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Collection TitleMC 91 PeopleCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2019
Provenance:The items in this collection were given to the Booth Library by multiple donors.

Harry E. Butters (1895-1969) served as a member of Company L during the Mexican Border War and World War I. He worked for American LaFrance from 1917 to 1960 as an artist for the advertising department retired as the department head. He and his wife, Josephine, resided at 97 Westmont Avenue in Elmira with their two daughters.


Sherman Moreland (1868-1951) was born in Van Etten. He studied law at Cornell University and practiced law in Van Etten. He served as Chemung County's representative in the New York State Assembly from 1903 to 1907 and sponsored the Moreland Act,  which allows the governor to investigate any public department within the state. In 1909, Moreland was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines where he served until 1917. He was a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corpse of the United States Army from 1917 to 1929.

Notes:Located in Main Stacks, range 05, unit 04, shelf 04.
Extent.5 linear feet

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Harry E. Butters Collection - Program for the Victory Dinner to honor the service men of World War I held by the Masonic Club of Elmira, February 23, 1920. Program010101
Harry E. Butters Collection - World War II ration books No. 3 issued to Harry E. Butters, Josephine Butters, S. Louise Butters, and Joann M. Butters, 1942. Document010102
Sherman Moreland Collection - (2) photographs of Sherman and Mary Ellen Moreland, ca. 1920s. Photographs010201
Sherman Moreland Collection - (2) Business cards for Col. Sherman Moreland and Luciano de la Rosa. Business Card010202
Sherman Moreland Collection - Book: Moreland Act Investigations in New York, 1907-65. Book010203
Sherman Moreland Collection - Menu and photograph from the farewell luncheon for W. Cameron Forbes, Club Nacionalista, Manila, Philippines, September 6, 1913. Documents010204

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