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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

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Printed flyer entitled "Table of Pension Rates" Prepared and Published by John W. Morris, Attorney at Law, Washington, D.C. "Who makes the Prosecution of Pension Claims a Specialty"DocumentA16
"Warranty Deed" dated February 16, 1857, between Samuel & Martha Harnden and Anthony Bellinham, for ninety-five dollars, proerty in Chemung Village, Hamilton Street and a school house are mentioned.DocumentA012
Announcement of Sheehan, Dean & Co's Annual Sale, lasting eleven days. Dozens of sale items listed. Year 1910.Newspaper FlyerA0101
Program: U.S.O. Benefit Ball, Grotto Park, Elmira, September 5, 1942.Contains many advertisements by local companies as well as dance program.BookletA0102
Program, with many local advertisements, of the 175th Anniversary Birthday Ball and Entertainment, sponsored by Charles Ruddick Detachment United States Marine Corps. Held on Saturday, November 11, 1950 at the Mark Twain Hotel, Elmira, N.Y.BookletA0103
Hand written Constitution of "The Female Missionary Mite Society in Elmira and Chemung."Signed by several members, but no date.DocumentA0104
Mortgage between Anna F. Byrne, buyer and John Brand, seller for property known as 113-115 West Gray Street, Elmira, N.Y.dated July 11, 1906.MortgageA0201
Bond for second mortgage between Anna F. Byrne and John Brand. Dated July 11, 1907.Bond A0202
Anna F. Byrne to John Brand, dated September 10, 1907, in the amount of $3300.MortgageA0203
Promissory note from John Byrne to The Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association in the amount of two hundred dollars, dated December 3, 1887.DocumentA0204
George Byrne and others to ELizabeth Cummins, recorded June 2, 1876 for four hundred dollars. No address given.MortgageA0205
"Asignment of Mortgage" John C. Byrne to John H. Chase,Lydia Hibbard, Henry D. Stone and Thomas C. Campbell, dated May23, 1889DocumentA0207
Bond for $400.00 from George Byrne to Elizabeth Cummins, dated May 30, 1876.DocumentA0207
"Assignment of Mortgage", Elizabeth Cummins to James J. Maher, dated August 4, 1894DocumentA0208
Two (2) assignment og stock typed documents from Anna F. Byrne to The Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Asociaton,dated december 3, 1887.DocumentA0209
"Assignment of Mortgage", James J. Maher to J.E. Larkin as Treasurer of The Elmira Mechanics Society, dated August 4, 1894DocumentA0210
Assignment of mortgage, James J. Maher to J.E. Larkin, dated August 4, 1894.DocumentA0211
"Discharge of Mortgage" from John E. Larkin to John Byrne & Others, dated April 3, 1895DocumetA0212
"Assignment of Mortgage", Francis J. Byrne to Anna F. Byrne, dated August 11, 1894.DocumentA0213
"Discharge of Mortgage", Joseph M.Roe to Emma J. Ferris, dated October 7, 1890.DocumentA0214
"Assignment of Mortgage", Mary A. Wisner to James Magher. dated January 18, 1871.DocumentA 0216
Mortgage, Emma Jane & Joseph M. Ferris to Joseph M. Roe in the amount of $1,050.00, on the property located at 106 West Gray Street, Elmira and dated November 27, 1888.DocumentA0217
Bond, Emma Jane & Joseph M. Roe,in the amount of $1,050.00, dated November 22, 1888 with amounts of interest and dates dueDocumentA0218
Assignment of Mortgage, Cenclare Dayton to Francis J. Byrne, dated September 23, 1893, for $600.00.DocumentA0219
Deed, Sarah Byrne to Anna F. Byrne, Dated August 4, 1894, ptoperty in the vicinity of West Gray Street, Elmira,N.Y.DocumentA0220
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