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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

Collection TitleCL 05 Mabel Wood CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:June 2009

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Receipt made out to Cora A. Derby for payment for pictures. March 29, 1905.Receipt010322
Booklet entitled Home Spun Poems, by Wm S. Cupp, sent to Cora Derby for sale in her shop. Note enclosed. 1925Booklet010323
Envelope from the Hotel Thurber, Atlantic City, addressed to Cora Derby. April 25, 1925.Envelope010324
Page from personal letter addressed to Cora Derby, dated February 23, 1925.Letter010325
Written musings on death, presumably a friend's death. 1880-1960.Document010326
Cora Derby's library card for the Park Church Library. 1880-1960.Card, Library010327
Cora Derby's receipt for payment to the Lovell Shirt Company, February 5, 1902.Receipt010328
Envelope from the Great Northern, St. Paul Minnesota. addressed to Cora Derby at the Derby Book Shop, Elmira, 1900-1960.Envelope010329
Two page paper written about visit to Reformatory by Cora Derby and others on April 10, 1889. Document010330
Eva Derby's notebook entitled "Learn Something New Every Day", 1892.Notebook010401
NYS Military Census and Inventory of 1917 card made out to Eva Newell Derby, 75 Walnut St., Elmira.Card010402
Postcard sent to Eva N. Derby advertising the sale of a table from Ruxton Associates, Baltimore, MD. December 3, 1930.Postcard010403
Eva Derby's Diary, 12 pages, 1892.Diary010404
Three blank postcards with Eva N. Derby, 75 Walnut St. Elmira printed on the back. 1900-1960.Postcard010406
Envelope addressed to Sarah N. Derby, 75 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY.,from the Department of the Interior, containing documents on a widow's pension of $12.00 per month. April 26, 1910.Envelope010501
Receipt from the Chase-Hibbard Milling Co., made out ot Mrs. Derby for her purchases, February 15, 1902.Receipt010502
Receipt from J.C. Sullivan, Dealer in Stoves for $50.00 from Mrs. Derby, for moving a stove in the Banner Club, November 8, 1897.Receipt010503
Park Church pew rental receipt for $6.00 made out to Sarah N. Derby for period January 1 - July 6, 1913. June 29, 1913.Receipt010504
Receipt from J. Harris & Sons, Dry Goods House, made out to S. Derby for purchases. September 1, 1892.Receipt010505
Postcard addressed to Eva N. Derby, 75 Walnut Street, Elmira, from the American Woman's League, acknowledging the receipt of $8.50,April 21, 1911.Postcard010505
Duplicate receipt from J.L. Churchill, the Monument Man, made out to Sarah Derby for $80.00 for a marker for Alden Derby. October 16, 1911.Receipt010506
Duplicate receipt from J.L. Churchill, the Monument Man, made out to Sarah Derby for $80.00 for a marker for Alden Derby. October 16, 1911.Receipt010506
Receipt made out to S. Derby by S. X . Metzger & Son, 1880-89.Receipt010507
Receipt made out to Mrs Derby by the Evening Star newspaper. October 23, 1896Receipt010508
Receipt made out to Sarah Derby by Howe's Art Store for framing, August 8,1914.Receipt010509
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