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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.

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. 

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Dated Seneca Falls, October 1, 1840 to Edwin Munson from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r 010935
Dated Seneca Falls, July 27, 1841 to Edwin Munson from Paine & Caldwell Company.L e t t e r010936
Dated Seneca Falls, April 10, 1841 to Edwin Munson from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r010937
Mailed to Edwin Munson from Paine & Caldwell,no readable date.Note010938
To Edwin Munson, dated Seneca Falls, December 21, 1840 from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r010939
To Edwin Munson, dated Seneca Falls, November 7, 1840 from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r010940
To Edwin Munson, dated Seneca Falls, September 22, 1840 from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r010941
To Edwin Munson, dated Seneca Falls, September 1, 1840 from Thomas Paine.L e t t e r010942
To Edwin Munson, dated Seneca Falls, August 18, 1840 from Paine & Caldwell Company.L e t t e r010943
An agreement dated February 1, 1883, participants: Christopher Preswick, Roscius Morse, Howard E. Baker and Robert A. Hall(Known as Preswick Morse & Company) for the purpose of setting up a business to sell "Books,Stationary,Wallpaper and Window Shades".Document010944
A hand written inventory sheet dated February 1, 1883, listing the stock and its value of the Preswick & Morse Company Store.Document010945
Two pages that appear to have been taken from the Clark Family Bible: a list of marriages, births and deaths beginning in the late 1700's and going to the late middle 1800's.Documents011001
Two envelopes addressed to Mrs. Charles(Eva)Kimble, both stamped and postmarked,one Mt Vernon,Ohio,1900 and the other Big Flats,NY,1899.Envelopes011101
With envelope postmarked Big Flats,August 4, 1977 from Mrs. Eva Kimble to Tom Byrne,Chemung County Historian.L e t t e r011102
Dated November 1, 1865 between E. Munson and William Bartholomew for a piece of land in Elmira,price $550.00Mortgage011114
Dated November 15, 1859 from M.M.Munson to his sister,J.A. Munson.Letter011115
Titled "New York, November 8, 1837,handwritten; appears to be a list of goods(inventory?) with a value of $558.62.Document011120
From S. Munger,dated August 18,1836 to E. Munson, charge to account $7.25.Invoice011128
Dated Utica, October 31,1835 from L.R. Warner to Hoffman & Munson for goods received in the amount of $204.30.Receipt011129
Cover: Joseph Carrier Elmira Dec- 25-1850"Past Events". Appears to be a personal journal and covers December 1851(capital(sic) at Washington burnt), March 1865:"highest water ever" to 1870,not inclusive.Booklet011201
Two letters written by Joseph Carrier(wife Reliance Hatch Carrier) dated Lockport June 7, 1838 to daughter Julia.L e t t e r s011202
Three hand written letters, two from Lucia Drake Carr,dated 1947 to "You" and "Papa Dearest", one with printed address to "My Dearest Mother" from Mrs. Richard T. Billings of Cortland,NY.L e t t e r s011301
Of marriage,hard bound copy: Edward B. Billings to Mildred Irene Harrington on May 22, 1918 by Albert Ernest Legg.Certificate011302
Entitled "Wedding Chimes" with many printed and illuminated verses and the wedding certificate of Albert S. Carr & Lucia B. Drake,dated June 21,1905,with list of wedding party members and wedding guests.Booklet011401
Issued to Hollister Adelbert Hamilton by Rochester Free Academy that he has met the requirements for the "Academic Class" and is an "Academic Scholar",dated December 31,1884.Certificate011501
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