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Manuscript Library

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 53 Mrs. Peter B. Howell CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDan Weaver
Date Completed:May 29, 2007
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1864-1953


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Journal account of groceries boughtJournalA01
Journal of daily activities, 1881-1886JournalA02
1902 DiaryJournalA03
Daily journal for 1896JournalA04
Journal for 1895JournalA05
Journal account of food expenses from 1864 to 1878JournalA06
Journal for 1864JournalA07
Coupons, "Basic Mileage Ration", owned by Peter B. HowellMisc. DocumentsA0801
Postcard of Chemung Power House to Eleanor from Peter B. HowellMisc. DocumentsA0802
History of Athens, Pennsylvania As Presented By The Farmers National Bank In Observance Of Its Sixtieth Anniversary, dated June 19, 1953Misc. DocumentsA0803
Letter from Seymour Dexter to Mary Dexter dated July 21, 1884LetterA0901
"Building Association Journal" with Seymour Dexter, First President of the National Building Association League on the cover, dated August 1897MagazineA0902
Photocopies of scrapbook from estate of Mrs. Peter B. Howell, originally pasted in book NY State Dept. Ag. 1902 ReportPhotocopiesA10
Photocopies of scrapbook, originally pasted in book, PA. Geological Survey McKean Co. from estate of Mrs. Peter B. HowellPhotocopiesA11
Photocopies of scrapbook from estate of Mrs. Peter B. Howell, originally in notebookPhotocopiesA12

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