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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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"Clinton's Army"Painting04D-09F-09
"Distant View of the Village of Elmira." (1841?).Article with Illustration04D-09F-10
"View from Big Flats, Looking Down the Chemung River."Illustration04D-09F-11
"Mastadon" by W.C. Dilger. 1952.Painting04D-09F-12
"Mammoth" by Chas R. Knight. (1909?).Painting04D-09F-13
Drawing by James Stowell from the expedition of Schooner Bowdoin in the Arctic. "Neighborhood Gossip" 1954.Drawing04D-09F-14
"Elmira NY-Union Station: The Queen of the Southern Tier" by Richard Pedersen, 1997.Painting04D-09F-15
Ladies Home Journal, Christmas Issue, 1892.Magazine04D-09F-17
Sketch of Eclipse Manufacturing Co. by Stowell.Sketch04D-09F-18
"Old Chemung Canal Boat" by Burr M. Hullert(?), 1903.Drawing04D-09F-18
This folder contains promotional wall calendars compliments of the following businesses & organizations: J.H. O’Hare meat market (1930); Whipples Lumber Yard (1945); Mark Twain Food Market (1947); Sindlinger & Burt, insurance agents (1959); Near Westside Neighborhood Association (1983); NYSEG New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (1988).Calendars04D-09F-19
Explore Elmira Historical Calendar by the New York State Division of Youth, 1979.Calendar04D-09F-19
Dr. Miles’ Weather Calendars compliments of the following local drug stores: Robertson Pharmacy (1924); Elmira Drug & Chemical Co. (1928); Warden’s Store (1929); Kelly Drugs (1937); Lauster’s Pharmacy (1938); L.E. Ingersoll Pharmacy (1938); Rand’s Cut Rate Drugs (1939); Borst & Cuffney; W. Dean Hyde; B.P. Gerould; Spillan Pharmacy; Central Pharmacy; Barkman Drug Store; and Jas. R. Spillan Pharmacy. Calendar04D-09F-20
"The Atlas Herbrarium Collection of Garana Bedrosian." Begins May 1917.Notebook04D-10F-01
Charles Van Aken Scrapbook #457.Scrapbook04D-10F-02
Business letter. 1818.Letter04D-11F-01
Iventory and notes of Mathhias Hollenback. April 29, 1798.Notes04D-11F-01
Letter pertaining to land distribution on the town of Newton.Letter04D-11F-01
Letter signed by M. Hollenback. April 7, 1820.Letter04D-11F-01
Letter of testimony(?). August 20, 1814.Letter04D-11F-01
List of land owners and their property and possessions.List04D-11F-01
Letter adressed to Mathhias Hollenback Esquire. March 1800.Letter04D-11F-01
Letter from Bradfor County, NY, 1814 from Matthias Hollenback and Elijah Hortant.Letter04D-11F-01
Letter signed by Chas F. Welles of Bradford County, NY.Letter04D-11F-01
List of expenses for James Rowles Matthias Hollenback. Ledger Page04D-11F-01
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