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Manuscript Library

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. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

Collection TitleMC 70 PeopleCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByJessica Lynn
Date Completed:June 1, 2007
Notes:Each document in this box is specific to a certain person who once lived in Elmira, NY, or the Elmira, NY area. Documents found in this box range from scrapbooks to postcards, letters to legal documents, and photographs to account booklets. The documents vary in date from as early as the 1830's to as late as the 1970's.
Extent.5 linear feet

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from John Fitzsimmons to Oliver C. Comstock (October 1813). (Photocopy included).LetterA1301
Account book of John Fitzsimmons.BookletA1302
Supreme Court Summons to John M. French (1861).DocumentA1401
Account book of John M. French.BookletA1402
Legal documents of Emma Getman, including: letter from the Department of the Interior Pension Office (May 21, 1883); Agricultural Insurance Policy (June 22, 1885); Owego National Bank Association Certificate (August 2, 1886); and Southern Tier Bachelor's Endowment Association Certificate of Membership (August 31, 1886).DocumentA15
Legal Papers of Emeline Rumsey (Elston) including: Warranty Deed (September 4, 1887); Mortgage (March 11, 1876); Mortgage Insurance Clause (October 28, 1878); Bond (December 26, 1878); Mortgage Real Estate (July 14, 1883).DocumentA16
Valentine's Day Decoration, to Miss K. Gibbs from Cecelia D.DecorationA18
Letters from: Benjamin Spaulding to William C. Gill Sr. (February 23, 1891); William C. Gill Jr. to Mr. Wilcox (November 7, 1951); William C. Gill Jr. to Mr. Byrne (December 15, 1975) regarding William C. Gill Sr.'s admission in to law school.LetterA19
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