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Civil War letters and diaries of William Harrison Root, a lieutenant in Company B, 75th Regiment, New York Volunteers. Also a notebook of Root's, clippings, and his account book of Company B, 1861. Also, letters, and typescripts of selected letters and reminiscences, of Helen Isabel Root (Cornell University Class of 1896), a missionary in Ceylon and India. Additional material includes account books, clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, genealogical charts, deeds and other legal documents, and photographs. Material concerns areas of Fort Byron, Cayuga County; Virgil, Cortland County; and Spencer, Tioga County, New York.