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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

Collection TitleMC 81 PeopleCreator
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Talitha Botsford

John Bovier

Francis Palmer was a resident of Elmira.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy, stationed at the Panama Canal. 

Mabel Allen graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1904 and Elmira College in 1907.  She married Fredrick Crocker and worked briefly as a school teacher.

Frank Bentley graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1875.  He earned a degree as a lawyer and was a partner in the Horseheads law firm, Bentley & Bush. 


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To Margaret (Winner) Clute dated Sepetember 22, 1984 from Gene H. White Sr. on Huck Finn Motel stationary.Letter010901
Of Frederick Collin, Mayor of Elmira, 1897.Photograph011001
To Frederick Collin from Charles Warren Stoddard,dated July 24, 1897. A hand written one and a typed copy.Letter011002
Paul Collson Memorandum Account Book,1873-74.Booklet011101
To Paul Collson,dated January 1875 from Office of the Treasury.Letter011102
From "Elmira Daily & Weekly Advertiser",November 1877, in payment for an ad.Receipt011103
Three plus hand written pages, titled "Contract with Reed",dated March 15, 1892.Paul Collson collection.Document011104
From the Post Office,Auditor of the Treasury,January 13, 1882 to Paul Colson.Letter011105
Dated January 17, 1902,typed, from Richard Thurston,Attorney in Elmira to Paul Colson.Letter011106
Printed attachment to insurance policy (liability?) partially filled out,stamped "Charles B. Knowles,Manager".Document011107
Large folded poicy on Paul Colson's property from Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool,C.R.Knowles,Agent;expires Sept. 1. 1887.Insurance Policy011108
From thr Hartford Fire Insurance Company on Paul Collson's barn(and contents) in Baldwin,expires October 28, 1890.Insurance Policy011109
Dated December 26,1876, paid in full for one suit for D.S.Beckham,by Paul Collson & signed by George Bower.Receipt011111
Dated March 1, 1890 to Paul Collson from Attorney General's Office in Albany.Postcard011112
Empty, postmarked Feb 1st & April 7,1898 to Paul Collson from Comptroller's Office in Albany and Feb 7, 1903 with illegible addressee.Envelopes011113
U.S.Deposit Fund,State of New York,dated Feb, 18,1899 for $28.12, interest on U.S. Deposit Fund,received from loan commission of Chemung County.Receipt011114
Dated May 28, 1877 for $5.00 from Paul Collson,guardian of D.L.Beckham and signed by John Shadduck,for item, winter of 18176-77.Receipt011115
Dated June 22, 1901 from Thomas Hibbard,County Clerk to Paul Collson.Invoice011116
Typed, from Attorney General's Office,Albany to Paul Collson.Letter011117
Printed four page form from the Comptroller's Office,Albany,dated October 14, 1898 to"The Commissioners for loaning certain moneys of the United States".Document011118
Notice to Loan Commissioners,dated September 30,1897,from State Comptroller's Office regarding how to fill out enclosed blank forms,relating to U.S. Deposit Fund. Document011119
Hand written,dated April 16, 1877 from Comptroller's Office to Paul Collson.Letter011120
Printed from The State Attorney General's office,to County Loan Commissioners,Section 91,""Purchases for the State"Letter011121
Short typed note to Paul"Colson",dated June 22,1904 from Charles S. Lattin requesting payment of debt.Letter011122
Two empty ones from Division of Statistics,March & April 1901 to Paul Collson.Envelopes011123
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