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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.

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"Warranty Deed" John B. Aber and Bertha A. Aber, his wife, to County of Chemung, Dated June 26, 1925,recorded June 30, 1925, property located in the Town of Ashland.DocumentA0411
"Warranty Deed", Caroline Dewey to H.D. Wells, dated December 18, 1877, property located in the Township of Ridgebury.DocumentA0411
"Warranty Deed", Daniel & Fanny Brewer to Nancy H. Myers, recorded April 17, 1866,property located in the Town of SouthportDocumentA0412
"Warranty Deed" Abner & Orpha Wells to John S. Brewer, Dewitt Clinton Brewer & david G. Brewer, dated December 24, 1855, recorded June 13, 1856, property located in the Town of Southport.DocumentA0413
For four thousand dollars from Dr. Ira F. Hartfor stock, dated February 29,1896, signed Christopher Preswick by R.T. Turner, AttorneyReceiptA0420
Receipt for Deed: rec'd of Zalmon F. Robinson,the deed of land from Jacob Waln(?) & wife to Moses Inscho. Signed Mary InschoReceiptA0421
Promissory notes and power of atorney by Ira F. Hart to Christopher Preswick, January 7, 1887.DocumentA0423
"Bond". dated April 15, 1859, sum of two thousand dollars, Marion E. & Ine(?) P. Hart to Evaline M. HartHumphries(?).DocumentA0424
"Mortgage" Marion E. Hart to Eveline M. Hart, recorded May 23, 1853, in the amount of one thousand dollars, property located in the Village of Elmira. DocumentA0425
"Mortgage" Samuel Carr to Arnold Armstrong, recorded November 29, 1845,located in the Town of Big Flats.DocumentA0426
"Mortgage" Artemus D. Mills to Frank H. Mills, recorded January 28, 1884 in the amount of $884.00,property located in the City of ElmiraDocumentA0427
Dated November 1, 1856, Artemus D. Mills, Joseph C. Mills, Linas Z. Mill & Phebe A. Mills agree to amicably divide land owned by Silas Miller who died intestate, property locatd in Town of Big Flats.DocumentA0428
"Warranty Deed" , Horace & Jenny Mills to Levi B. & Martha Edminster, recorded April 14, 1865, amount of thirty-five hundred dollars, property located in the Village of Wellsburgh.DocumentA0429
"Mortgage" Converse & Jennie Stage to William Finley, recorded April 2, 1887, in he amount of $450.00, property located in the City of Elmira, Lots 30 & 31.DocumentA0430
"Warranty Deed" William & Harriet Finley to Converse & Jennie Stage, recorded April 2, 1887, in the amount of seven hundred dollars, property located in the City of Elmira, Lots 30 & 31DocumentA0431
"Discharge of Mortgage" William Finley to Converse Stage, dated April 24, 1890DocumentA0432
"Mortgage" Converse & Jennie Stage to Abbie M. Nelson, recorded February 26, 1910, in the amount of $200.00, property known as Lots 30 & 31 in the City of Elmira.DocumentA0433
"Quit Claim Deed", Jane B. Wells to Lyman Dewey, dated March 14, 1895, property in the Town of Ashland.DocumentA0434
"Article of Agreement",handwritten and dated September 28, 1847 between Hepsibeth Clark and Horace Kellsey, that she will provide him a deed to one acre of land known as the "Jackson Lot"as soon as she "Becomes possessed of the Legal Vote".DocumentA0436
"Assignment of Mortgage" Sutherland Dewitt and Phebe J. Dewitt, Executors of Abbie M. Nelson to Phebe J. Dewitt, recorded on April 28, 1917, original mortgage dated February 25, 1910 to Converse & Jennie Stage in the amount of $200.00DocumentA0437
"Assignment of Mortgage" H. C. Blair, by Attorney, to Mary M. Davis, recorded February 15, 1883,orginal mortgage to Samuel & Mary Ann Grover & dated August 16, 1880, no amount stated.DocumentA0438
Four page, typed document, dated April 19, 1958, "Agreement Releasing and Discharging Land Restrictive Covenants", regarding property in Strathmont Park to be purchased by Nellie Welles Moore for the purpose of establishing a museum.DocumentA0439
A notice from the Department of the Interior,Bureau of Pensions, dated March 14, 1894 to Joseph R. Norris of Chemung, N.Y. .regarding a pension that he will be receivingDocumentA0440
Hand written letter to Charles Sleeper,"Supervisor Town Veteran", Millport, N.Y., dated May 21, 1887, from Dailey & Bentley, Attorneys, Horseheads, N.Y., withdrawing a case involving "Ryan" and pending before the village Justice.DocumentA0441
Multi-paged typed reproduction "Royal Charter, Dated March 12, 1664,Recorded Secretary of State's Office. Vol. 1 of Patents, page 139. Published Vol. 1 Colonial Laws of New York, page 1>""Charles the Second By the grace of God King of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland defender of the ffaith,etc. to James Duke of YorkAbstract of TitleA0501
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