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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.

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

Collection TitleMC 78 William Cooper CollectionCreator
Processed ByMing Zhang
Date Completed:October 18, 2007
Extent.5 linear feet


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A rental agrement between Nellie Tomlinson and Charles Van Aken for the premises at 120 West Water Street,dated June 21, 1905.Document014613
The U.S. Express Company's Famous Four-In-Hand. "The rig that took first prize at The World's Fair".Photograph014701
A small card of Spring Grove at Eldridge Park by Van AkenPhotograph014702
Hand written last will and testament of Cornelius Van Aken, dated September 8, 1851.Document014703
Three small business ads for E.M. Van Aken,one hand writtenDocuments014704
For rental, then purchase of 5 sewing machines,dated 1867-68.Receipt014705
Issued to E. M. Van Aken, December 5, 1865 for "certain improvements in photographic pictures".Patent License014706
For payment of a purchase of suar,dated May 11, 1877.Receipt014707
A small printed one on Amateur Photography by Van Aken at 120 W. Water St. c. 1896.Article014709
To Jonathan Ford dated June 2, 1823 ,from Dr. William Williams.Receipt014801
Returns of the town meeting,Troy Township, March 11, 1827.Document014901
Oliver Brown to pay Isaac Baldwin $15,50 on or before March 25, 1827.Promissory Note015001
Two receipts and a return address envelope from Fred T. Loomis,PhotographerDocuments015101
Small view of W.Water Street,c. 1905.Photograph015201
Dated Feb. 22, 1819, paid on the bond of Brown, Hazard and Henrys by Cornelius Maston.Receipt015301
Five cards: receipts from various merchants, c. 1880's.Postcards015401
Hattie(?) to her sister in Southport,dated August 8, 1861, Tracy Beadle is mentioned.Letter015701
From "The Bistoury",Thad S. UpdeGraff,M.D. to Van Aken dated August 24, 1885.Letter01MC 7808
William M. Cooper Collection 1923 Elmira Historial Pagent DocumentsA01
Habs Documentation Elmira, Corning and Waverly Railroad. Seeley Creek Substation, Town of Ashland, Chemung County.DocumentA02
William M Cooper Collection New York State Bicentennial DocumentsA02
William M Cooper Collection Local Business PublicationsDocumentsA03
John E. Jones MS papersDocumentsA04
Letter from James SLoan of Sloansville to Gov. Dewitt Clinto concerning the creation of the Chemung CanalLetterA07
Letter to W.B. Vedder, Esq., Resident Engineer. November 26, 1853 Concerning Cross and Market Street Bridge.LetterA08
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