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Manuscript Library

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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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Chemung County Court statement of claims in the matter of Matthew Covell vs. Richard Hetfield, April 2, 1842. Asa Baldwin plantiff's attorney. Document11004
Insurance policy from the Wyoming Insurance Company of Wilkesbarre, PA, issued to Zemanda Baldwin of Wellsburgh, February 17, 1866. Document11005
Letter to Morgan Baldwin from I.M. Hinchman regarding personal matters, March 29, 1877. Letter11006
Letter from F.E. Baldwin to Mary Carr regarding his candidacy, November 5, 1883. Letter11007
Letter from Frances Dumas to her siblings regarding Baldwin Family news, no date. Letter11008
Partial letter from Isaac and Emily Baldwin, no date. Letter11009
Letter to a Baldwin family members brother and sisters, April 4th. Document11012
Parts out of the "Electioneering Campaign" book. Piece taken out is Part 1, The Argument. Document1111
Various Pictures of the Barnhart Family Gravestones. Pictures1121
Memorial Card for Sarah M. Derby who died December 27, 1886. Document1131
Rememberance Card for Thomas Derby who died April 23, 1889. Document1132
Picture Drawn by Eva Derby, titled Dream with the caption, "Very pleasant for the doll, but more than flesh and blood can stand."Drawing1133
Appears to be an address tag put on letters or boxes sent out by Derby's Book Shop. Document1134
Momentos of one of the Derby Sisters before attending Warner Buisness College. Document1135
Certificate for Cora Derby saying that she has recited four years of lessons perfectly from the Sunday School of Park Church. Document1136
Letter to Cora and Eva Derby from Arthur S. Fileh detailing his thanks for their "sweet rememberance". Letter1137
Francis Bowman's mathematical study book. April 5, 1909. Book1141
Boyd Family Gravestone Slides. Slides1151
Marriage certificate for O.E. Drake and Sarah Palmer who were married on March 15, 1865.Certificate121
Handwritten copy of an indenture made of Sarah Christian to John Livingston. Letter131
Death records of the Livingston family. Document132
Letter from Charlotte S. DeWitt to Mr. James V. Stowell, about a publication he forwarded to the Cornell University Library, 1955. Letter141
Ross Gilmore Marvin: Tragedy in the Arctic, written by James Stowell on the life of Ross Marvin, 1954. Booklet1410
Letter to Mr James V. Stowell from Edward M. Weyer about James' letter on the 50th Anniversay of The Explorers Club, 1954. Letter142
Letter to James regarding his sending of a Marvin booklet that should arouse intrest in the historical society, 1954. Letter143
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