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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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Document dated Sept. 10,1881 from Pratt & Co. of Buffalo requesting acknowledgement of the enclosed bank draft for five hundred dollars to S. Gillett & Co.Document0103
Two copies of a Eulogy titled "Jervis Langdon Jr,:(A Life 1905 -2004)given by Carl Hayden at Park Church April 3, 2004.Document010201
From the M.H. & G.H. Welles Lumber Company,dated August 9, 1915 from "Father" to "Sayre".L e t t e r010401
Invitations to the weddings of: Nancy Rockwell and Morris D. Bennett, December 11, 1872; Addie Roberts and James G. Smith , June 17, 1896; M. Louse Billings and Edward Youmans, January 18, 1893; Clarabella King and Robert Gardinier, January 4, 1894; Clara Shaw and Ray Herrick, July 3, 1895; Mabel Grantier adn Thomas Miller, April 21, 1908; Edna Strouse and Garnet Wrigley, November 23, 1908; Elizabeth Brown and Reverend Charles Fitch, June 19, 1909; Mary Dibble and Charles Van Aken, May 3, 1911; Bessie Bartron and Loren Graham, July 31, 1915; Fanny Lowman and Newton Gifford, June 16, 1925; Mary Kinner and Arthur Shoemaker, December 27, 1945; Mary Phillips to John Ford, January 23, 1960; Donna Alexander to Donald Edminister, August 23, 1986.Invitation010501
Invitation to the anniversaries of: Mr. & Mrs. Lyman Dewey, 1852-1881; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Comfort, 1834-1884; Mr. & Mrs. John D. Miller, 1861-1886; Mr. & Mrs. William Stilman, 1839-1889; Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bimberg, 1865-1915; Fern & Lucy Smith, 1897-1947. Invitation010502
Program from "The Victory Minstrels" sponsored by The Elmira Chapter of Senior Hadassah,Masonic Temple, January 10, 1943.Booklet010601
Announcing that on April 14, 1936, Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra(added attraction Harriet Hilliard) will be playing in the Elmira Grotto Park Ball Room, Admission $1.00 plus 10 cents tax,dancing 9 to 2.Flyer010701
A typed copy & a photo copy of the hand written original letter from Sally Banks to her Aunt Eloisa Banks in Connecticut,dated April 16,1837L e t t e r010801
Two from Mrs Thor(Elizabeth)Andersen,November and December of 1963 to Talitha Botsford and Miss Eldredge.Personal Notes011001
Dated November 21, 1963,titled "Miss Scheffler to Make Debut.Newspaper Article011002
From the Delta Kappa Gamma Society,an "Individual Membership" issued to Dr. Martha Anstice Harris on April 19,1940 by the "Beta Chapter of Pi State".Certificate011101
Printed and typed "Application for Retiring Allowance" from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, by Dr. M.A.Harris,dated December 21, 1928.Document011102
From Luce's Press Clipping Bureau of NYC for clipping from Publishers' Weekly,dated December 2,1911.Receipt011103
To Mr. A.H.Harpending from The N.Y.S. Historical Association that he has been enrolled as a member,dated December 21, 1943.Certificate011201
To Mr. A.H.Harpending,dated August 4,1953,notifying him that a full program of the N.Y.S.Historical Association meeting will be sent shortly.Postcard011202
Notice of the NYS Historical Association meeting at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown,NY on September 1st and 2nd,1953.Document011203
In the NYS Undertakers Association,issued to William Harrington for the year ending 1918.Membership Card011301
Dated October 31,1882 for RR passage from Philadelphia to Elmira,First Class on the Lehigh Valley RR.Ticket011401
For a trip on the Lehigh Valley RR from Van Etten to Elmira.Ticket011402
A five cent "shinplaster" from Cuba,dated Havana, May 15,1896.Probably used as "money" by the American soldiers during the Spanish-American War.Document011403
Very old with the word "Washington" in large print and two colored illustrations. Addressed to "Ms, Elisebeth Stark,Spencer,Tioga County,NY".Given by Wilbur Marshall 9/2/1958.Envelope011404
Handwritten and dated April 20,1846 to Olive W. Smith from Daniel H. Gillett. Appears to be a "love letter" of that era,but the comment with it says a sincere & honest man who preaches a very good sermon.L e t t e r011501
Very old style,addressed to Miss Olive W, Smith,Jackson,Susquehanna Co.,Pa from South Creek,Pa. April 27,1846.Envelope011502
Dated January 5, 1884, to Lt.Col. Lewis Gillett,Baldwin St.Elmira from Gen.Henry Williams,200 Broadway,NYC: requesting that Gillett be present at the "Old Guard Ball" and bring his full dress uniform for the occasion.L e t t e r011601
An order from Buehler Bonbright & Co of Philadelphia,dated October 28, 1881 to S.Gillett & Co.Document011602
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