold at the Breese Family Reunion 1929.SpeechA0129
Rough Draft of a speech about the Breese Family.SpeechA0130
Talks about the influence of Old New England, discusses the History of the Breese family. DocumentA0131
Contains the Ancestry of the Breese family, includes some history of the town of Horseheads. DocumentA0134
Letter from Clark Wilcox to F. W. Sanford regarding information about Orlo Breese. letter dated August 20, 1957. Articles contain information ont he Breese family. Articles dated July 31, 1957.Letter/ArticlesA0135
End of a letter from William Arnold about the dedication of a marker in the name of John Breese, 2 copies, one copy has an article attatched about the dedication of the marker. LetterA0136
Lists Marriages and Births of the Graves family. mentions the Bickford family.Family RecordA0201
Marriages and Births. Beckwith and Grave families mentioned.Family RecordA0202
Shows miscellaneous information and deaths of the Beckwith family. Family RecordA0203
Records the deaths in the beckwith family, the dated range from 1841-1955.Family RecordA0204
Births and Deaths within the Graves and Beckwith families. Family RecordA0205
Promotion papers for asahel Grave, becoming a second lieutenant. Dated MArch 20, 1830.DocumentA0206
Levi Beckwith's ledger with Mr. Bennett. LedgerA0208
Mary Graves teachers certificate. Dated April 16, 1857.Teacher's CertificateA0210
Letter from Joseph Hagenbuch, recommending Abigail Graves. Dated May 2, 1858. LetterA0211
Letter from George Merrick to Mary Beckwith. Dated May 11, 1881. LetterA0212
Dated July 20th 1850. Letter to Abigail Graves. Letter A0213
The Christian Palladium. Dated October 15, 1842. NewspaperA0214
Letter From E.E Merring introducing a Mr. Dean Beckwith. Dated September 22, 1923. LetterA0215
A handwritten copy of a letter from A.D. Graves to his friends and family. LetterA0216
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