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Collection TitleMC 13 Banks/ Financial InstitutionsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:07/28/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.   

Terms:Banks and banking; Bank notes; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Financial institutions; Money

Bank of Chemung; Bank of Elmira Heights; CCSD Federal Credit Union; Chemung Canal Bank, 1833-1903; Chemung Canal Trust Company, 1903-present; Chemung Valley Bank; Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, 1875-1927; Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, 1927-?; Elmira Mechanics Society; Elmira Mechanics Savings Society; Elmira National Bank & Trust Company, 1929-1953; Elmira Savings Bank, 1890-present; Elmira Savings & Loan Association, 1923-present; Elmira Trust Company, 1902-1903; Horseheads Savings & Loan Association; Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1953-1970; Mechanics Mutual Protection Society; Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira 1836-1987; Merchants National Bank of Elmira; National Bank of Chemung; Second National Bank of Elmira, 1863-1929

Scope:The Banks/Financial Institutions collection includes bank notes and currency, foreign and domestic, ranging in date from 1844 to the 1940's; banking documents such as checks, account books and deposit slips ranging in date from the 1835 to the 1960's; and promotional material including booklets, mailings and complimentary calendars from local area banks dating from the 20th century. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1835-2001

This collection contains materials related to banks, banking and finance including various forms of currency and documents from Chemung County banks. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Postage currency for 5 cents.CurrencyA0101
Postage currency, 5 cents.CurrencyA0102
5 cents promised to be paid by the village of Elmira, November 1st, 1862. 5 copies. CurrencyA0103
5 cents from the Chemung Canal Bank. November 1st, 1862.CurrencyA0104
10 cents to be used to buy merchandise. sutler 16th regiment, Louisiana VolunteersCurrencyA0201
10 cents, the state of North Carolina. CurrencyA0202
10 cents from the Chemung Canal Bank.CurrencyA0203
10 cents from the village of Elmira. CurrencyA0204
10 cents, United States fractional currency, 1874.CurrencyA0205
10 cents, United States Military Payment Certificate. (2 copies)CurrencyA0206
25 cents, fractional currency. 2 copies. CurrencyA0301
25 cents, the state of South Carolina.CurrencyA0302
25 cents, in safety fund bills at the store of H. Miller. 1837. CurrencyA0303
25 cents from the village of Elmira. CurrencyA0304
25 cents, Chemung Canal Bank. CurrencyA0305
25 cents, United States Postage Currency, 1862.CurrencyA0306
Blank check, Chemung Canal Trust Company, ca. 1920s. CheckA0316
United States fractional currency. 50 cents. CurrencyA0401
State of North Carolina, 50 cents. CurrencyA0402
50 cents, safety fund bills at the store of H. Miller. 1837. CurrencyA0403
50 cents, Chemung Canal Bank. 1862. CurrencyA0404
75 cents, state of Virginia, City of Richmond. 1862. CurrencyA0405
6 1/4 cents to be paid in safety fund bills at the store of H. Miller. 1837.CurrencyA0501
12 1/2 cents to be paid in safety fund bills at the store of H. Miller. 1837.CurrencyA0502
$1 Confederate States of America. 1864. Facsimile. CurrencyA0601
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