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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 67 PeopleCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByJessica Lynn
Date Completed:May 31, 2007
Notes:In this box is a variety of documents, each pertaining to a specific person who lived in Elmira, NY, or the Elmira, NY area. Some documents include receipts from various local businesses, promisary notes, journals, legal documents, letters, telegraphs, and certificates. Also in this box is the Mabel Ferguson collection, which includes her War Ration Four booklet and Mileage Ration Cards.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1825-1945

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Musician Protective Union papers, ca. 1917-1951.PapersA01
Abraham Bennitt receipt for payment, October 10, 1825.ReceiptA02
Henry Humphry's sworn complaint against Roswell and Nancy Goff, February 23, 1830.ComplaintA03
The People Vs. Richard Burke Warrant (1830).WarrentA04
Kelsey Tubbs, Sworn Certificate of Age (September 28, 1850).CertificateA05
Ogden Family Record (birth and marriage dates).Family RecordA06
William Olin papersPapersA07
Letter from the Elmira Natural Gas Corporation to Mrs. Dora M. Elliott (Febuary 19, 1932).LetterA0703
Assignment of Mortgage: Samuel S. Grover to Emeline B. Elston (April 1, 1884).Assignment of MortgageA08
Article of Agreement between William Teary and Ripha Worden.Article of AgreementA09
Horton Frost land indenture (August 5, 1838).Land IndentureA10
Horton Frost land indenture (June 11, 1835).Land IndentureA10
Western Union Telegraph regarding injury sustained by Robert Matthews Jr., USMC (September 25,1951).TelegraphA11
Birth and death records for the Hanson and Knickerbocker families.Birth and Death RecordsA12
Seizure of Land document in law-suit against Strong Sly by John Arnot & Stephen Tuttle (April 14, 1836).Seizure of Land DocumentA13
Document outlining the official transfer of land from the Estate of Strong Sly to John Arnot (February 4, 1836).Official Transfer of Land DocumentA14
Miscellaneous documents pertaining to members of the Petry family.Miscellaneous DocumentsA17
Journal belonging to Frank Darby.JournalA18
Receipt from Griswold, Maloney & Co. (March 11, 1896).ReceiptA21
Statement for settlement from Ivison, Blakeman & Co. to Jas. T. Goldsmith (September 24, 1890).StatementA22
(3) Issues of the Snoopy Southside Press by Helen May featuring Ralph Setzer of the Marine Midland Bank and the fans at Dunn Field, 1972-76. DrawingsA2401
Receipt from Barker, Dounce, Rose & Co. (August 4, 1883).ReceiptA26
Business Card from F. N. DounceBusiness CardA27
Promisary notes from J. W. Greatsinger to The Singer Manufacturing Company.Promisary NotesA30
Receipts from J. D. Baldwin & Son (1887).ReceiptA31
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