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Collection TitleCL 130 Police Department CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed By

Hennessy, James

Murphy, Patrick

New York State Prison Department


Collection mostly contains documents from James Hennessy, while he was captain of the Elmira Police Department. The third box in this collection is his diaries from the years 1930 - 1942. Included is Patrick Murphy's Citizenship Certificate, as well as some books.

Notes:Papers were passed down through the family. Collection contains papers from both the Hennessy and the Murphy Family.
Extent3 Linear ft.
Date Span1920-1940

Collection mostly contains documents from James Hennessy, while he was captain of the Elmira Police Department.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Little Gray Diary.Document0321
Scrapbook of newspaper articles, starting in 1889.Document0401
American Bankers Association: photographs and descriptions, general information, Vol. I of a book published by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.Document0501
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