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Speech composed by A.W. Booth on gardens presented at the Annual Meeting of the Elmira Garden Club, February 3, 1936 and the Elmira College Club Luncheon, March 6, 1936. (2 copies)(Second copy has many additional notes by Booth)DocumentsA0102
Essay on the beginnings of Elmira written by Dr. A.W. Booth. Published in the July 1933 statement of the Chemung Canal Trust Co. (2 copies)DocumentsA0203
A twelve page report by Dr. A.W. Booth, on the biological history of humans and human races, which eventually morphs into a lesson concerning the then current state of American. Booth uses his understanding of the biological and anthropological history of humans to discuss then current political, social and economic problems of the United States. This paper was delivered on May 2, 1946 before the Torch Club and the title on the program was, "Some Social and Economic Aspects of American Idealism."DocumentsA0206
Essay "Thomas K. Beecher and Some Personal Recollections" written by Dr. Arthur W. Booth and presented at the Park Church Centennial, 1946. DocumentA0209
Booklet entitled "150th Anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign: Historical Programs and Dedication of Markers Along Route of March." Includes an article, "The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779", written by A.W. Booth. (2 copies)BookletA0301
Fold out map of the Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton - 1779. (2 copies)MapA0305
A four page rough draft of a paper and the final version of the same paper on the Sullivan-Indian Expedition by A. W. Booth. (2 partial copies, 1 complete)DocumentsA0307
A four page paper by A.W. Booth entitled "General John Sullivan's Expedition of 1779.(2 copies)DocumentsA0308
A hand drawn map at the time of Sullivan' Expeditions. Described as old and not very accurate. (2 copies)MapA0314
Collection of index cards with notes about the geology of the Finger Lakes written on them.DocumentsA0101
Three pages of handwritten notes on lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Part of the paper on the geologic history of the Finger Lakes Region and read before the Torch Club May 23, 1934.DocumentsA0103
A four page report by A.W. Booth entitled "Glaciers."DocumentsA0104
A report by A.W. Booth entitled, " A Geological History of the Finger Lakes Region." The report also includes a brief history of the development of the science of geology.DocumentsA0105
A business card of Dr. Arthur W. Booth.Trade CardsA0201
A newspaper article entitled, "Elmirian Speaks Before Historical Society on Sullivan Expedition." Dr. A.W. Booth was the speaker from Elmira that delivered his speech to the Montour Historical Society. No date.ArticleA0202
A five page report on the battle of Newtown and the creation of the Newtown Battlefield Park. Composed by Dr. A.W. Booth and published in the Elmira Telegram, October 10, 1937.DocumentsA0204
A twenty page report on the History of Ancient Surgery, by Dr. A.W. Booth. The author commences with early humans, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Medieval to Modern Europe and also addresses surgery and medicine during the American Civil War. This history was read before the Torch Club around 1937-1938.DocumentsA0205
An eighteen page report by Dr. A.W. Booth entitled, "New York State Parks and the Palisades Interstate Park." This paper was read before the Rotary Club on March 20, 1936.DocumentsA0207
A seven page report on the history of the founding of Elmira College found among the papers of Dr. A.W. Booth. However, the report is signed at the end by John C. Greves 1924.DocumentsA0208
This was a postcard sent out to invite people to A.W. Booth's lecture on the Sullivan-Indian Expedition which was to be held on September 25, 1950. This particular invitation was sent to Dr. and Mrs. Booth. LetterA0302
Map of the route of the Sullivan Campaign, 1779.MapA0303
Map of the Battle of Newtown, August 29, 1779.MapA0304
Paper written by A. W. Booth on Sullivan's Expedition which was read at the Ithaca Hotel Rotary on December 14, 1927. The paper is approximately 20 pages in length.DocumentsA0306
Map of the Newtown Battlefield, fought August 29, 1779.MapA0309
A twenty-four page report by A.W. Booth on the Sullivan Expedition with map and bibliography.DocumentsA0310
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