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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.

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Collection TitleCL 38 Smith Irwin & Co. CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:February 2009
Terms:Grocers; Grocery trade; Horseheads (N.Y.); Small business
Historical:Smith Irwin & Co. - Smith Irwin & Co. was a grocery, meat and dry goods store located at 5 Turner St. in Horseheads from 1907 to 1908. 
Scope:The Smith Irwin & Co. Collection contains receipts and invoices from local and national businesses for goods and services purchased by Smith Irwin & Co. from 1907 to 1908.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1907-1908
AbstractThis collection contains invoices, receipts and bills for goods and services purchased by Smith Irwin & Co. 

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Twenty one receipts from the Adams Express Company Horseheads,NY, January to April 1908.Receipts010101
Fourteen receipts from Barton & Wheadon,Wholesale Grocers,Elmira,NY and dated from November 22,1907 To May 12, 1908.Receipts010201
Eleven receipts from A. Booth & Co.,Buffalo,NY and dated from February 10,1908 to May 26, 1908.Receipts010301
Two receipts from A.J.Card,Horseshoeing and Blacksmithing,Horseheads,NY, dated October 4,1907 and March 3,1908.Receipts010401
Forty five receipts from Smith Irwin & Co.dealers in Meats,Groceries and Provisions,Horseheads,NY and dated from January 7,1908 to June 15, 1908.Receipts010501
Three receipts from Elmira Paper Company dated January,April & May 1908.Receipts010701
Twenty receipta from the Elmira Water Light and Railroad Company to Smith Irwin & Co. dated from January 1907 to June 1908.Receipts010801
Two blank copies of the form titled "Archive Collection".Documents010805
Forty six receipts from Empire Produce Company of Elmira and dated from September 1907 to December 1908Receipts010901
Contains 28 wedding announcements,some with a picture:Doris Schmidt/H.Bennett,Sherman/Roe/Hartman/Finley,Fancher/W.E.Smith,Diveny/Gilbert,Berthod/R.Andrews/Shannon/Lewis,V.Martin/Corey/Cox,Frantel,Cowles/Shields,Ochab/Cowles,Herrick/Taft,Cary/Kiser/Shannon/Osborne/Fischer/Hersch,Blodgett/Garrabrani,Stakes/Peer,Bailey/Bartholomew,Hoffman/Schoenwetter,Fournier/Nichols,Morrell/Murdock,Golden/Cannon,Cutler/Lowman,Bennett/Becker,Burke/Coughlin and Card/Fish.Newspaper Clipping Copies010902
Three receipts from the Erie Railroad Company dated October 1907.and March 1908.Receipts011001
A receipt from J.W. Evans & Company of Crisfield,Maryland,Dealers of Seafood,Fruits,Produce & etc., dated April 24,1908Receipt011101
Sixteen receipts from W.H. Ferguson & Son,Produce Commission Merchants of Elmira,dated from October 1907 to June 1908.Receipts011201
Three receipts: one from S.X.Metzger & Son Co.,two from Friend Metzger & Co.dated October & December 1907Receipts011301
Nine receipts from Horseheads Cold Storage and Produce Company dated from October 1907 to June 1908.Receipts011401
Eighteen receipts from Horseheads Creamery Co. dated from September 1907 to February 1908.Receipts011501
One receipt from J.L.Horton,Carriages and dated April 18,1908.Receipt011701
Thirty receipta from F.L.Jennings,Wholesale Grocer,Elmira,NY and dated October 1, 1907 to June 18,1908.Receipts011801
Ewo receipts from H.W.Johnson.Wholesale Grocers etc.,Horseheads,NY and dated March and June 1908.Receipts011901
A receipt from Johnson & Shriver,Wholesale Commission Merchants,Horseheads,NY and dated February 27,1908.Receipt012001
Twenty one receipts from F.A.Keeton,Commission Merchant,Elmira,NY and dated from September 1907 to June 1908.Receipts012101
Twelve freight bills(receipts) from the Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR and dated from November 1907 to June 1908.Receipts012201
Seven receipts from Lehigh Valley Railroad and dated from December 1907 to May 1908.Receipts012301
Ten receipts from Frank McNish,Feed Store,Horseheads,(Successor to A.E.VanOrden)dated from January to December 1907.Receipts012401
Fifty-six receipts from Meade & Post Co.,Wholesale Commission Merchants, dated from September 1907 to June 1908.Receipts012501
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