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Collection TitleMC 14 Restaurants/ Hotels/ Taverns/ CookbooksCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Fall 2006
Date Updated:Winter 2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Cookery; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.

Hotels-Alice Frances Hotel, 1900-1933; Buckbee House, 1850s-1918; Delavan House, 1854-1919; Elizabeth Inn, 1990s; Francis Hall House, 2009; Grey Whale Inn, 1990s; Hathaway House, 1850-1874; Holiday Inn, Elmira, 1974-present; Holiday Inn, Horseheads, 1968-present; Homestead Hotel, 1878-1913; Hotel Imperial, 1918-1932; Hotel Langwell, 1896-1958; Hotel Rathbun, 1899-1941; Mark Twain Hotel, 1929-1972; (New) Park Hotel, 1915-1959; Rathbun House, 1860-1898; Strathmont Bed & Breakfast (1991); Tom Sawyer Motor Inn, 1943-1990s; Wyckoff House, 1878-1892.

Restaurants-Barn Stormers Restuarant, 1987; Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 2000s; Beijing Gardens, 1980s-present; Bistro 223, 2010-present; Brennan's Fabulous Foods, 1990s; Buddies, 1949-1956; Charlie's Cafe, 2000s; CFJP Bistro, 2000s; Dixie Barbecue, 1932-1990s; Fox's Pizza Den, ca. 2005-present; Global Gourmet, 2010; Happy Family Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, 2009-present; Hill Top Inn, 2000s; Johnny's Tavern, 1960-1976; Katie's Cafe, 2008-present; Liberatore's Restaurant, 1938-1949; Log Cabin Inn, 1935-1958; Los Panchos, 2000s; Mustico's, 1930-1992; New England Kitchen, 1892-1959; Newton's; O'Brien's, 1911-present; Pierce's 1894, 1894-2008; Pitt's Goody Shop, 1934-1965; Pudgie's Pizza, 1967-present; Rustic Gardens, 1941; Simon's, 2000s; Sykes, 1939-1968; Tap House, 1933-1966. 

Scope:The Restaurants/ Taverns/ Hotels/ Cookbooks Collection includes cookbooks ranging in date from 1888 to 1963; assorted recipes; trade cards, menus, guest registers and promotional literature from Chemung County Hotels dating from 1874 to the 1970s; and menus, trade cards and placemats from local restaurants dating from the 1920s to the present.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1874-2010
AbstractThis collection contains items relating to cooking and the service industry including recipes, cookbooks and various documents relating to local restaurants and hotels. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Menu - Louies Hanover Square Catering Menu, 102 South Main Street, Horseheads, New York. Gives a listing of foods available and their costs.MenuB0119
Guest Services Directory - Holiday Inn, Elmira, N.Y., ca. 1990. (multiple versions)BookletB0201
Floor Plan - Holiday Inn, Elmira, NY, ca. 1990. Floor PlanB0202
Guest Services Directory - Holiday Inn, Horseheads, NY, 1990.BookletB0203
Invoice - Holiday Inn Riverview, Elmira, March 2012. InvoiceB0204
Pamphlet - Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview & Holiday Inn Express Horseheads, 2012. PamphletB0205
Menu - Hotel Imperial, 102 West First Street, Elmira, N.Y., c. 1918.MenuB0301
Menu - Easter dinner menu for Langwell Hotel, April 5, 1896.MenuB0401
Booklet - Hotel Langwell, Elmira, N.Y., consists of hotel eatery menu and photographs of hotel interior, 1897.BookletB0402
Reciept - for payment of $17.57 from Grant Carr to the Hotel Langwell, November 19, 1904.RecieptB0403
Reciept - for payment of $17.57 from Grant Carr to the Hotel Langwell, February 3, 1906.ReceiptB0404
Program - Elmira Free Academy Annual Senior Banquet at Hotel Langwell, Wednesday, June 22, 1921.ProgramB0405
Menu - Langwell Hotel, April 14, 1942.MenuB0406
Pamphlet - Your Best Value in Elmira, N.Y., Hotel Langwell, Elmira's Most Friendly Hotel, ca. 1945. Hotel features and photographs. PamphletB0407
Handbill - Notice to patrons of the Hotel Langwell regarding beverage service policies, ca. 1950s. HandbillB0408
Placemat - Hotel Langwell. (6 copies)PlacematB0409
Coaster - Hotel Langwell. (2 copies)CoasterB0410
Pamphlet - Rathbun House, Elmira, N.Y., consists of meal hours, ca. 1880.PamphletB0501
Menu - Rathbun House, dinner for Sunday, November 22, 1885.MenuB0502
Menu - Rathbun House, Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, November 26, 1885.MenuB0503
Menu - Rathbun House, dinner May 9, 1886.MenuB0504
Receipt - For payment of $6.45 from Rev. D. Hull to the Rathbun House, January 11, 1888.ReceiptB0505
Menu - 13th anniversary reunion for the 10th New York Cavalry, held at the Rathbun House, Wednesday October 21, 1891.MenuB0506
Program - Yank Adams, The World's Billiard Wonder, at the Rathbun House, February 12, 1892.ProgramB0507
Envelope - Rathbun House letterhead, ca. 1880s.EnvelopeB0508
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