This collections holds personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and James Ormond.
The digital collection is only selections from the manuscript materials. For more information about the collection and its contents, see the collection's finding aid.