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Manuscript Library

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. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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The Tyler papers. A piece of writing that had some type of writing on it. It is now illegible and faded. No date. LetterA1403
The Hart and Hills Families. A set of name tags belonging to A.O. Hart and Evaline M. Hart. No date.DocumentsA1501
The Hart and Hills Families. Newspaper clips from the Bunker Hill Times. Dated: July 24th, 1875.NewspaperA1502
The Hart and Hills Families. A short biography written about a man named Thomas Gerdley from England. No date.DocumentsA1503
The Hart and Hills Families. Notes of Hart family history.NotesA1504
The Hart and Hills Families. 4 pages of random notes written by A.O. Hart. No date.NotesA1505
The Hart and Hills Families. A family record for the Harts and the Hills of birth, marriage, and death. No date.DocumentsA1506
The Hart and Hills Families. A list of things for Fannie Hart's wedding. Dated: October 22nd, 1881.DocumentsA1507
The Hart and Hills Families. A scrapbook belonging to Rita Hart. No date.ScrapbookA1508
John Tyler Letter. The writing is illegible and faded. No date. LetterA1601
John Tyler collection. A letter to an unidentifiable source from John Tyler. No date. LetterA1601
Charles Elliot collection. A receipt of work done for a Miss Smith. No date.RecieptsA1701
Legal documents pertaining to Charles S. Lattin. An indenture between Theodore Anderson and Allison B. Anderson. Dated: March 5th, 1907.DocumentsA1801
Legal documents pertaining to Charles S. Lattin. A deed entitled to Charles S. Lattin. No date.DeedA1802
Legal documents pertaining to Charles S. Lattin. An indenture being passed to Charles S. Latin from William R. Compton, deceased. Dated: August 29th, 1917.DocumentsA1803
Papers from the Star Gazette. An article about the Hoffman Creek Flood of 1904. Dated: March 7th, 1904.ArticleA1901
Papers from the Star Gazette. A letter to William H. Arnold from Clarence S. Brigham, Director of the American Antiquarian Society. Dated: August 15th, 1933. LetterA1902
Papers from the Star Gazette. A list of employees of the Star Gazette. No date.DocumentsA1903
Papers from the Star Gazette. A letter to William H. Arnold from Milton Hamilton inquiring about William Murphy, one of Elmira's first printers. Dated: April 27th, 1934. LetterA1904
A land sale contract between Porter Hill and Horton Fraser. Dated: November 1st, 1841.RecieptsA2001
A poster titled: Know Your County Supervisor, Re-elect J. Arthur Kieffer. Republican candidate for supervisor-7th ward. No date.PosterA2101
A certificate stating that J. Arthur Kieffer is an honorary Wyomingite. Dated: June 18th, 1976.CertificateA2102
A certificate of Recognition presented by the New York State Association of Museums to J. Arthur Kieffer. Dated: 1962.CertificateA2103
A postcard to Charles Mosher from the Assistant Adjutant-Generals Office. The postcard writes that he has paid his dues. Dated: January 8th, 1896.PostcardA2201
A certificate stating the appointment of Luna White as the Postmaster at Millport. Dated: 1854.CertificateA2301
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