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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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Collection TitleMC 39 CommunicationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County newspapers as well as other communications industries. 

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Letter: dated August 13, 1895 from J. Davidson,Attorney & Counselor to "My Dear Colonel" (no last name) to publish a notice of a reunion of the "Old Vets" in bis paper.LetterA0407
Booklet - Carriers New Year's Greeting, Compliments of the Gazette and Free Press, 1894.BookletA0408
Letter: dated April 2, 1895,printed heading "State of New York, Senate Chamber, Albany", to Sam A. Payne(sic) from Baxter T. Smelzer(?), regarding appropriations for Watkins and Elmira and thanks for "your kind newspaper notices".LetterA0408
Booklet - Our Picture Book Compliments of the Elmira Weekly Gazette, ca. 1900. BookletA0409
Letter: dated May 2-20-21(?), 1895, to Col. Sam A. Paine, Elmira Telegram from G. Hibbard, asking him to sign an affadavit for the Pension Bureau that he(Mr. Hibbard) contracted heart problems at Hatteras Island, N.C. in June 1862, during the war and has suffered from it since discharge.LetterA0409
Booklet - The Growler Annual: A Book of Nonsense About Elmira and Elmirans, containing reproductions of the Star-Gazette's weekly feature, The Growler by Frank E. Tripp, 1908.BookletA0410
Letter: dated August 20, 1895 to Sam Paine from James A. Douglas of Farmers' Mecahnics' Bank asking that an ad be run next Sunday.LetterA0410
Program - Complimentary Dinner tendered to Star Gazette Employees for Isaac Seymour Copeland at the Hotel Langwell, Elmira, N.Y. on the Fiftieth Anniversary of his advent in Elmira newspaper work, September 5, 1916.ProgramA0411
Letter: dated March 12, 1902 to Sam Paine from Lew Dockstader, at the "Hotel Marlborough" who has "extended his engagement here" re shipment of "goods".LetterA0411
Program - Birthday Party of Elmira Star Gazette Employes with Rochester Times-Union Representatives as their guests, Hotel Langwell Rose Room, June 21, 1919.ProgramA0412
Letter:dated June 25, 1895, from Edgar Denton, City Judge, that he will not be able to give a July 4th speech, addressed to Sam Paine.LetterA0412
Program - Elmira Star-Gazette Centennial Edition, Centenary Family Party, Federation Hall, December 27, 1928. (multiple copies)ProgramA0413
Letter - from the Elmira Star-Gazette regarding the Diamond Jubilee Club, ca. 1938.LetterA0414
Letter: dated Addison, N.Y. August 26, 1894 to Sam Paine from Tim Coates... he has "a terrible fine item" for the paper and it will be "very juicy". LetterA0414
Letter: dated August 23, 1894 on "Rathbun House" notepaper to Sam Paine from John Ritchie regarding putting a notice in the paper about Clement Bainbridge's approaching visit.LetterA0415
Newsletter - Editorially Speaking, Gannett Group newsletter, Volume 14, 1956. NewsletterA 0415
Letter: dated October 17, 1894, from J. B. Ramsey, President of the "Olean Oswayo & Eastern Railroad Company" to Sam Paine, inviting him to Oswayo, Pa. to celebrate the opening of said railroad with enclosed train passes.LetterA0416
Handbill introducing the Sunday Telegram Economic Review section, January 1968. HandbillA0416
Letter - From the Star-Gazette and Sunday Telegram to their advertisers regarding new advertising rates with attached rate cards, January 19, 1979. LetterA0417
Booklet - Gannett Foundation 1983 Contributions Report. Includes a Mark Twain-related Elmira tourism grant.BookletA0418
Newspaper clipping: " The Telegram, dated May 8, 1921,with an article and cartoon about "Major McFlipp"(Sam Paine) circa 1904.Partially torn.Newspaper ClippingA0418
Document: card announcing a Special Session of the B.P.O.E.(Elks) March 8, 1895 in honor of "Past Exalted Rulers A.E. Baxter and J.R. Stanchfield", dinner menu on back.DocumentA0419
Ledger - Elmira Star-Gazette carrier route book belonging to newsboy T. Clair Perkin, ca. 1930s.LedgerA0419
Letterhead - Elmira Star-Gazette, Inc., ca. 1950.LetterheadA0420
Caricature: "Major McFlipp"(Sam Paine of the Elmira Telegram); 34 pen and ink sketches on cardboard by "EAW" of the Major: "America's Foremost Citizen:First in War, First in Peace and the Last Man to get up from the Dinner Table"."Major McFlipp"A0420
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