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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
Mail teller envelopes from the Horseheads Savings and Loan Association. (2 copies)EnvelopeA3101
Ledgers - Horseheads Savings & Loan Association account books for Ralph Farr, 1958-60, 1961-64.LedgerA3102
Check for $47.50 to J.B. Keeber from J.W. Greatsinger, dated February 4, 1890. Chemung Valley Bank, Horseheads, N.Y.CheckA3201
Check for $8.00 to Mrs. M.Y. Groom from Rho. L. Bush, dated March 31, 1899. Chemung Valley Bank, Horseheads, N.Y.CheckA3202
Report on the condition of the Bank of Elmira Heights, dated November 15, 1927.DocumentA3301
Report on the condition of the Bank of Elmira Heights. Dated June 29, 1929.DocumentA3302
Report on the condition of the Bank of Elmira Heights, dated December 31, 1929.DocumentA3303
Report on the condition of the Bank of Elmira Heights, dated December 31, 1932. DocumentA3304
Receipt from Q.W. Wellington & Company's Bank, Corning, N.Y., for $50 received from Mr. Carly, June 12, 1865.ReceiptA3401
Receipt from Merchants National Bank of Syracuse, N.Y. for money received from John Arnot Jr., December 11, 1873.ReceiptA3402
Receipt from the Banking House of Pomeroy Brothers, Troy, PA, for $48.20 received from John Arnot Jr., September 30, 1875. ReceiptA3403
Receipt from the First National Bank of Athens, PA, for $3.38 from John Arnot Jr., July 19, 1876. ReceiptA3404
Receipt from the Germania Bank, New York, NY, for money received from M.H. Arnot, May 9, 1877. ReceiptA3405
Receipt from Q.W. Wellington & Co.'s Bank, Corning, NY, for $99.85 from John Arnot Jr., May 12, 1877.ReceiptA3406
Lee, Higginson & Co. stocks and bonds list, March 1919. DocumentA3407
Check for $550 to Cendare Dayton from Mary and Jane Bacon, dated February 15, 1902. Couch and Fisher Bankers. CheckA3408
Handbill - advertisment for S.R. Van Campen, banker and notary, 1860. HandbillA3409
Pocket calendar from CCSD Federal Credit Union for 1985-1986. CalendarA3410
$10 bill from the Chemung Canal Bank, dated February 1st, 1844. (2 copies)CurrencyB0101
10 cent bill. Chemung Canal Bank, 1862. CurrencyB0102
Sheet of reproductions of Chemung Canal Bank currency from 1862. Includes 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent bills.CurrencyB0103
Samples of money that was used at the "Casino Night", celebrating the Chemung Canal Trust Company's 150th anniversary. Dated October 22nd, 1983.DocumentB0104
Certificate of Deposit for $2269.53 deposited by the Treasurer of the State of New York in the Chemung Canal Bank, August 16, 1835.CertifcateB0201
Certificate of Deposit for $1,950 deposited into the account of H. Goodwin at the Chemung Canal Bank, May 4, 1836.CertificateB0202
Certificate of Deposit for $700 deposited into the account of H. Goodwin at the Chemung Canal Bank, August 23, 1836.CertificateB0203
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