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Collection TitleCL 130 Police Department CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed By

Hennessy, James

Murphy, Patrick

New York State Prison Department


Collection mostly contains documents from James Hennessy, while he was captain of the Elmira Police Department. The third box in this collection is his diaries from the years 1930 - 1942. Included is Patrick Murphy's Citizenship Certificate, as well as some books.

Notes:Papers were passed down through the family. Collection contains papers from both the Hennessy and the Murphy Family.
Extent3 Linear ft.
Date Span1920-1940

Collection mostly contains documents from James Hennessy, while he was captain of the Elmira Police Department.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Receipts for Captain Hennessy's household.Receipt0202
Includes The Vindex, a program for te Seventy-third Annual Commencement fo the Elmira Free Academy and James Hennessy's enrollment card for the State of New YOrk Military Census and Inventory of 1917.Document0203
Includes various photocopies of newspaper articles.Document0204
Includes items dealing with the Vacuette Distributing Company and the installation of a Sanitation System.Document0205
Chemung County Historical Tour, Pomona Grage Farm and Home Bureau, 4H Club, conducted by Daniel Bates of Cornell (September 14, 1929).Document0206
Amendments to the Constitution for the Kanvokation of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, held in Chicago, Illinois.Document0207
An invitation to attend a Grand Promenade Ball of the Celtic Defense Association (March 3, 1882).Document0208
Dentist receipts for James Hennessy.Receipts0209
Protection For Your Baby Against Whooping Cough, Diptheria, Small Pox, New York State Department of Health.Document0210
Includes the Rhode Island Insurance Company for his car.Document0211
A letter from the Canadian Cusoms Office at the Port of Niagra Falls regarding permission to use his car while in Canada.Letter0212
Documents regarding traffic codes, briefings, ordinances, and other daily police matters between the years 1938 and 1942.Document0212
Receipts for James Hennessy's car insurance.Receipt0213
"Where to Refer," containing information where to send people requesting information of help.Document0214
Elmira Pocket Guide and Street Directory (1940).Document0215
The Erie Railroad Time Tables for April 1910.Document0216
Copy of the 1933 Torch for the Elmira Free Academy.Document0217
Includes copies of: Climatography of the United States No. 20, Climate of Elmira, NY; Climatological data for September 1975; Climatological Data for June 1972; and NOAA Technical Memorandum EDS NCC-1, Preliminary Climate Data Report, Hurricane Agnes June 14-23, 1972.Document0218
Inserts removed from between the pages of 1927 diary.Document0219
Documents removed from 1928 diary.Document0220
Documents removed from 1929 diary.Document0221
Documents removed from 1931 diary.Document0222
Documents removed from 1932 diary.Document0223
Documents removed from 1934 diary.Document0224
Documents removed from 1935 diary.Document0225
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