Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943.

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Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943.

Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943.

Papers of Lucius Fairchild, a Wisconsin Civil War general, Republican governor (1866-1872), and United States consul and diplomatic representative (1872-1881) at Liverpool, Paris, and Madrid; including extensive general correspondence, records of his public offices, speeches and writings, and diaries. The correspondence also concerns Fairchild's father, Jairus Cassius Fairchild, a businessman and the first mayor of Madison, Wis.; his siblings, Cassius, Charles, and Sarah Fairchild; his wife Frances Bull Fairchild; and daughter Mary Fairchild Morris. The correspondence of Sarah Fairchild, later Mrs. Eliab B. Dean and Mrs. Obadiah Conover, forms a valuable source of information for social history and description of the life of women in Madison, Wisconsin, and during the middle 1850's, in Superior, Wisconsin. Civil War letters from all three Fairchild sons are included. Lucius served with the 1st and 2nd Wisconsin Infantry regiments, Cassius served with the 16th Wisconsin, and Charles was a Navy paymaster.

33.0 c.f. (84 archives boxes, 2 record center cartons, 12 flat boxes, 2 card boxes, and 3 oversize folders),575 photographs,201 drawings, and1 painting; plusAdditions of 0.1 c.f. (1 oversize folder)

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