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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

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A National Writing Book,titled "A Series of Seven Numbers"(With Copies Adapted to Each), from the Edwin Munson folder, published in Salem, Boston & New York.Booklet010904
A Book-Keeping Ledger by single and double entry,from the Edwin Munson folder,first date 1858, published by Crosby Nichols & Cmpany,Boston.Booklet010905
"Copy Book" from the Edwin Munson folder, manufactured and sold by C.Preswick, 16 W.Water St. Elmira.Last page is signed "Jane Amelia Munson".Booklet010906
A copy book with writings by Jane Amelia Munson and dated 1856Booklet010907
A two page bill to Edwin Munson from VanWinkle & Randall,dated November 12,1837.Document010908
A small card with a pen & ink drawing of a house with instructions on the back regarding perspective drawing.Document010909
Printed, made out to Edwin Munson for the purchase of Cemetery Lot #4 in the "Burying Ground in the Village of Elmira", dated March 5, 1840.Receipt010910
From Edwin Munson folder, a handwritten page labeled "Inventory of Stock, March 1839", approx. value $105-106.00.Document010911
For fur goods received by E. Munson with a value of $80.25, signed by V. Randall of Charles King & Co.Receipt010913
To Edwin Munson from Alexander Scranton for $61.88.Promissory Note010916
Dated Seneca Falls,NY November 8, 1840. to Edwin Munson from Thomas J. Paine.Letter010917
Hand made booklet on penmanship with examples of writing and printing.Booklet010918
Making Mrs. E. Munson A LIFE MEMBER of Woman's Home Missionary Union of New York State.Certificate010919
Seven receipts dated in 1837 for goods sold by Edwin Munson.Receipts010921
Handwritten list of goods purchased from Richard & Henry Haight of Elmira for $73.15,dated November 13,1837.Document010922
From F.J.Bearns & Co.,November 7, 1837 to Mr. E. Munson, amount of $12.50.Receipt010923
Dated April 2, 1837 to Wells Downer Bates & Co. of Chittenango,NY,assignees of a patent originally applied for by George Pack: a machine that forms staves from steamed or boiled wood.Patent Letter010924
From the Norwich Fire Insurance Company to Edwin Munsom for seven hundred dollars,March 21, 1859Insurance Policy010925
Dated Ithaca, September 5,1836 from G. Munger(?) to Edwin Munson about an order Munson made with him.Letter010926
For goods in the amount of $19.90 bought by Edwin Munson,dated September 8,111836, signed by S.Munger.Receipt010927
A promissory note dated September 10,1828 in the amount of $36.59 with interest to Edwin Munson, signed by Washingtn(?) O. Cook.Document010930
Very faded, dated March 1837 to Edwin Munson,"Store Business".Letter010931
Dated Seneca Falls May 1, 1840 to Edwin Munson from Thomas Paine,Letter010932
A hand made penmanship booklet,very faded, no legible date or name.Booklet010933
To Edwin Munson,dated Seneca Falls, August 1, 1840 from Paine & Caldwell Company.Letter010934
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