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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. 

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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An order dated October 17,1881 from C.E.Jennings and Company of NYC to S.Gillett & C0.Document011604
Titled "How We Earn The Money", done all in verse by Mrs. George Archibald Palmer,dated June 1905 and explaining how members of Hedding Church earn "offerings" to the church.Booklet011701
A hard cover printed "Memorial" booklet to Howard A. Hamer,with some biography,verses,funeral service,etc.Born in South Wales November 13,1846, died in Elmira October 9, 1890.Booklet011703
A sepia photo pf Mrs George Archibald(pen name or Mrs George Archibald Palmer).Photograph011704
A typed obituary of Mrs. George A.(Anna C.) Palmer who died in 1928 and is buried in Woodlawn.Document011705
A hand written story of several pages by Mrs. George Archibald(Palmer) entitled "The Tale of A Cat."Document011706
Dated 5 John St, NY(C?),July 14, 1863 to Sarah Palmer from her Cousin Alfred(?) C. Wood(?).L e t t e r011707
To Bray Dickinson Hall, dated Geneva,October 16,1842 from Wm(?) K Strong.L e t t e r011801
A hand written and a typed copy of a letter to Bray Dickinson Hall datyed Albany,November 8, 1848 from T.Weed.L e t t e r011802
Ledger - "Book of the Dead," record of burials in the 2nd St. cemetery kept by John W. Jones, 1850. (with copies & transcript)Ledger011901
Program - Dedication of the John Jones Memorial, Woodlawn National Cemetery, June 22, 1997. Program012001
Pamphlet - Woodlawn National Cemetery: Rules & Regulations, ca. 1990. Pamphlet012001
In recognition of devoted military service by Asaph B. Hall and signed by President Ronald Reagan.Certificate012015
Showing eligible workers on Southport roads,dated March 10,1837.Document012506
Transfer of real estate from Charles F. Welles & Ellen,his wife to Gurdon Grover, property in Springfield Township, dated September 3, 1827. Map of property with dimensions on second page.Document012801
Dated Southport June 8, 1826, a petition to build a road to "No. 1" and signers agree to help ppay for any necessary improvements and maintenance.Document012901
Invitation to the wedding of Prudence Graham and John Troxel on November 26, 1908.Invitation012901
Birth announcement for the son of John and Prudence Troxel, October 16, 1913.Document012902
Lithographic prints of the Lorenzo Webber reidence, F.C. Dininny residence, Elmira Surgical Institute and J.C. Seeley carriage manufacturer, 1879. Lithograph013001
304 Drive C Papers - (5) Photographs of the greenhousePhotographs013201
304 Drive C Papers - Letter from Hanley W. Staley Company to A.L. Hoffman regarding the purchase and installation of a pool motor at 304 Drive C, Elmira, May 9, 1957.Letter013202
304 Drive C Papers - Technical Specifications for F-2-30 SP. Marlin Pool Filter, April 7, 1955.Technical Drawing013203
Pen & ink drawing of 304 Drive C, Elmira, ca. 1980s.Drawing013204
Titled "The New Wedding Album" with lavish illustrations and verse celebrating the marriage of Ianthe Eastgate and Ely Personius on September 25, 1901.Book013701
Seymour Dexter Papers: Program - Fifth Anniversary Session of the Athenaeum Lyceum of Alfred University, June 30, 1863. Program013801
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