E. & T. Fairbanks & Company letters
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E. & T. Fairbanks & Company letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: E. & T. Fairbanks & Co.
Title: E. & T. Fairbanks & Company letters
Dates: 1834-1840
Extent: 0.051 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0245

Biographical/Historical Note

The E. & T. Fairbanks & Company of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont sold scales.

Scope and Content Note

The E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. letters include correspondence from field agents traveling through the state of Georgia to the home office in Vermont. A. Nelson Jr. reported to the company of sales prospects in Augusta in 1834, while describing the city and the railroad between Augusta and Charleston. Cyrus Eastman wrote three letters to the company from Savannah, Augusta, and Macon in February 1836. Eastman discusses the difficulties with the Creek Indians in the western part of the state. He informs the company that he has arranged for Cohen & Miller to sell their scales in Savannah, and Lippett & Higgins Company Merchants in Macon. Thomas Bishop posted a letter from Athens in October of 1840, in addition to business prospects he remarks on the election of William Henry Harrison.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia.
E. & T. Fairbanks & Co.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], E. & T. Fairbanks & Company letters, MS 245, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Cornelia Taylor Fairbanks, 1957.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

A. Nelson to E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. Augusta, Georgia, 1834 March 23 ( 3.0 p. )
Conditions of travel from Charleston to Augusta; description of Augusta; prospects of sales; horse races.
Cyrus Eastman to E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. Savannah, Georgia, 1836 February 8 ( 2.0 p. )
Sales prospects in Charleston and Savannah; arranged for Cohen & Miller to sell for them in Savannah.
Cyrus Eastman to E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. Augusta, Georgia, 1836 February 13 ( 2.0 p. )
Business prospects in various places in Georgia and Apalachicola, Florida.
Cyrus Eastman to E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. Macon, Georgia, 1836 February 16 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed with initials. Good prospects for sales; mentions Indian troubles in Florida.
Thomas Bishop to E.T. Fairbanks & Co. Athens, Georgia, 1840 October 10 ( 2.0 p. )
Comments on the election of William Henry Harrison; report on business.