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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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Poem - "Watch the Willows" by Daniel Slauson about local Native American (Indian) lore, 1910. Manuscript011701
Seaman Family Papers: Photographs of Horace Seaman (1806-1882); Rachel Stevens Whipple (1783-1874); Diantha King Seaman (1839-1869); Harriet Seaman (1864-1938); Eliza Seaman Coe (1833-1908); Susan Coe (1854-1943); Samuel N. Coe (1825-1890); Galen B. Seaman (1837-1932); Loraine Seaman Parsons. Photographs011901
Seaman Family Papers: A Dissertation on the Influence of Exercise over the Process of Digestion by Horace Seaman, 1825.Manuscript011902
Seaman Family Papers: A Dissertation on Cold Water and Its Use as a Remedial Agent on the Cure of Diseases by Horace Seaman, 1829. Manuscript011903
Seaman Family Papers: An essay on stuttering given before the Elmira Academy of Medicine by Dr. Horace Seaman, April 6, 1869. Manuscript011904
Seaman Family Papers: Letter to Mr. Whipple regarding Sally, undated. Letter011905
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Horace and Sally Seaman to his parents regarding family news, December 1836. Letter011906
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Dr. Horace Seaman to John Dunlap regarding his brother's health, June 14, 1842.Letter011907
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Wright Holcomb to Galen Seaman regarding the Champlain Academy, May 7, 1861. (Patriotic stationery) Letter011908
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Horace Seaman to his son, Galen B. Seaman, regarding his health, undated. Letter011909
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Horace Seaman to his son, Galen Seaman, regarding family news, August 16, 1874. Letter011910
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from Horace Seaman to his grandson regarding family matters, September 15, 1880.Letter011911
Seaman Family Papers: Letter from H.W. Seaman to his brother, Galen Seaman, regarding family news, March 16, 1902. Letter011912
Seaman Family Papers: "Reflections of a Husband on the Loss of his Wife," by Horace Seaman, 1842. Manuscript011913
Seaman Family Papers: Poem "Lines inscribed to O.B. Tailor" by Horace Seaman. Poetry011914
Seaman Family Papers: handwritten sheet music for (3) songs composed by Horace Seaman. Sheet Music011915
Letter to Mrs. Silas Billings, 1831 from her neice Rachel. Letter111
Memorandum from Hiram Grover to James Sloan. Letter1110
Memorandum from John Rockwell to James Sloan. Letter1111
Letter to James Sloan, February 5, 1820. Letter1112
Letter to James Sloan from James Lowell, March 30, 1821. Letter1113
Letter to James Sloan from friend N.J.Beck, September 29, 1826.Letter1114
Letter to James Sloan about an agreement from James and Benjamin, 1813. Letter1115
Letter to Rachel Billings from her neice Mary Clement, 1818. Letter1116
Letter describing an amount of money to be given from George Trowlee to James Sloan and John Brown. Letter 1118
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