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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

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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 Dr David Conklin dated Oct 28,1815, to Andrew Southerland,services rendered.Invoice011402
Signed by B. Reynolds,dated July 26, 1828 for $15.90 from James Dunn.Services from Dr Conklin?Receipt011403
Four hand written scraps of paper,dated in 1820's re Dr. David Conklin.Receipts011404
27 receipts re Dr Conklin,for various payments, earliest date appears to be 1809;written on scraps of paper.Receipts011406
Printed form "Summons & Complaint",dated March 26, 1856,toIchabod(?)& David Conklin from Henry Voorhees regarding an unpaid debt.Document011407
To David Conklin, signed by Daniel Dexter for 10 pounds,6 shillings and a crop of rye.Invoice011408
Letter to David Conklin from Sylvester Roe, April 20, 1817.Letter011409
Letter to Miss Catherine Connelly from James V. Stowell, Advertising Artist, December 14, 1961.Letter011501
Printed form titled "Motor Car Resale Order Blank", dated December 23,1919. to Mr John Connelly for one Marmon motor car, at $4,950.00.Document011502
N.Y.S. Seal, typed and dated September 5, 1924, John M. Connelly is appointed delegate to the Pan-American Commercial Congress in Atlanta,Georgia by Governor Alfred E. SmithDocument011503
Typed letter dated November 12,1935 to Catherine Connelly from Frank Tripp on Artic League letterhead.Letter011504
Letter to Catherine Connelly from Daniel G. Kennedy of Rochester,NY, January 10, 1962.Letter011505
Letter to Catherine Connelly from Frederick W. Parsons of Corning re her article on 300 Maple Avenue, December 15, 1961.Letter011506
Hand written index card with a short speech ,appears to be a graduation (or award) eremony.Document011507
Letter from Douglas Anderson to Catherine Connelly, regarding a contribution of $100 to the Thursday Morning Musicales, March 31, 1964.Letter011508
A typed notice to prospective candidates for Chautaqua and the Thursday Morning Musicales regarding the interview schedule by Catherine Connelly.Document011509
Typed,three pages,dated January 5, 1964 from Edward Kasouf thanking the Thursday Morning Musicales for his $200 scholarship from them.Letter011510
Printed form "Motor Car Resale Order Blank" dated December 23, 1919 to Mr John Connelly for a seven passenger Marmon sedan priced at $6,650.00.Document011511
Typed with envelope, dated February 4, 1967 to Tom Byrne of the Star Gazette from George Connelly of Williams College.Letter011602
Elston family photograph album, ca. 1860s. Featuring Alice, Anna, Jena, Emma, Katie, Maggie, George, Edwin, Victoria and various unidentified Elstons. Album011801
Diary & Account Book - Elston family farm, 1870. Diary011802
Albert Elston notebook, 1870s. Features accounts, autographs, quotes and thoughts. Ledger011803
Summons and Complaint in the matter of Mariam M. Elston vs. Marenus S. Elston et al. regarding the disbursement of the will of Elijah Elston, May 20, 1914.Document011804
Letter from Edna Williams to Marie & Irving Elston regarding her elopement and marriage, January 23, 1918. Letter011805
Town of Van Etten notice of State & County Taxes sent to Irving Elston, 1946, 1947, 1951.Document011806
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