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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

Collection TitleMC 59 Family GenealogiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarolyn Hayden
Date Completed:10/31/07
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractContains family genealogies. Including the Breese family and families connected to the Breese name. Contains letters, invitations, cards, reciepts, and family trees.  

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Promisory note from Jonathan Lawrence for $22.69 owed to John L. Smith, August 4, 1815. DocumentA0101
Chemung County Historian, with response, 1956-1958.LetterA0101
A letter to the Chemung Historical Society, Elmira, 1941.LetterA0102
Letter to the Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, 1928.LetterA0103
Letter to the Chemung County Historical society, 1928.LetterA0104
Delivered at a Brees Reuninion, 1930. 2 copies.AddressA0105
Letter to Mr. Wright from the Steele Memorial Library, Elmira.LetterA0107
To Mr. Wright from Asahel Gage, 1941.LetterA0108
Geneological information.DocumentA0109
Letter from Helen Lundahl to Clark Wilcox requesting information on Abraham Bennett, Jr or Jerusha Wanzer, Dated Februrary 3, 1959. Response from Mr. Wilcox attatched dated february 7, 1959.LetterA0114
Lists Marriages and Births of the Graves family. mentions the Bickford family.Family RecordA0201
Marriages and Births. Beckwith and Grave families mentioned.Family RecordA0202
Shows miscellaneous information and deaths of the Beckwith family. Family RecordA0203
Records the deaths in the beckwith family, the dated range from 1841-1955.Family RecordA0204
Births and Deaths within the Graves and Beckwith families. Family RecordA0205
Promotion papers for asahel Grave, becoming a second lieutenant. Dated MArch 20, 1830.DocumentA0206
Levi Beckwith's ledger with Mr. Bennett. LedgerA0208
Mary Graves teachers certificate. Dated April 16, 1857.Teacher's CertificateA0210
Letter from Joseph Hagenbuch, recommending Abigail Graves. Dated May 2, 1858. LetterA0211
Letter from George Merrick to Mary Beckwith. Dated May 11, 1881. LetterA0212
Dated July 20th 1850. Letter to Abigail Graves. Letter A0213
The Christian Palladium. Dated October 15, 1842. NewspaperA0214
Letter From E.E Merring introducing a Mr. Dean Beckwith. Dated September 22, 1923. LetterA0215
A handwritten copy of a letter from A.D. Graves to his friends and family. LetterA0216
Letter written by Asahel Graves to his wife. Dated May 28th. Talks about the health of family and friends.LetterA0217
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