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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 47 Dunn Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Douglas Gross and the Estate of Elizabeth Dunn in 2009 and 2010. 

Elmira (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 

Historical:John Dunn - John Dunn, son of Bertha and Daniel Dunn, was born June 21, 1891. He served in the New York State National Guard and United States Army during World War I from April 1917 until March 1919.  On April 2, 1818, he married Mary Brown of Elmira.  The two lived on Herrick Street on Elmira's southside.  John held a number of jobs including farmer, laborer, factory worker and chauffeur.  The couple had a daughter, Elizabeth. 
Scope:The Dunn Family Collection includes John Dunn's World War I and veteran's documents, 1917-1933; receipts from area businesses, 1915-1940; Dunn family banking records, 1927-1958; local tax receipts, 1919-1959; miscellaneous personal papers. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 46.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1915-1958
AbstractThis collection contains items related to John Dunn's service in World War I (WWI) as well as Dunn family financial records and personal papers. 

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Receipts from the following people & businesses, December 31, 1909-July 19, 1936: C.A. Petrie Coal Co.; H. Strauss; Sheehan, Dean & Co.; S.J. Brown; David C. Blair; Reidy & Curran; Maple Farms; Drs. Case and Burke; Mills & Rockey; Sheely Bros, Inc.; Thomas Burke; Holden Electric Shop; Crum & Holden; Stello E. VanOrder; Howard Catlin; Marie Liddy; Gospel-Kelly Co.; Maloney Bros, Inc. Document010804
Letter from the Credit Rating Bureau to Harry Dunn regarding an outstanding debt, July 18, 1928.Letter010805
Certificates of Promotion at St. Mary's Parochial School for Elizabeth Dunn, June 1931 and June 1932.Certificate010901
New Years greeting card, ca. 1920s.Greeting Card010902
Marine Midland Trust Company book for a retail installment loan for a car; closed June 8, 1965. Retail Instalment Contract included, along with a receipt for payment on a Dodge convertible coupe. Documents010903
(3) Checks from Elizabeth Dunn's account with Marine Midland Trust Co., March - June 1958.Documents010904
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