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Collection TitleCL 25 Henry B. Sheely Estate PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDebra Maloney
Date Completed:October 2009
Terms:Genealogy - Sheely Family; real estate development; Southport (N.Y.)
Historical:Sheely Family - Frederick Sheely, a German emigrant, came to the Chemung Valley in 1833, and worked in a tannery.  In 1874, he started his own tannery on the south side of the Chemung River near the Walnut Street Bridge.  His wife's name was Maria and their sons included Henry, Edward and John.  Edward and John owned E. & J. Sheely, wholesale dealers in hides, leather, shoe findings, and saddlery hardware, located at 243-249 West Water Street. Henry B. Sheely was a farmer who owned acreage on the south side of the Chemung River, from Lafayette Street to Bulkhead.  He died on May 23, 1943, leaving his estate to be divided among numerous nieces and nephews.  The executor of his estate was Fred E. Scharf, the husband of his niece, Mildred.

The Henry B. Sheely Estate Papers include numerous legal documents such as wills, deeds, abstracts of titles and court records; correspondence of the executor of the estate, Fred E. Scharf; receipts and the personal correspondence of Olive M. Sheely, the niece of Henry B. Sheely.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1900-1950

This collection contains various legal and personal documents relating to the estate of Henry B. Sheely. 

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Invitations and responses for Olive and Mildred Sheely, 1904-1906.Document011402
Invitation to Elmira Free Academy Commencement Exercises, June 27, 1901.Invitation011403
Elmira Free Academy Commencement announcement, June 22, 1905.Document011404
Wedding invitations addressed to Olive Sheely: Gertrude Weldner to Edwin Sheely, April 24, 1913; Winnifred Tobey to William Campbell, April 15, 1914; Lillian Kline to Dalton Meeks, September 17, 1914; Alta Sheely to John Clark, December 28, 1915; Harriet Sheely to Elmore Hagadorn, March 1, 1916; Marie Oliver to Roy Terwilliger, April 19, 1917; Clara Atwter to Gordon Sheely, December 1, 1923; Ruth Clark to Richard Evans, August 25, 1934.Document011405
Elmira College Commencement announcement, June 9, 1909.Document011405
Invitation to Olive Sheely from Edwin R. Stancliff of 240 Lake Street, undated.Document011406
Letter from Georgia Kennedy of Lynbrook, New York, to Olive Sheely, December 2, 1930.Letter011407
Invitation to the wedding of Anna Mays and Ruben Fleck, May 3, 1934.Invitation011408
Invitation to the wedding of Dr. Jessie Carter and Samuel McKibben, January 1, 1935.Invitation011409
A invitation to the wedding of Harriet Emily to Mr. Elmore White Hagadorn.Invitation011413
Deed for sale of lot No. 124 in the town of Osceola, New York from the Knapp family to Thomas M. Smith, April 13, 1912.Document011501
Deed for sale of lot No. 124 in the town of Osceola, New York from Alice M. Smith to Charles B. Romber, June 1, 1926.Document011502
Letter from Lloyd S. Ingalls of Cortland to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the Sheely estate, discussing sale of Osceola property, June 19, 1934.Letter011503
Letter to Peter J. Ulrich, County Clerk of Lewis County sending deed for Osceola Property and fee for recording the sale, November 21, 1934.Letter011504
Handwritten list of names, undated.Document011505
Swan & Sons-Morss Co., Inc. bills for insurance of various properties of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1938-1944.Bills011601
Insurance contracts from the American Insurance Company for properties owned by the Henry B. Sheely estate, 1926-1939.Document011602
Articles of agreement for sale of two vacant lots located on the west side of Pennsylvania Avenue in Elmira, New York by estate of Henry Sheely to Mr. Putney, April 1946.Document011603
Receipts and disbursements, including tax payments, for property of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1926-1935.Document011701
Letter from Lloyd S. Ingalls of Cortland, New York to Fred Scharff, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing prospective buyers for Osceola property, April 27, 1934.Letter011702
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Dr. Floys S. Ingalls of Cortland, New York , discussing condition and sale of Osceola property, May 16, 1934.Letter011703
Handwritten lists of taxes and other expenses for property of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, November 1934.Document011704
Tax receipts and handwritten notes regarding Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1936.Document011705
Bills for Town, county and state taxes on Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1936-1938.Document011706
Letter from Lena Tanner, collector of taxes in Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharff, enclosing list of taxes for property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, October 20, 1937.Letter011707
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