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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

Collection TitleMC 81 PeopleCreator
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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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Receipt for State & County Taxes paid by Irving Elston of Van Etten, 1946-1947, 1957.Receipt011807
School Tax Collector's Receipt, Central School District #1, Town of Van Etten, for monies paid by Irving Elston, 1946-1948.Receipt011808
Booklet - The Handy Farm Account Book, issued by John Deere. Filled out by the Elston Family, Van Etten, January 1938-January 1939. Booklet011810
Advertisment for "Seneca" waterproof straw wrapping, ca. 1900. AdvertismentA1701
(12) Telegrams sent to Attorney Frank Bentley regarding various cases, 1903-1928. TelegramA1702
Letter to Susan Crane from A.H. Daily of the Tobacco and Garden Fertilizer Company regarding seed sales, September 23, 1898. LetterA1703
Invitation from the Steele Memorial Library Association to Frank Bentley for a reception, February 27, 1903. LetterA1704
Letter from Theodore Friendly, carriage dealer, to Frank Bentley regarding his order, November 5, 1906. LetterA1705
Letter from the Sun Insurnace Office to Frank Bentley regarding a client's policy, March 29, 1909. LetterA1706
Letters from M. Louise Godfrey of the Elmira Free Academy Alumni Association to Frank Bentley regarding the semi-centennial celebration, July 9 & August 3, 1909. LettersA1707
Letter from The Republican State Committee to Frank Bentley regarding the coming election, November 5, 1910. LetterA1708
Letter from the Republican State Committee to Frank Bentley regarding politics, September 30, 1912. LetterA1709
Letter from Ward LaFrance Truck Co. to Frank Bentley regarding company bonds, March 11, 1919. LetterA1710
Letter from Corning Glass Works to Frank Bentley regarding Vern Aldrich, December 3, 1920. LetterA1711
Letter from the Genesee Motor Car Company to Frank Bentley regarding oil, March 10, 1922. LetterA1712
Letter from Genesee Motor Car Company to Frank Bentley regarding his new car, May 4, 1927. LetterA1713
Letter from Chemung Auto Sales Corp. to Bentley & Bush regarding a legal matter, June 6, 1927. LetterA1714
Letter from Sears, Roebuck & Co. to Frank Bentley regarding a catalog, March 5, 1932.LetterA1715
Letter from Corning Glass Works to Frank Bentley regarding the Chemung County Economic Council, October 4, 1932. LetterA1716
Letter from C.E. Folson to Bentley & Bush regarding Thomas Austin, October 11, 1932. LetterA1717
Letter from New Era Nurseries to Bentley & Bush regarding a bill, October 14, 1932. LetterA1718
Letter from Sun Insurance Company to Bentley & Bush regarding a client, November 7, 1932. LetterA1719
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