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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
5 Rubles, Russia, 1938.CurrencyA1408
5000 Marks, Germany, 1922 (2 copies). CurrencyA1409
10000 Marks, Germany, 1922 (2 copies). CurrencyA1410
50000 Marks, Germany, 1922 (9 copies). CurrencyA1411
100000 Marks, Germany, 1923 (4 copies). CurrencyA1412
5 Francs, France, ca. 1940s.CurrencyA1413
1 Lira, Italy, Allied Military currency, 1943.CurrencyA1414
50 centavos, Japan.CurrencyA1415
50 currency, unknown Asian country.CurrencyA1416
Souvenir ticket for the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 (2 copies). CurrencyA1501
Sheet of reproductions of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent bills from the Village of Elmira, November 1, 1862.CurrencyA1502
Elmira Trust Company pamphlet, 1902. PamphletA1601
The Elmira National Bank, reciever's certificate of proof of claim. August 15, 1893.DocumentA1701
Check from the First National Bank of Elmira, for $99.50, 1865. CheckA1702
Piece of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank in Elmira, NY. (3)EnvelopeA1703
The front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank in Elmira, NY from Tucker Manuf'g Co. Boston, MA. EnvelopeA1704
Front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank from Adler Brothers and Co. EnvelopeA1705
Front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank from Adolph Tuska.EnvelopeA1706
Front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank from the New-York National Exchange Bank. EnvelopeA1707
Front of an envelope addressed to the cashier at the First National Bank from Theo F. Brett & Co. EnvelopeA1708
Front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank from Jay Cooke and Co.EnvelopeA1709
Front of an envelope addressed to the cashier of the First National Bank from Kaufmann Bros. & Bondy.EnvelopeA1710
Front of an envelope addressed to the First National Bank from Randel Manufactuer, Wholesale & Retail.EnvelopeA1711
Sheets of blank cashier's checks from the First National Bank of Elmira, circa 1860. ChecksA1712
Blank check from the Second National Bank of Elmira, NY., circa 1920.CheckA1801
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