Samuel Fayrweather letter and notes
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Samuel Fayrweather letter and notes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fayrweather, Samuel, 1725-1781.
Title: Samuel Fayrweather letter and notes
Dates: 1748-1754
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0249

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Fayrweather (1725-1781) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1743. Fayrweather was ordained a minister in the Congregationalist Church in 1753 and in the Church of England in 1755. He served as a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in the parishes in South Carolina. He later transferred to Rhode Island where he died.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a letter from Fayrweather, in Savannah, Georgia to Rev. Thomas Prince and Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, both of Boston, written May 25, 1748. Fayrweather provides a detailed account of the Bethesda Orphan Home founded by George Whitfield, including the positioning and architecture of the home, the surrounding grounds and orchards, and the service, work, prayer, and education of the students. The second item in the collection are sermon notes written by Fayrweather on the back of a list of people enrolled in Harvard College from 1642-1754. Fayrweather's name appears among the class of 1743.

Index Terms

Bethesda Home for Boys (Savannah, Ga.)
Broadsides (notices)
Fayrweather, Samuel, 1725-1781.
Foxcroft, Thomas, 1697-1769.
Harvard University.
Letters (correspondence)
Thomas, Prince.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Samuel Fayrweather letter and notes, MS 249, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1955.


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

Samuel Fayrweather letter to Thomas Foxcroft and Thomas Price, 1748 May 25 ( 4.0 p. ) View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Broadside Catalogus e orum qui in Collegio-Harvardino, quod est Cantabrigiae, Nov-Anglorum ab Anno 1642 ad Annum 1754. Alicujus gradus Laurea donati sunt, Cambridge, New England, 1754
On the back of the broadside are notes for Fayrweather's sermons.