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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 81 PeopleCreator
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Talitha Botsford

John Bovier

Francis Palmer was a resident of Elmira.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy, stationed at the Panama Canal. 

Mabel Allen graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1904 and Elmira College in 1907.  She married Fredrick Crocker and worked briefly as a school teacher.

Frank Bentley graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1875.  He earned a degree as a lawyer and was a partner in the Horseheads law firm, Bentley & Bush. 


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From Paul Colson(sic),dated November 29,1901 to Richard H. Thurston,Dr.for services in 1900,typed.Invoice011124
Hand written list of Loan Commissioners and the amount of principle and interest received from each for the year 1894Document011125
Dated March 2,1876 between Paul Collson of Baldwin,N.Y. and The United States Hulless Oat Company, to deliver 80 pounds of oats,prepare the land,cultivate and harvest the oats & pay Mr Collson for the harvested crop.Contract011126
Hand written,between Alfred Manchester and A.A.Dunbar dated March 13,1877 and witnessed by Paul Collson.Contract011127
Dated March 29,1898 from the State Atttorney General's Office to Paul Collson, hand written.Letter011128
Hand written,dated April 22,1902, from Richard Thurston to Paul Collson.Letter011129
From Daniel B. Green to Paul Collson,dated March 3,1875; printed form.Chattel Mortgage011130
Large printed form titled "Instructions Relating to Mail Locks and Mail Keys", dated December22, 1871.Document011131
Printed letter from the State Treasury Department,dated in the 1870's,regarding General Postal Accounts from J.J.Martin,Auditor.Document011132
15 receipts from the Chemung Post Office regarding proceeds received in the 1870's and sent to the Treasury Department.Receipts011133
Dated 1872 to Paul Collson from Office of the Auditor,State Treasury.Letter011134
Hand written,dated July 8, 1891.from L.A.P. Colston re the whereabouts of some comrades,info on pension for "a poor old dying comrade"to P. Collson.Letter011135
Typed and dated April 7, 1903 from Francis N.Fitch,Attorney,of Watertown,N.Y. to Paul Collson regarding an unpaid veteran "bounty".Letter011136
A hand written agreement dated August 11, 1874 between Robert Casady and Paul Collson for the rental of a room in Casady's building.Document011138
A "B" ledger sheet,Paul Collson, Chemung,N.Y.,1874-1876.Town of Baldwin.Document011139
Hand written,dated September 8, 1902 from Adam Kinley & Sons,Tanners to Paul Collson.Letter011140
Blank printed form titled:"Re-rating and Increase of Pension"c.1887.Document011141
Certificate for tobacco dealer from Internal Revenue to A. Collson,dated November 3, 1885Document011142
Three empty ones addressed to Paul Collson,Postmaster from Treasury Department,c. 1882, one from Richard Thurston, 1902.Envelopes011143
Dated Dec. 22,1871 from Post Oddice Dept. with notification and enclosure of a new "iron mail locks & keys" to replace former ones.Document011144
Typed and dated January 6, 1900 to Paul Collson from Taylor,Heller & O'Connor,Attorneys regarding an unpaid mortgage.Letter011145
Typed and dated November 28th, 1900 to Paul Collson from Richard Thurston,Attorney re the heirs of John Collson.the name Whiteker is mentioned.Letter011146
Colored floral card with envelope,on back:"Heidelsburg Dec. 25,from a friend S.C. 1882".Greeting Card011301
Pastel card with envelope postmarked Sacramento,Cal.Dec. 18th to Sam Cotton 67 Penna. Ave,Elmira,"Like Sunshine To Flowers Be Christmas To Thee!" Greeting Card011302
A Banquet "In connection with the dedication of the Newtown Battle Monument".Tendered to guests of honor by the Citizens of Elmira, August 29, 1912,Hotel Rathbun. Contains menu, list of speakers,committees.Program011304
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