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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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"Faithful Day Hard to Forget." Photo of the Irving Rumsey family and their overturned house on Catherine Creek.Newspaper photo04D-11F-05
Photos showing before and after pictures of the flood on the North and South sides of Elmira.Newspaper photos04D-11F-05
"The Great Flood of '72." Picture of Erie overpass with washed-out supports, and a photo looking South on the flooded N. Main Street.Newpaper photo04D-11F-05
Photo of flooded Eldridge Amusement Park the day before the big flood.Newspaper Photo04D-11F-05
Photos showing flooded Centertown parking area and the destroyed cottages on Route 352.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Leslie's Weekly, August 18, 1900. Contains portrait of Colonel Liscum.Newsletter04D-11F-06
New York Herald, Monday July 4, 1898. Includes article on the men killed and wounded in the fighting at Santiago.Newspaper04D-11F-06
The Elmira Advertiser, July 17, 1900. Includes the article, "Colonel E.H. Liscum killed At Tien Tsin.Newspaper04D-11F-06
Certificate for membership in the Society of the Army of the Cumberland.Certificate04D-11F-07
Advertisement for Elmira Mills. 1842(?)Advertisement04D-11F-07
Photo of Father Matthews Society ca. 1900-1905.Photograph04D-11F-08
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Activity Contest Shart ca. 1948.Chart04D-11F-09
Lehigh Valley Railroad Record of Car Demurrage forms, ca. 1930s. Form04D-11F-10
Photo of the U.S. Naval Training Center, Co. 251, Great Lakes, Ill. August 23, 1948.Photograph04D-11F-10
Map - Siding & Industries in Elmira, N.Y., bordering tracks used by the Pennsylvania Railroad System, March 14, 1923.Map04D-11F-10
The Hiandria Club at Arcadia. 1909.Photograph04D-11F-11
Photo of Arcadia, 1908.Photograph04D-11F-11
Photo at Arcadia of a group with a canoe. 1908.Photograph04D-11F-11
Poster for the Powder Puff Derby, the 27th Annual All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race. (1973?)Poster04D-11F-12
Certificate of appointment of Charles Stockwell of Canton, P.A., as Justice of the Peace signed by Francis R. Shunk, governer of P.A. February 9, 1847.Certificate04D-11F-13
Postcard with Panoramic view of Elmira, Arnieto F.S. Mosher, Middleberry Center, P.A.Postcard04D-11F-14
List of men to whom notice of fines were served by A.W. Seamaus, 1850.List04D-11F-15
Deed between John Hendy to John Hendy Jr. March 20, 1829.Deed04D-11F-16
Ink on cloth map of the plot of lands owned by W.M. Crans. Big Flats, NY, 1886.Map04D-11F-17
Mortgage of Jarius Lamouree to Andrew Hathorn, July 6, 1858.Mortgage04D-11F-17
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