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Title George R. Fairbanks (1820-1906)
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Manuscript Collection
Scope & Content ACQUISITION: Acquired from the Fairbanks Collection at the
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

George Rainsford Fairbanks, state senator, horticulturist, major in the Confederate Army, newspaper editor, historian and first vice-president and second president of the Florida Historical Society was born in New York on July 5, 1820. He became a lawyer and moved to Florida in 1842 as clerk of the U.S. Superior Court and District Courts for Northern Florida. He later served as a state senator. He became very interested in the flora and history of Florida for which he researched and wrote various articles. He was instrumental in rebuilding the University of the South in Tennessee, and founding the Florida Historical Society. He died in 1906. For more information please see folder 24a.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is made up of copies of correspondence of Mr. Fairbanks that deal with business in St. Augustine.

Folder 24a - Correspondence, 1842 and 1901, and biographical
Folder 24b - Correspondence, 1858.
Folder 24c - Correspondence, 1859.
Folder 24d - Correspondence, 1860.
Folder 24e - Correspondence, 1861.
Folder 24f - Correspondence, 1862.
Folder 24g - Correspondence, 1865.
Folder 24h - Correspondence, 1866.
Folder 24i - Correspondence, 1867.
Folder 24j - Correspondence, 1868.

Date 11/1992
Dates of Creation Processed 11/1992 by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette.
People Fairbanks, George R.
Object ID MC16.024
Library Location 10-5-B
Storage Contents MC16.024, Box 16-5: 10 Folders numbered 24a - 24j.