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Charles W. Fairbanks letters 1888-1916.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0042 (Text) 420001-1045615 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2011.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection consists of 12 letters and one envelope. The oldest letter, dated Feb. 8, 1888, is to James C. Clarke recommending Jesse W. Weik of Greencastle, Indiana, for “any favors you can show him.” Four letters from 1900 to 1904 were typed on United States Senate letterhead. They are to Senator Cushman K. Davis, Joseph Oliver, Albert A. Wilcox, and Julius Chambers. They are all social, not business, letters. He told Senator Davis: “Mrs. Fairbanks joins me in most cordial regards to Mrs. Davis and yourself.” The three letters on the Vice President's letterhead are to: Joel Heatwole, Northfield, Minn. (Oct. 27, 1905); William A. Nash, New York City (Dec. 18, 1906); and Frederick Boyd Stevenson, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Feb. 5, 1907). They are messages to express kindness shown. Four letters are on imprinted stationery “Charles W. Fairbanks, Indianapolis, Ind.” They are dated 1915 to 1916 to: W.W. Leland Co., New York; W. C. Woodward, Director, Indiana Historical Commission; Josiah H. Bruton, Boston (handwritten) and William B. Howland, New York. The letter to Mr. Woodward states: “Your letter of the 18th instant with reference to securing the Indiana Panama-Pacific Exhibit for the Indiana State Exposition in connection with our State Centennial celebration next year, is received and will have my careful consideration.”
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Charles W. Fairbanks letters, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852-June 4, 1918) was an attorney, state Republican leader and United States vice-president (1905-1909) under Theodore Roosevelt. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1872. Charles worked as a reporter for the Western Associated Press before he moved to Indianapolis in 1874. He was an attorney for the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railroad, and became wealthy in handing railroad bankruptcies. He and his wife Cornelia “Nellie” are buried at Crown Hill Cemetery across the road from the Gothic Chapel.
Ownership and Custodial History: Purchased from Paul C. Richards, May 20, 1966, May 6, 1968; Sept. 11, 1969; 1907 letter purchased on Dec. 3, 1952 from Dr. Milton Knonouet; one letter purchased Dec. 19, 1952 from Hostick.
Subject: Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930.
Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838-1900.
Wilcox, Albert A., 1856-1916.
Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920.
Genre: Correspondence

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