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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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Receipts for mortage payments by Mary Shay to Sol. H. Friendly, 1920-1923. Receipt011902
Notes regarding rents owed to Mary Shay by Mrs. Doran, March 1919. Note011903
Note regarding money paid to Mary Shay by C.L. Goodwin, March 1919. Note011904
Product orders placed by Mary Shay with the following companies: Sears, Roebuck & Co.; T. Wrayburn Keeton (1926).Document011905
(5) Letters to Mary Shay from George C. Haesloop, elelctrical contractor, regarding her outstanding bill, 1916-1919. Letters011906
Envelope for the Elmira City Chamberlain sent to Mary Shay, 1926. Envelope011907
Payment plan for the policy with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. held by Mary Shay, ca. 1917. Document011908
Mary Shay's insurance policy with the British-America Assurance Company, 1914. Document011909
Deed for a parcel of land in the city of Elmira at the corner of Water and Spring Streets sold by William H. Shay to David J. Shay, July 28, 1885. Deed011910
Mortgage loan agreement between William H. Shay and David J. Shay, September 21, 1885.Document011911
Discharge of mortgage between William H. Shay and David J. Shay, Septmeber 21, 1887. (2 copies)Document011912
Deed for 651 E. Water Street sold by Sara Teresa French to David J. Sahy, December 14, 1891. Deed011913
(3) grocers' account books belonging to John Kilpatric, 1880-1888. Ledgers012001
Postcard sent to John Kilpatrick from the National Tribute magazine and unidentified writters, 1884-1889. Postcards012002
(3) Money order remitter's receipts for money sent by John Kilpatrick to Thomas Falconer, 1887-1889.Receipt012003
(7) Town of Chemung Post Office box rental receipts from Charles Ruggles and William Brown, 1882-1898. Receipt012004
(2) Post Office registry receipts for letters sent by John Kilpatrick, 1882-1888. Receipt012005
Tax assessment for properties owned by John Kilpatrick, 1895. Document012006
(3) Receipts for taxes paid by John Kilpatrick in the town of Beutly Creek, PA, 1894-1896. Receipt012007
(2) Receipts from the Athens Gazette for money received from John Kilpatrick, 1895-1898. Recipts012008
(2) Reciepts for John Kilpatrick from unidentified people, 1894-1897. Receipts012009
(4) Invoices for John Kilpatrick from the following businesses: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (1897); Elmer Sherwood nursery (1896); The Waverly Review (1882). Invoices012010
(7) Orders for coal from John Kilpatrick to Miles Jacklin, 1894-1897.Document012011
Photograph - Lester M. Vanderpoel, Company E 51st Pioneer Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces, January 1918. Photograph012101
Individual Pay Record Book for Pvt. Lester M. Vanderpoel, 1919. Ledger012102
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