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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.

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Collection TitleMC 70 PeopleCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByJessica Lynn
Date Completed:June 1, 2007
Notes:Each document in this box is specific to a certain person who once lived in Elmira, NY, or the Elmira, NY area. Documents found in this box range from scrapbooks to postcards, letters to legal documents, and photographs to account booklets. The documents vary in date from as early as the 1830's to as late as the 1970's.
Extent.5 linear feet

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Includes Certificates of Registration (1905, 1914), Road Tax Certificates (1914 ,1915) for Elmer Carey. Also, Certificate of Discharge from Prison (1914) for Gabriel Carey, and letter from C.G. Thomson (Manila Bureau of Prisons) to Elmer Carey (1916).DocumentsA01
Various postcards from around the country sent to the Botsford Family.PostcardsA02
Three (3) pictures of the Drake Family; one (1) picture of Bob Drake, one (1) picture of Betty Drake, and one (1) picture of Bob and Betty Drake with their child.PictureA03
"The Diamond," written by Henry E. Drake, 1877, Elmira, NY. Printed at the Printing House of R. M. Watts.PamphletA04
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army for Charles G. Elliott (July 8, 1970).DocumentA0411
Includes an invitation to the Twenty Sixth (26th) Separate Co. Fourth (4th) annual Ball (May 6, 1887) to John Duhl; Christmas Dinner Menu (1917) for Detachment Q.M. Corps of Fort Jay, NY, belonging to Fred E. Duhl; and American Citizenship Certificate for Louis Duhl (March 21, 1874).DocumentsA05
Letter of Special Order to Robert R.R. Dumars (September 24, 1863).LetterA06
Army of the United States of America document for Charles G. Elliott (June 1, 1918).Army DocumentA0701
Special Order from Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas (June 1, 1918).LetterA0702
Army and Navy Legion of Valor card for Sgt. Cas. G. Elliot, D. S. C.CardA0704
Handwritten list of soldier's names by Sgt. ElliottDocumentA0705
Envelope from the War Department to Mr. Charles G. Elliot (January 24, 1920).EnvelopeA0706
Letter from Ben H. Hollett to Charles G. Elliot (June 12, 1919).LetterA0707
Company "M" 56th U.S. Infantry Roster booklet.BookletA0708
Evenlope from the Adjutant General's Office at the War Department, Washington, D.C.EnvelopeA0709
Enlistment Record for Charles G. Elliott (May 28, 1921) (photocopy included).DocumentA0710
Letter from Louis S. Biddle to Charles G. Elliot (August 19, 1919).LetterA0712
Letters from P.C. Harris to Charles G. Elliott (February 1922).LetterA0713
Letter from Francis A. Woolfley to former members of Company "M" 56th Infantry (January 8, 1920).LetterA0714
Letter from A. L. Bump to All former members of Company "M" 56th Infantry (January 8th, 1920).LetterA0715
Document from Grand Quartier General Des Armees Francais de l'Est to Charls G. Elliott (May 8, 1919) (document written in French).DocumentA0716
Booklet dedicated to the life and work of Clara Thurston Farrar.BookletA09
Scrapbook belonging to John L. FeisterScrapbookA10
Letters to John J. Finnell from: T. Paul McGannon (November 13, 1913); John C. Donohue (December 13, 1913); A. B. McLeod (December 16, 1913); John Donoahue (December 13, 1913); Otis H. Gardner (December 13, 1913); P. H. Finnell (December 11, 1913); A. S. Winen (December 15, 1913); Unknown (December `5, 1913); M. Doyle Marks (December 15, 1913); John J. Conroy (December 16, 1913); Edward D. Horgan (December 16, 1913); A. Wyckoff (December 17, 1913); Unknown (December 17, 1913); Isaac Allison (December 18, 1913); Uknown (1915).LetterA11
Letters regarding John J. Finnell and his Postal Life Insurance policy from: Postal Life Insurance Company (April 6, 1915; April 10, 1915; April 23, 1915); Wesley Sisson (April 8, 1915; April 14, 1915; April 16, 1915); F.X. Disney (April 13, 1915; April 15, 1915; April 19, 1915); James Hoey (April 28, 1915).LetterA12
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