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Guide to the Charles S. Fairchild and Helen L. Fairchild Papers
1700s-1929
 MS 207

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Creator: Fairchild, Helen L. (Helen Lincklaen), 1845-
Creator: Fairchild, Charles S. (Charles Stebbins), 1842-1924
Title: Charles S. Fairchild and Helen L. Fairchild papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1700s-1929
Abstract: The collection includes the papers of Charles S. Fairchild and of his wife, Helen L. Fairchild. Charles's papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, and published works related to his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1887-89), political activities for the New York Democratic Party and his support for presidential candidate Grover Cleveland in the 1892 primary, advocacy of tariff reform and sound money policy in the 1880s-90s, and more. Helen's papers include published works, notes, correspondence, and more concerning her research into her ancestral and related families. These include surnames Van der Kemp, Forman, Ledyard, Lincklaen, Seymour, and others. Helen's files hold many original documents relating to New York Governor Horatio Seymour (1810-86).
Quantity: 19 Linear feet in 27 boxes of various sizes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, but many of the genealogical research materials are in Dutch. French and German also are found in the print matter.
Call Phrase: MS 207