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Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes diaries, 1850-71; scrapbook about Cyrus Garnsey III and World War I, compiled by his father, Cyrus Garnsey Jr.; letters to Cyrus Garnsey and Mercy Harris Garnsey from Ira Harris, 1847-70; personal letters, clippings, and telegrams, 1917-51, collected by Cyrus Garnsey Jr. about his work with the United States Fuel Administration; estate and financial papers relating to Cyrus Garnsey Jr., Mary Woolsey Pettis and other Garnsey family members, primarily concerning Lakeholme, the Garnsey family home in Seneca Falls, N.Y.; letters, notes, clippings, and research materials about the Sullivan Expedition, historical markers, the Johnston Farm, the Montezuma Marsh bird refuge, Luke Swetland, Judge William I.Grubb, and other interests of Cyrus Garnsey Jr.; also a family history by Elizabeth Pettis Lamb, 1984; and letters relating to the Iroquois turtle shell rattle from Chief Jesse Lyons, Chief of the Onondagas

Maps and letters relating to Cayuga Lake Park; early material relating to Cyrus Garnsey's attending Brown University and his obituaries; Croix de Guerre and memorial certificate for Cyrus Garnsey III, who died in World War I; and letters and pictures relating to Cyrus Garnsey, Jr. and his resemblance to Robert E. Lee.

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