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The George Rainsford Fairbanks Collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: P46

Scope and Contents

Collection contains original correspondence and copies from 1848 to his death in 1906, information about Rebel's Rest in Sewanee, architecture diagrams, news clippings, financial statements (bills, receipts, etc), history of The University of the South by Fairbanks, copies of The Sewanee Review and other assorted materials.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1849 - 1908

Conditions Governing Use

None.

Biographical / Historical

George Rainsford Fairbanks was born in Watertown, New York on July 5, 1820. He was a lawyer, clerk of the circuit court, Florida State Senator, president of Florida Fruit Growers Association and the Florida Fruit Exchange; editor of the Florida Mirror; the author of books on Florida history; and the founder and president of Florida Historical Society. He lived in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, north of Jacksonville, Florida. Fairbanks was also one of the founders of the University of the South in 1858 and its refounding after the war. Fairbanks served as a trustee from Florida and built a home on campus called Rebel's Rest, where he died on August 3, 1906.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Materials have been altered from the original arrangement.

Related Materials

Correspondence calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzbrSBzETwgAOVpKWWNjSjU1VTA/view?usp=sharing

Title
The George Rainsford Fairbanks Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kris Kallies
Date
2020.09.03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
735 University Avenue
Sewanee TN 37383-1000