Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

FAIRBANKS MSS.

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Inventory

I. Biographical

  • Box 1:
    • Life of Fairbanks. Biography (3 folders)
    • Reminiscences: William McKinley
    • Reminiscences: William Howard Taft
    • Miscellaneous (4 folders)

II. Correspondence. Arranged chronologically. Mostly correspondence, but also contains other materials such as contracts, certificates, law briefs, financial materials, writings, etc. Consult the Manuscripts Index in the Library for dates of letters of individual correspondents. Only selected names have been indexed. Letterpress copybooks, a bound volume of carbon copy letters and oversize materials complete this series.

  • Box 1: 1858-1879, Aug.
  • Box 2: 1879, Sept.-1884, Aug.
  • Box 3: 1884, Sept.-1885, Nov.
  • Box 4: 1885, Dec.-1886, Aug. 15
  • Box 5: 1886, Aug. 16-1887, Nov.
  • Box 6: 1887, Dec. 1-1888, July
  • Box 7: 1888, Aug.-1889, June
  • Box 8: 1889, July-1890, Mar.
  • Box 9: 1890, Apr.-1891, Mar.
  • Box 10: 1891, Apr.-1892, Feb.
  • Box 11: 1892, Mar.-1893, Mar. 10
  • Box 12: 1893, Mar. 11-1894, May
  • Box 13: 1894, June 1-1895, June 20
  • Box 14: 1895, June 21-1896, May
  • Box 15: 1896, June-1897, Feb.
  • Box 16: 1897, Mar.-Apr.
  • Box 17: 1897, May-July 19
  • Box 18: 1897, July 20-Nov. 16
  • Box 19: 1897, Nov. 17-1898, Feb. 10
  • Box 20: 1898, Feb. 11-Apr. 26
  • Box 21: 1898, Apr. 27-June 28
  • Box 22: 1898, June 29-Oct. 17
  • Box 23: 1898, Oct. 18-1899, Feb. 10
  • Box 24: 1899, Feb. 11-Aug. 10
  • Box 25: 1899, Aug. 11-Dec. 16
  • Box 26: 1899, Dec. 17-1900, Jan.
  • Box 27: 1900, Feb. 1-Mar.
  • Box 28: 1900, Apr. 1-May 28
  • Box 29: 1900, May 29-Nov. 19
  • Box 30: 1900, Nov. 20-1901, Jan. 13
  • Box 31: 1901, Jan. 14-Mar. 5
  • Box 32: 1901, Mar. 6-June 28
  • Box 33: 1901, June 29-Dec. 3
  • Box 34: 1901, Dec. 4-1902, Feb. 21
  • Box 35: 1902, Feb. 22-May 5
  • Box 36: 1902, May 6-Nov.
  • Box 37: 1902, Dec. 1-1903, Jan. 29
  • Box 38: 1903, Jan. 30-June
  • Box 39: 1903, July 1-Dec. 22
  • Box 40: 1903, Dec. 23-1904, Mar. 25
  • Box 41: 1904, Mar. 26-Oct. 31
  • Box 42: 1904, Nov. 1-Dec. 17
  • Box 43: 1904, Dec. 18-1905, Mar. 13
  • Box 44: 1905, Mar. 14-Sept. 16
  • Box 45: 1905, Sept. 17-1906, Jan. 25
  • Box 46: 1906, Jan. 26-May 29
  • Box 47: 1906, May 30-Nov. 25
  • Box 48: 1906, Nov. 26-1907, Apr. 15
  • Box 49: 1907, Apr. 16-Oct. 10
  • Box 50: 1907, Oct. 11-1908, Mar. 8
  • Box 51: 1908, Mar. 9-Aug. 17
  • Box 52: 1908, Aug. 18-1909, Nov.
  • Box 53: 1909, Dec.-1911-June 15
  • Box 54: 1911, June 16-1912, Oct.
  • Box 55: 1912, Nov.-1922, Mar. 20
  • Box 56: 1922, Mar. 21-1923, Oct. 31
  • Box 57: 1923, Nov. 1-1930, Mar.
  • Box 58: 1930, Apr. 1-1931, Sept. 22
  • Box 59: 1931, Sept. 23-1932, Nov. 30
  • Box 60: 1932, Dec. 1-1934, June 30
  • Box 61: 1934, July 1-1938; undated
  • Letterpress copybooks. Dates given for bound volumes indicate span of dates represented in each volume.
  • Box 62: 1874, July 13 - 1886, Aug. 1 (12 volumes)
    • 1874, July 13 - 1878, Aug. 2
    • 1874, July 28 - 1876, Aug. 16
    • 1878, Aug. 4 - 1883, Feb. 6
    • 1878, Sept. 14 - 1881, Jan. 20
    • 1882, Jan. 28 - 1882, Apr. 13
    • 1882, Apr. 13 - 1882, Aug. 15
    • 1882, Aug. 16 - 1883, Jan. 12
    • 1883, Jan. 10 - 1883, June 1
    • 1883, Feb. 21 - 1886, Aug. 1
    • 1883, Apr. 16 - 1883, Oct. 15
    • 1883, Oct. 15 - 1884, Jan. 18
    • 1884, Jan. 18 - 1884, Apr. 14
  • Box 63: 1884, Aug. 26 - 1891, Aug. 24 (10 volumes)
    • 1884, Aug. 26 - 1884, Oct. 30
    • 1885, Apr. 14 - 1885, July 29
    • 1885, July 23 - 1885, Nov. 27
    • 1885, July 29 - 1886, Dec. 1
    • 1885, Nov. 28 - 1886, Mar. 2
    • 1886, Mar. 2 - 1886, July 28
    • 1886, Mar. 2 - 1888, July 30
    • 1886, Mar. 2 - 1891, Aug. 24
    • 1886, July 5 - 1890, Oct. 8
    • 1886, Aug. 6 - 1888, Apr. 25
  • Box 64: 1887, Feb. 25 - 1892, July 8 (14 volumes)
    • 1887, Feb. 25 - 1887, June 4
    • 1887, Nov. 15 -1888, Feb. 28
    • 1888, Jan. 13 - 1888, May 26
    • 1888, Feb. 28 - 1888, Dec. 14
    • 1888, May 18 - 1889, Sept. 29
    • 1888, May 26 - 1891, Oct. 9
    • 1888, Sept. 3 - 1889, July 28
    • 1888, Oct. 31 - 1889, June 1
    • 1889, July 28 - 1890, Feb. 15
    • 1889, Sept. 30 - 1890, Oct. 14
    • 1890, Aug. 5 - 1891, Apr. 10
    • 1890, Oct. 15 - 1891, Oct. 10
    • 1891, Jan. 31 - 1892, Jan. 15
    • 1891, Oct. 21 - 1892, July 8
  • Box 65: Oct. 19, 1891 - Feb. 25, 1897 (11 volumes)
    • 1891, Oct. 19 - 1898, July 16
    • 1891, May 2 - 1892,, Mar. 19
    • 1892, Jan. 16 - 1893, Jan. 18
    • 1892, July 17 - 1893, May 20
    • 1893, Jan. 28 - 1894, Apr. 19
    • 1893, May 27 - 1894, Apr. 5
    • 1894, Apr. 20 - 1894, Dec. 26
    • 1894, Nov. 9 - 1895, May 13
    • 1895, May 13 - 1895, Nov. 5
    • 1895, Nov. 5 - 1896, Mar. 21
    • 1897, Jan. 14 - 1897, Feb. 25
  • Box 66: May 18, 1897 - Feb. 23, 1898 (6 volumes)
    • 1897, May 18 - 1897, June 4
    • 1897, June 4 - 1897, July 6
    • 1897, July 26 - 1898, Jan. 7
    • 1897, July 28 - 1897, Sept. 14
    • 1897, Sept. 18 - 1898, Jan. 25
    • 1898, Jan. 6 - 1898, Feb. 23
  • Box 67: Apr, 18, 1898 - Nov. 19, 1899 (7 volumes)
    • 1898, Apr. 18 - 1898, June 8
    • 1898, May 28 - 1898, July 5
    • 1898, July 13 - 1899, Mar. 8
    • 1898, Dec. 20 - 1899, Feb. 8
    • 1899, Feb. 7 - 1899, Apr. 11
    • 1899, Mar. 4 - 1899, Aug. 25
    • 1899, Aug. 22 - 1899, Nov. 29
  • Box 68: Nov. 28, 1899 - Apr. 20, 1901 (7 volumes)
    • 1899, Nov. 28 - 1899, Dec. 18
    • 1899, Dec. 6 - 1901, Nov. 22
    • 1900, Mar. 12 - 1900, Apr. 30
    • 1900, Apr. - 1900, June
    • 1900, June - 1900, Sept.
    • 1901, Jan. 14 - 1901, Feb. 12
    • 1901, Mar. 23 - 1901, Apr. 20
  • Box 69: May 13, 1901 - Oct. 23, 1903 (6 volumes)
    • 1901, May 13 - 1901, July 27
    • 1902, Jan. 25 - 1902, Mar. 19
    • 1902, May 26 - 1902, Aug. 16
    • 1902, Aug. 16 - 1902, Dec. 12
    • 1902, Dec. 13 - 1903, Mar. 11
    • 1903, Mar. 12 - 1903, Oct. 23
  • Box 70: Dec. 22, 1904 - May 10, 1918 (4 volumes)
    • 1904, Dec. 22 - 1905, Mar. 3
    • 1910, Nov. 7 - 1912, Oct. 7
    • 1912, Oct. 11 - 1914, Aug. 22
    • 1914, Aug. 7 - 1918, May 10
  • Bound carbon copies:
  • Box 70: 1901, Dec. 31-1902, Mar. 18. Letters recommending Enoch G. Hogate for U.S. District Judge for Indiana (1 volume)
  • Box 107: Oversize folio. 1820-1909

III. Speeches. Arranged by typescript, printed and bound typescripts.

  • Box 71: Typescripts: 1892-1911
  • Box 72: Typescripts: undated speeches; miscellaneous fragments of speeches and other writings
  • Box 73: Typescripts: miscellaneous fragments,...(cont.)
  • Box 73: Printed: mostly pamphlets dated 1889-1916; Addresses of Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1894, June 18-1905, Dec. 29
  • Bound typescripts:
  • Box 73: Fairbanks 1890 campaign speech; McKinley campaign speech: 1891, Oct. 28-31 (carbon)
  • Box 74-78: 1904 (5 volumes)
  • Box 79: 1904, Nov. 8 - 1906, Oct. 22
  • Box 80: 1906, Oct. 22 - 1907, Oct. 8

IV. Financial

  • Bills and receipts
  • Box 81: 1864-1891
  • Box 82: 1892-1899
  • Box 83: 1900-1914
  • Box 84: 1915-1937
  • Box 85: 1938-1939
  • Box 85: Bound volumes:
    • Bills and receipts: 1884-1891 (2 volumes)
    • Farm journal, 1927 (1 volume)
    • Household expenses: Dec. 1906 - Feb. 1907 (1 volume)
    • Indiana Bloomington & Western Railway, Co. accounts payable, June 19, 1882-June 1, 1884 (1 volume)
    • Personal account books: 1879-1895 and 1873-1886 (2 volumes)
    • Railroad accounts: 1887-1890 (1 volume)

V. Law Office. Letterpress bound volumes of mostly legal briefs.

  • Box 105:
    • Hurd vs. I. B. & W. Ry Co. (Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway Co.), 1886-1887 (1 volume)
    • Law Cases: 1885-1887; 1885-1894 (2 volumes)
    • Railroad Cases: 1883-1888; 1887-1890 (2 volumes)

VI. Post office. Arranged alphabetically by the name of post offices or county of location

  • Box 85: A
  • Box 86: B-C
  • Box 87: D-Ho
  • Box 88: Hu-Ma
  • Box 89: Me-Ri
  • Box 90: Ro-Wi
  • Box 91: Wo-Z

VII. Memorabilia

  • Box 91:
    • Diary of Robert Fairbanks, 1898, 1901
    • Diary and account book of Robert Fairbanks, 1911
    • "History of the Fairbanks Building Company taken from the minutes from date of organization [1907] to Jan. 8, 1918." Typescript
    • Photographs (4 folders)
    • Photograph album, undated
    • Presidential campaign pin
    • Two printer's blocks both with likenesses of Fairbanks
    • Program and autograph book from the Periodical Publishers' Association meeting, N.Y., 1904. Contains pencil sketch of Fairbanks by Victor Gillam
    • Rubber stamps
  • Box 108:
    • Lantern slides from Fairbanks' trip around the world, 1909-1910

VIII. Printed. Additional printed materials may be found throughout the collection.

  • Box 91: Miscellaneous printed tear sheets and pamphlets
  • Box 92: Miscellaneous printed tear sheets and pamphlets; calling cards; invitations, 1879-1906
  • Box 93: Invitations, 1907-1934 (see also: IX. Scrapbooks)
  • Box 94: Clippings, 1873-1936 (see also: IX. Scrapbooks)
  • Box 106: Oversize. Western Collegian 1871, Oct. 4-1872, June 27. Ohio Wesleyan student paper. Bound volume

IX. Scrapbooks. Mostly newspaper clippings. Arranged roughly in chronological order. Dates given indicate span of dates represented in each volume. Scrapbooks of clippings concerning Fairbanks' wife, Cornelia Cole Fairbanks in her two terms as President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an album of invitations completes this series.

  • Box 95: 1887 - 1898, Dec. (10 volumes)
    • 1887 - 1900
    • 1894 - 1901
    • 1895 - 1896
    • 1895 - 1897
    • 1896, Apr. - July
    • 1897, Jan.
    • 1897, Mar. - 1898, Apr.
    • 1897, June - 1898, July
    • 1897, Sept. - 1898, Dec.
    • 1897, Oct. - 1898, Aug.
  • Box 96: 1898, Aug. - 1899, July (6 volumes)
    • 1898, Aug. - Oct.
    • 1899 (2 volumes)
    • 1899, Jan. - Mar.
    • 1899, Feb. - June
    • 1899, May - July
  • Box 97: 1899, Aug. - 1902 (7 volumes)
    • 1899, Aug. - 1900, July
    • 1899 - 1900
    • 1899, Mar. - 1901, Jan.
    • 1899 - 1902
    • 1900, Jan. - June
    • 1900, June - July
    • 1900
  • Box 98: 1900 - 1903 (9 volumes)
    • 1900 - 1901
    • 1901, Jan. - Apr.
    • 1901, June - Nov.
    • 1901, Nov. - 1902, Apr.
    • 1902, Apr. - Oct.
    • 1902, Aug. - Nov.
    • 1902, Aug. - 1903, Apr.
    • 1903, Jan. - Mar.
    • 1903
  • Box 99: 1903, Oct. - 1906 (7 volumes)
    • 1903, Oct. - 1904, June
    • 1904 (2 volumes)
    • 1904, Aug. - 1904, Sept.
    • 1904, June - Nov.
    • 1904, June - Dec.
    • 1904 - 1906
  • Box 100: 1904 - 1916 (7 volumes)
    • 1904 - 1916
    • 1905, Jan. - July
    • 1905, Mar. - 1906, Nov.
    • 1905 - 1906
    • 1905
    • 1906, June - 1907, Feb. (2 volumes)
  • Box 101: 1906, July - 1908, June (7 volumes)
    • 1906, July - 1907, Nov.
    • 1906, Oct. - Nov.
    • 1906, Nov. - 1907, Mar.
    • 1907, Jan. - May
    • 1907, Feb. - Mar.
    • 1907, Feb. - 1908, June
    • 1907, Apr. - June
  • Box 102: 1907, June - 1908 (6 volumes)
    • 1907, June - Sept.
    • 1907
    • 1907 - 1908 (3 volumes)
    • 1908, Mar. - June
  • Box 103: 1908, May - 1909 (6 volumes)
    • 1908, May - July
    • 1908, May - Dec.
    • 1908, June (2 volumes)
    • 1908
    • 1909
  • Box 104: 1909 - 1910
    • 1909 - 1910
    • 1910, Mar. - May
    • D.A.R.: 1900, Dec. - 1903 (3 volumes)
  • Box 106: Invitations, 1898-1900 (1 volume)

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