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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 152 Nichols Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Lauren Caister and Seth Caister-Rivera in 2014. 
Terms:Genealogy--Nichols Family; Horseheads (N.Y.); Southport (N.Y.)
Historical:Nichols Family - Samuel Draper, originally of Vermont, settled in New York State in the 1790s.  His sons, Draper and Nathan B. Nichols (d. 1904), settled in Southport.  Nathan and his wife Ann owned several tracks of land in the towns of Southport and Horseheads and were engaged in tobacco farming.  Their children included Mrs. Harriet Whitaker, Mrs. Katherine Carpenter and N. Burr Nichols. 
Scope:The Nichols Family Papers include family financial and land transaction records, 1786-1909, as well as receipts associated with the Estate of Robert S. Perine, 1859-1868. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 153 - Collson/Lockner Collection.
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1786-1909
AbstractThis collection contains Nichols family financial and land transaction records, 1786-1909. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Notice of appraisal of the Estate of Nathan B. Nichols of Horseheads, December 14, 1904. DocumentA0621
(4) Receipts for monies paid by Nathan B. Nichols and Burr Nichols, 1902-1905. ReceiptsA0622
Agreement between Frank S. Bentley and Burr Nichols to lease a property on Main Street, Village of Horseheads, January 16, 1905. DocumentA0623
Ruling by the Chemung County Surrogate's Court in the matter of the Estate of Nathan B. Nichols, July 29, 1905. DocumentA0624
Ruling by the Chemung County Surrogate's Court in the matter of the Estate of Catherine Carpenter, December 22, 1909. DocumentA0625
(34) Receipts for monies paid by the Estate of Robert S. Perine by executor Nathan B. Nichols, 1859-1868, for taxes and to the Elmira Gazette and various individuals. ReceiptsA0701
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