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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 TitleMC 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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Orders- stating that Brigadeer General S. Stuart has accepted the resignation of Capt. Norman Blye of the 50th Brigade and 20th Division of the NYS Militia and that Blye will be honorably discharged, 1842.Orders, MilitaryB0212
Orders- from Henry C. Wells, Colonel & Commanding Officer of the 239th Regiment, 18th Brigade and 20th Division of the NYS Militia stating that John Wormby did serve for several years and is being discharged, 1842.Orders, MilitaryB0213
Certificate - of Military Commission for Hiram Gray as Quarter Master Sergeant of the 58th Regiment, 36th Brigade, 19th Division of Infantry of the NYS Militia, 1824.CertificateB0214
Warrant - addressed to Mr. Edington Chafman granting him duty as a sergeant in the 42nd Regiment of the Militia of the Sate of New York, 1836.WarrantB0215
Program - Dance Card for the 3rd Grand Masquerade Ball, 26th Separate Company, Armory, Nov. 15, 1895.ProgramB0301
Program - 30th Separate Co., New Years Day, Armory, 1907.ProgramB0302
Program - 30th Separate Company, Military Ball, Thanksgiving Evening, 1906.ProgramB0303
Booklet - Constitution and By-Laws, Old Guard of 30th Separate Company, Elmira NY, 1905.BookletB0304
Booklet - By-Laws of 30th Separate Co., Infantry, New York State Guards, 1878.BookletB0304
Program - 30th Separate Co., Stating the nights that there would be dancing, Armory, Elmira NY, 1896.ProgramB0305
Program - Camp Fire, 30th Separate Co., Armory, Elmira NY, 1889.ProgramB0306
Program - Last Band Concert of the Thirtieth Separate Company, 1890.ProgramB0307
Program - Catalogue, Loan Exhibition, 30th Separate Co.'s Fair, October 1892.ProgramB0309
Handbill - Military Ball, 30th Separate Co., Bundy Hall, Elmira NY, January 1886.HandbillB0310
Program - Minstrels, 30th Separate Co., Madison Avenue Theater, Elmira NY, December 1890.ProgramB0311
Program - For Liberty, Benefit of the 30th Separate Co., Elmira NY, 1899.ProgramB0312
Certificate - of Honorable Discharge for 2nd Lieutenant Seymour Dexter from the 110th Battalion National Guard of the State of New York, Albany, January 31, 1877.Certificate, DischargeB0313
Orders - Packet of military orders for Company "L" 3rd Regiment, 30th Separate Co., Elmira NY, 1909.OrdersB0314
Orders - Military orders stating Sergeant W.H. Halliday, 30th Separate Co., is detailed as Ordnance Sergeant and will report to Lieutenant T.A. Brown, Oswego NY, 1899.OrdersB0315
Program - First Set Athletic Games of Thirtieth Separate Co. Athletic Association, 30th Separate Co., 1895.ProgramB0316
Program - 1st Annual Meeting of the 30th Separate Company Rifle Association, 1879.ProgramB0316
Roll, Muster - List of Elmira Guards, 30th Separate Co., Elmira NY, circa 1870s.Roll, MusterB0318
Orders - Military Orders stating that Captain E. D. McCarthy is hereby detailed to inspect Headquarters 3rd Battalion, and 30th Separate Company at Elmira NY, 1907.OrdersB0319
Document - List of men enrolling to serve under the Elmira Guards, 30th Separate Co., Elmira NY, 1851.DocumentB0320
Document - Stating By- Laws of the Elmira Guards, 30th Separate Co., Elmira NY, 1847. DocumentsB0321
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