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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 62 PeopleCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDavid Leopold
Date Completed:Fall 2005
Extent.5 linear feet

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter confirming Norrell E. Smith's employment history with the Grand Union Tea Company, March 20, 1924.LetterA0801
Photograph - interior of the Grand Union Tea Shop in Elmira with Norrell E. Smith, manager, ca. 1915.PhotogrpahA0802
Invitation - Wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Brooks, October 30, 1889.InvitationA0901
Invitation - 10th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Brooks, November 9 1899. InvitationA0902
YMCA membership certificate for the YMCA in Elmira, NY. No DateCertificateA1001
Invitation - John M. Connelly to visit the home of Freddie H. Kennedy, Thursday, January 11, 1883.InvitationA1301
Invitation - John M. Connelly to visit the home of Kate Morgan, Wednesday, December 26, 1888.InvitationA1302
Invitation - John M. Connelly to visit the home of William Sheehan, Thursday, February 21, 1889.InvitationA1303
Invitation - John M. Connelly to the wedding of Gertrude Loring and Daniel Pratt, December 7. InvitationA1304
Book - The Yellow Flower by Earl Barfoot, 1996. BookA1501
Program - Funeral services for Earl Barfoot, First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, September 19, 2009. ProgramA1502
Scrapbook of articles about Colonel Arthur T. Lee and the Washington D.C. Soldiers Home, 1863-1880. ScrapbookA1601
Letters from Dr. John B. West to Nancy Contere regarding his health, 1998. CorrespondenceA1701
Autobiography of Dr. John B. West, an Elmira dentist, 1998.ManuscriptA1702
Handbill - Stars of the Plantation Minstrels at the Military Hall, Horseheads, October 20, 1876.HandbillA1801
Notebook - Claude S. Denson's account book, record of gas consumption, and day planner, 1937-1947. NotebookA1901
Manuscript - A Genealogical Report of the Kline, Moore & Shaver Ancestors of Richard Weeks, ca. 2000.ManuscriptA2001
Calling Card Collection: Solon L. Andrews; Lucy Armitage; J. Scott Baldwin; Joseph A. Benjamin, Dr. C.W.M. Brown; J.F. Carter; Aimee Diven; Arthur J. Fitch; Mrs. Robert Gardinier; Harriet L. Gates; Helen A. Janes; Edward E. Kuhns; George A. Kuhns; William H. Kukns; Mrs. Theodore G. Metzger; Elizabeth Monks; Isaac H. Potter; Theodore Cuyler Rose; Mrs. Theodore Cuyler Rose; Dr. Charles Squire; Ariel Standish Thurston; Mrs. W.W. Weaver; Miss Wiesmer; Charley Williams; Floyd D. Zimmer.Calling CardsA2101
Letter from Pfc. Edward James Doyle to his foster-parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ward from New Guinea, April 28, 1944.LetterA2201
Obituary for Pfc. Edward James Doyle, killed in action during WWII on Leyte Island on October 21, 1944.Newspaper ClippingA2202
Letter from Andrew Werdenberg, owner of Werdenberg department store, to William Emke regarding men's clothing for sale in his store, April 24, 1902. LetterA2401
Lettering, instructions and alphabets school book. No date.BookletA0101
Blank WPA forms. No date.BookletA0102
document in exhibit?DocumentsA0201
Diary from 1906.BookA0301
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