Garnsey Family Papers,1847-1993

Collection Number: 2984

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Garnsey family papers, 1847-1993.
Collection Number:
2984
Creator:
Garnsey family.
Quantity:
1.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Diaries, a scrapbook, correspondence, estate and financial papers, a family history, research materials, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Garnsey family.
Garnsey, Cyrus,
Garnsey, Cyrus, Jr.
Garnsey, Cyrus, III.
Harris, Ira.
Lamb, Elizabeth Pettis.
Pettis, Mary Woolsey.
Lyons, Jesse.
United States.Fuel Administration.

Subjects:
Agriculture.
Family--New York (State)--Seneca Falls.

Places:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--History.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Garnsey family papers, #2984. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Diaries, 1850-1871
Each contain same accounts at the end
Box 1
Jan. 1850-Jan. 1851
Box 1
Jan. 1851-Dec. 1852
Box 1
Jan. 1852-Jan. 1853
Box 1
Jan. 1853-Jan. 1854
Box 1
Jan. 1854-Mar. 1855
Box 1
Mar.-Nov. 1955
Box 1
Nov. 1855-Sept. 1856
Box 1
Aug. 1856-July 1857
Box 1
July 1857-May 1858
Box 1
May 1858-Sept. 1859
Box 1
Aug. 1859-June 1860
Box 1
July 1861-Oct. 1862
Box 1
Oct. 1862-Feb. 1864
Box 1
Mar. 1864-Dec. 1865
Box 1
Jan. 1866-Jan. 1868
Box 1
Jan. 1869-Jan. 1871
Box 2-3
Photocopies of diaries
Box 4
Scrapbook of Cyrus Garnsey III put together by his father (Cyrus Garnsey Jr.) about Cyrus Garnsey III's participation in World War I
Box 5 Folder 1
Letters to Cyrus (nephew of) and Mercy (sister of) Ira Harris
1847-1849
Box 5 Folder 2
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1850
Box 5 Folder 3
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1851
Box 5 Folder 4
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1852
Box 5 Folder 5
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1853-1855
Box 5 Folder 6
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1856-1857
Box 5 Folder 7
Letters to Cyrus and Mercy from Ira Harris
1861-1870
Box 5 Folder 8
Ira Harris Family Papers
[From Binder] Personal letters, clippings, and telegrams; Cyrus Garnsey Jr. - United States Fuel Administration
Box 5 Folder 9
1917
Box 5 Folder 10
1918 Jan.-Feb.
Box 5 Folder 11
1918 May 3-4
Box 5 Folder 12
1918 May 5-8
Box 5 Folder 13
1918 May 9-14
Box 5 Folder 14
1918 May 16-29 (includes Woodrow Wilson letter)
Box 5 Folder 15
1918 June-Dec.
Box 5 Folder 16
1919 Jan.-Dec.
Box 5 Folder 17
1920
Box 5 Folder 18
1921-1927
Box 5 Folder 19
1937-1951
Box 5 Folder 20
Skit by Washington Newspapermen
Box 5 Folder 21
Typescript of diary
1918-1919
Box 5 Folder 22
Certificates and proclamations
Box 5 Folder 23-24
Estate papers of Cyrus Garnsey, Jr.
Box 5 Folder 25-26
Correspondence about Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s finances with Mary Woolsey Pettis
Box 5 Folder 27
Correspondence about Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s finances with Mary Woolsey Pettis, also inventory of homestead, and clerk's certificate of the search of the premises of Homer A. Newell
Box 5 Folder 28
Assessment of property of Cyrus Garnsey Jr.
1853
Box 5 Folder 29
Contract with Thomas Reynolds and Cyrus Garnsey
1856
Box 6 Folder 1-5
Letters, notes, clippings, and research on the Sullivan Expedition and the placing of historical markers (by Cyrus Garnsey Jr.)
Box 6 Folder 6
Annotated map of the Sullivan Expedition
Box 6 Folder 7
Notes on historical markers
Box 6 Folder 8
Clippings on historical markers
Box 6 Folder 9
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s papers about Johnston Farm
Box 6 Folder 10
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s Johnston farm blueprints
Box 6 Folder 11
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s collected articles about Johston farm
Box 6 Folder 12
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s papers about Montezuma Marsh bird refuge
Box 6 Folder 13
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s collected papers about Luke Swetland
Box 6 Folder 14
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s collected desk notes and small notebook dated "March 4, 1885 - Cleveland and Hendricks Inauguration"
Box 6 Folder 15
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s collected clippings and notes on lotteries and gambling
Box 6 Folder 16
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s collected notes about Judge William I. Grubb
Box 6 Folder 17
Papers to Cyrus Garnsey Jr. from Sanford Morison about Alabama Mines
1912
Box 6 Folder 18
Misc. about career of Cyrus Garnsey Jr.
Box 6 Folder 19
Cyrus Garnsey Jr.'s calendar
Box 6 Folder 20
Misc. papers of Cyrus Garnsey Jr.
Box 6 Folder 21
Family of Cyrus Garnsey Jr. Genealogy by Elizabeth Pettis Lamb
1984
Box 6 Folder 22
Reprint of the "Method of Fixing Prices of Bituminous Coal adopted by the United States Fuel Administration," by Cyrus Garnsey Jr., R.V. Norris, and J.H. Allport
1918
Box 6 Folder 23
Memorials of Ira Harris
1876
Box 6 Folder 24
A Genealogy of Nicholas Harris, M.D.
1904
Box 6 Folder 25
Sullivan's Campaign, A. Tiffany Norton
1879
Box 6 Folder 26
"A Logical State Park Project" (Red Jacket Memorial Park), and items by Alexander M. Stewart with signature
Box 6 Folder 27
An Addition to the Garnsey Family History, typescript by Elizabeth Lamb
1993