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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

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Historical:Albert Brancato - Al Brancato (1919-2012) was a third baseman and shortstop with the Philadelphia Athletics from 1939 to 1941 and in 1945.  In 1953, he served as manager for the Elmira Pioneers Baseball Club, then a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

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This folder contains a velour covered autograph album with signatures addressed to "Libbie" and dated 1890.Album010101
This item is made out to H.C.Mandeville from "American Arbitration Association" and dated April 1928.Certificate010201
Three small engraved cards regarding Class Day Exercises at College Grove, Commencement Ball and Degree Candidates,all in June,no year.Mr Mandeville was an AB candidateDocuments010202
A letter written by Mr Mandeville and addressed to Abner Wright, dated March 2, 1936.Letter010204
This folder contains an engraved wedding invitation to the marriage of Jean Marie Pickel to George W. Mapes 0n 5/15/1954, and a thank you note from the bride & groom to "Aunty Dot".Document010301
This folder contains: a book/booklet titled "The Family Record" from January 1897 to December 1897 inclusive,"Devoted for 1897 to the SACKETT,the WEYGANT and the MAPES Families,and to Ancestors of their intersecting lines".Booklet010302
A ten page hand written genealogy of the Mapes Family beginning in the middle 1700's to the late 1800's.Document010303
A leaflet regarding Samuel Mapes,1735 to 1820, and his descendants on the 200th anniversary of his birth with an invitation to a family reunion to celebrate the occasion.Leaflet010304
An envelope and letter dated 1921 addressed to Miss Emily Mapes inviting her to the 35th reunion of the Mapes Family in Howells,N.Y.Letter010305
An envelope and letter dated April 1921 to Miss Emily Mapes from Clarence Mapes,new president of the Mapes Family Association requesting information on mutual ancestord and telling her about the upcoming reunion un August.Letter010306
The "frontispiece" of a bible with the newspaper clipping on the death of C. Burnett Mapes,founder and treasurer of Elmira Drug.Document010307
Two pages of Mapes Family Records(Births & Deaths), appeared to be taken out of a Bible or other volume.Document010308
Two pages of Isaac Lownsberry's family records:marriages,births & deaths,1750's to 1830's.Document010401
A letter dated July 31, 1900 from Chaplain I. Newton Ritner to Mrs. Liscum on the death of her husband,Colonel Liscum in China.Letter010601
Five letters dated Dec. 1966 to January-March 1967 between Mr. Asaph Hall(Museum President) and "Ellery Queen"(Frederic Dannay,Daniel Nathan), regarding his (Ellery's) book,"The Golden Summer".Letters010701
A "Promotion Certificate" dated June 1900 for A.G.Long for Sabbath School & promoting him from primary to the intermediate department.Certificate010801
A document stating that Alexander G. Long Jr. is appointed a Captain,Ordinance Department, and dated October 31, 1918,recorded March 1919.Document010802
An Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army for Captain Alexander G. Long Jr. and dated August 1919.Document010803
An invitation dated December 18, 1895 to the wedding of Inda May Harris to Harry Monroe Knauff.Document010901
A multi page typed property abstract dated May 1852,Isaac & Dewitt Baldwin property,Elmira with a power of attorney to John Davis Baldwin.Document011001
Affadavits from Abraham Stryker,Overseer of the Poor, and John L. Baker, Town Sealer, February 1851,Affadavits011101
Seven small hand written pages,"Progress of Christianity in India" by E.W.D., possibly Eleanor W. DexterDocument011201
21 hand written pages titled "Excessive Productive Energy", six plus hand written pages titled "Shall labor be treated as a commodity".and 12 plus handwritten pages titled "William H. Vanderbilt Income".Document011301
A hand written booklet titled "The Ladies Offering" Vol.2,no. 7,Editor L.W. Babcock,date unknown.Booklet011401
Warrant for service in the N.Y.S. Militia,42nd Regiment, as a Sargeant addressed to Edington Chafman,dated Sept. 1836Document011501
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