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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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Collection TitleMC 39 CommunicationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County newspapers as well as other communications industries. 

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Summons: dated May 9, 1898 to Sam Paine to appear as witness in the murder tial of Martin Strait, Supreme Court, Elmira City Court House.SummonsA0421
Postcard from the Star-Gazette circulation department to sellers agents, ca. 1910s.PostcardA0421
Letter dated August 9, 1895, an invitation from the Steuben County Firemen's Association to attend an August 14th "Meeting" in Westfield, Pa. to H.H.Brooks & Sam Paine.LetterA0422
Letter: dated April 14, 1894, "State of New York, Office of the Superintendent of State Prisons, Albany", Austin Lathrop, Sup't, intoducing Sam Paine to Jas. C. Stout, Adj. Warden at Auburn, N.Y.LetterA0423
Summons: dated Elmira, May 24, 1895 to Sam Paine to appear as a witness in the First Degree murder trial of M. V. Strait on May 24, 1895.SummonsA0424
Letter: dated June 26, 1895, to Sam Paine from the Prison Superintendent's Clerk, informing him that the law does not permit a "newspaper" visit to condemned murderers such as Martin V. Strait.LetterA0425
Letter: a note on "Elmira Telegram" stationary, no date from a"HSB" to "SaP", a personal note.LetterA0426
Cartoon: a pen and ink "Major McFlipp" drawing of him entering someone's office,man at desk(back view) holding large revolver.CartoonA0427
Letter: from Elmira Chief of Police, L.D. Little, dated September 5, 1893, Inviting the Telegram Editor for a ride in the "new Police Patrol Wagon".LetterA0428
Summons: dated December 12, 1894, to S.A. Payne(sic) to appear befoe the Board of Police in the matter of Frank A. Carpenter, Patrolman, on December 15, 1894.SummonsA0429
Letter on Elmira Telegram letterhead, dated February 23, 189__, to "JM" from H.H. Kendall,indicating that the political situatiom is "fearful" and that the time is ripe for a "well handled and well written article with a sketch or two"LetterA0430
Newspaper Clipping (no date): one side"McFlipp Leaves Gotham. And The Metropolis Tips Back Into Its Normal Balance, A TOUCHING FAREWELL" with two sketches; the other side: "WHAT CAUSED DEFEAT"Prominent Politicians Views on the Result Briefly Expressed, This Probably Settles It". Harrison/ Cleveland Pres. Race.Newspaper ClippingA0431
Note: dated June 29, 1895 from W.T. Henry to Samuel Paine accepting the appointment as chaplain for the July 4th exerises.LetterA0432
Letter: dated June 25, 1895, from J.S.Fassett, to Samuel Paine, declining giving a speech at the July 4th exercises.LetterA0433
Bill: dated April 1, 1895 to Samuel Paine for dues amounting to $6.00 for the B.P.O.E.(Elks).BillA0435
Document: A "Caucus Call" for the nomination of delegates to the Republican Convention to be held at Horseheads by the Republican Town Committee of Ashland, dated September 5, 1895DocumentA0436
Many tickets and /or free passes to social events 1894 to 1896 and some railroad passes , 1895 and 1896,Bijou Theater pass.TicketsA0437
Blank Dance Cards: "Prize Drill and Reception,30th Separate Co., At the Armory, Tuesday Evening April 3, 1894" and "The Bachelors, The Rathbun, Friday Evening, December 29, 1893Dance CardsA0438
Invitations to various functions, dated 1894, 1895, apiece of a musical program put on by a religious order(?)InvitationsA0439
Document: a blank form to be filled out and sent to "National Unemployment Census", to be mailed by November 20, 1937.DocumentA0440
A sketch on Hotel Rathbun stationary by E.S. Wentworth, "Taking it easy in the Rathbun Hotel".SketchA0441
Elmira Telegram multi-colored flyer advertising a "Mammoth" 16 page Sunday issue for 5 cents.FlyerA0442
Booklet: "Strong Mayor" Charter Text: cut out and pasted newspaper clippings dated April 26, 1932. Also typed copy dated January 14, 1933 from Rochester Bureau of Research,Inc.,regarding the proposed City Manager Charter for the City of Elmira.BookletA0501
Flyer - Elmira Sunday Telegram's account of the hanging of Charles Guiteau, July 2, 1882.FlyerA0501
Flyer - Elmira Telegram's account of discord amongst the Democrats, September 27, 1891. FlyerA0502
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