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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Handy pocket Victory Bank, Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1941.EnvelopeA2302
Booklet - Century Notes: Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1975.BookletA2303
Letter from the Bank of Chemung, dated August 28, 1871. envelope is attatched. LetterA2401
Check for $50 from I.W. Greatsinger to C.M. Greatsinger, May 2, 1877. Bank of Chemung. CheckA2402
Check for $1855.48 to E. Scofield, March 14, 1878. Bank of Chemung.CheckA2403
Lovell Kellogg's savings account ledger, 1878. Bank of Chemung.LedgerA2404
Check from J. Dickinson to E.A. Dennings & Co., Bank of Chemung, October 12, 1877.CheckA2405
Letter from Tracy Beadle of the Bank of Chemung to client. Scot, December 5, 1861.LetterA2406
Constitution and By-Laws of the Mechanics' Mutual Protection No. 49 of the State of New York. Instituted April 19, 1848.BookletA2501
Promisory note from Samuel & Sarah Carr for $100 to the Elmira Mechanics' Society, July 16, 1886.DocumentA2601
Promisory note from Caroline Carr for $15 to the Elmira Mechanics' Society, April 29, 1901.DocumentA2602
Receipt for $5.33 from LaGrand Carr to the Elmira Mechanics Society, July 21, 1905.ReceiptA2603
Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira, Statement of Condition. Dated December 31, 1974DocumentA2701
Calendar cards from the Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira for 1974. CalendarA2702
Desk calendar from the Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira for 1974. CalendarA2703
Blank check from the National Bank of Chemung. CheckA2801
Front of an envelope, addressed to the National Bank of Chemung in Elmira, NY.Envelope A2802
Front of envelope addressed to John Arnot Jr.EnvelopeA2803
Program for the Stockholders' Banquet of the Merchants National Bank in Elmira, NY. Dated October 11, 1926. ProgramA2901
Record of Investments from the Merchants National Bank, 1923 to 1937.DocumentA2902
Christmas card from the Merchants National Bank. Greeting CardA2903
Merchants National Bank, Statements of Condition: 1918, 1923, 1924 & 1927. BookletA2904
Announcing the New Home of Elmira Savings And Loan AssociationBookletA3001
Financial Statement, Elmira Savings & Loan Association, June 30, 1955DocumentA3002
Finacial Statement, Elmira Savings & Loan Association, December 31, 1974.DocumentA3003
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