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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.

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Collection TitleCL 125 Morrell Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:4/29/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Carl Morrell in 2004. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy--Morrell Family; Photographs; Small business; Tailors

Morrell Family-Andrew and Anthony Sr. Morrell came to Elmira, NY from Italy in 1893.   Anthony Sr. and his wife had 10 children; Pauline, Donald, Edmund, Joseph, Carl, Anthony Jr., Gerald, Thomas, Paul and John.  Shortly after arriving in Elmira, Andrew Morrell opened a tailor shop at 110 State Street.  The shop moved to 101 East Water Street when Anthony Sr. joined the business.  Anthony Sr. retired from the business in 1951, and his sons Carl, Tony, Tom and Donald moved the store to 303 College Ave.  They closed the shop in 1981. 

Scope:The Morrell Family Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings and business cards.  The bulk of the collection consists of images of the Morrell family and their places of work from 1903 to 1934. 
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1903-1952
AbstractThis collection contains images and documents relating to the Morrell Family. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Copy of a newspaper clipping titled "Erie's Off-Maligned Indian Jim Fisk's Gift to Elmira" and dated 12/15/51.Newspaper Clipping010303
Copies of two newspaper clippings titled "Erie Indian,Smashed Beyond Repair,Off to War as Scrap"(Jan.1952) and "Joins Great White Father's Scrap"(1/08/52).Newspaper Clippings010304
Copy of a newspaper clipping titled "Erie-DL&W Consolidation to Change Railroad Pattern"; "Tier Retrenchment Only Weeks Away", dated 8/2/59Newspaper Clipping010305
A.J. Morrell's business card for his tailor shop at 107 East Market Street. Business Card010400
Business Card of A.J. Morell,Tailor, 107 E.Market Street elmiraY.Business Card010401
A photograph of an unidentified hotel lobby showing the room clerk, two bellhops and a clerk at the tobacco/sundries counter.Photograph019103
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