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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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Letter to James Stowell from A.L. Todd concerning a letter James wrote to him about the article on The Rescue of Greely, 1960. Letter144
Various letters on stationary to James Stowell. Letter145
Picture of James Stowell.Picture146
Pamphlet about the Peary Arctic Club. Pamphlet147
personell record for the Star-Gazette for James Stowell. Document148
"Digging into the Past: Elmira's Firemen 1828-1966" written by James Stowell. Booklet149
Document regarding the Knights Templar and St. Omer, also mentions how much dues are. Document151
Charles Corneilus Bogardus' family album. Album151
Payment receipt for 93 quarts of Milk that cost $4.65 to Mrs.John Arnot. Document171
Hand drawing of the Ruins of Llanthony Abbey in Llanthony, Monmouthshire, the home of Roger Arnold. Document172
Note saying that Mr. Bush can pay $74.88 to the Chemung Canal Bank signed by John Arnot. Document173
Operators License and Operators Renewl Stub filled out by Mr. Willaim H. Arnold. Document181
Elmira Cycler's Permit card, permitting Mary Elizabeth Arnold to ride a bicyle or tricycle on the sidewalk. Document182
Notification to Mr. William H. Arnold that he payed his dues to the New York State Historical Society Association. Document183
Hand drawing with lables of a coat of arms. Document184
1927 New York State Income Tax Resident Returnfor Mr. William H. Arnold. Document185
1928 Individual Income Tax Return for Mr. William H. Arnold. Document186
1929 New York State Income Tax Resident Return for Mr. William H. Arnold. Document187
Application for Mr. William H. Arnold requesting to become a citizen of the United States. Document188
Receipt from the Board of Education to the Bennett family for the eight dollars they paid for tuition for School No. 4. Document191
Receipt from the Board of Education to the Bennett family for the six dollars they paid for tuition for School No.4. Document192
Receipt from the Board of Education to the Bennett family for the $4.50 they paid for tuition for School No. 4. Document193
Hand drawing of the Running Gear for Wagons drawn by M.D.Bennett. Document194
Letter from Ausburn Towner to Mr. Diven concerning the death of Alexander S. Diven, June 11, 1896. LetterA16
Handbill - Perpetual motion machine designed by Dr. Thaddeus Up de Graff on display by J.A. Benjamin for benefit of the Home for the Aged, 1875.HandbillA1801
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