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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. 

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Collection TitleMC 81 PeopleCreator
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Talitha Botsford

John Bovier

Francis Palmer was a resident of Elmira.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy, stationed at the Panama Canal. 

Mabel Allen graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1904 and Elmira College in 1907.  She married Fredrick Crocker and worked briefly as a school teacher.

Frank Bentley graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1875.  He earned a degree as a lawyer and was a partner in the Horseheads law firm, Bentley & Bush. 


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Booklet - In Other Words. Poetry and art by Talitha Botsford, 1987.Booklet010101
Booklet - Short Stems. Poetry and art by Talitha Botsford, 1980s.Booklet010102
Booklet - Unquoted Quotes. Poetry and art by Talitha Botsford, 1980s.Booklet010103
Letters from the Village of Horseheads accepting and thanking Talitha Botsford for her water color of Hanover Square in 1860, September 3 & 9, 1963.Letters010104
Handmade postcard with a watercolor of a stand of trees by Talitha Botsford sent to Barbara Bell, April 16, 1968.Postcard010105
(8) Postcards with art by Talitha Botsford sent to Eleanor Sementilli, March-December 1987. Postcards010106
Letter from Talitha Botsford to Eleanor Sementilli regarding life, October 22, 1988.Letter010107
Sheet Music - Hymn to the Flag by Talitha Botsford. Sheet Music010108
(2) Postcards with art by Talitha Botsford sent to Connie Barrone, May-Jult 1989. Postcards010109
Art by Talitha Botsford including sketches of the old Millport School and the Mark Twain; painting of 459 W. Church; misc. nature scenes.Drawings010110
Hand written by John Bovier: several short treatises on varied subjects,some fictional, 2 or 3 letters, visible dates of 1865 and 1867.Documents010201
Naval and patriotic themed Christmas cards received by Francis Palmer while serving in the Navy, 1944-46. (7 cards)Greeting Cards010301
From Mabel Allen(?), about Elmira College activities, one dated 1905. Newspaer Clippings010401
From a play held at Thespis Hall, Elmira College, and dated week of December 10,1906,titled "A Castle in Spain".Program010402
A large sepia picture of Charles Lindbergh, dated Supplement of the Evening Star, June 10, 1927.Photograph010403
Personal correspondence of Miss Mabel Allen for 1906: Thanksgiving greeting card; assorted telegrams; invitation to the wedding of Lorena Peck to John Brown on October 17; Invitation to the wedding of Jane Carr to Elisha Fisher on August 1; invitation to the wedding of Almina Allen to Leonard Johnson on June 20.Documents010501
Letters to Mabel Allen rearding her application for a teaching position, dated 1907.Documents010601
Elmira College Play: "The Prince Chap", M1y 1906.Program010701
Elmira College Play:"The Stirrup Cup", October 1906.Program010702
Elmira College Play:"The Elopement of Ellen", May 1906.Program010703
Elmira College Concert: Glee & Mandoin Club Concert. February 1906.Program010704
Elmira College Banquet, May 1906 with menu & program.Program010705
Elmira Cpllege Class Day, June 12, 1906.Program010706
To Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Elmira College,June 8, 1906.Ticket010707
Elmira College "Senior Promenade"(Dance) with musical selections and spaces to write in dance partners, June 10, 1906.Program010708
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