Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Root mss., 1815-1888, are papers of Riley Root, 1795- 1870, teacher, surveyor, inventor, and author of Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon with Observations of that Country, together with Some Description of California, its Agricultural Interests, and a Full Description of its Gold Mines. Galesburg, [Ill.], Gazetteer and Intelligencer Prints, 1850 (Lilly F593.1 .R7).

Biographical material on Riley Root is filed in the first box containing the collection and also in a folder in the oversize cases. See also Doris M. Reed's "Riley Root, Overland Traveler," The Indiana Quarterly for Bookmen, V: 17- 28, January, 1949 (Lilly Z1007 .I39).

Collection size: 42 items

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