Garnsey family papers,
1.9 cubic ft.
Diaries, a scrapbook, correspondence, estate and
financial papers, a family history, research materials, and other papers.
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.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell