Records of the Fairhope Industrial Association and the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation [manuscript], 1893-1997.


Records of the Fairhope Industrial Association and the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation [manuscript], 1893-1997.

Records of the Fairhope Industrial Association and Fairhope Single Tax Corporation consist of colony correspondence and papers; legal files; business papers; printed articles; maps; and issues of the "Fairhope Courier." Correspondence and other papers of Corporation Secretaries Ernest B. Gaston, Cornelius Alonzo Gaston and Gale W. Rowe concern routine and special activities of the colony. Topics in their correspondence include letters of inquiry, the pension fund, a rent study, the colony centennial, Henry George and the Henry George School of Social Science. The collection also contains correspondence and early papers of James Bellangee; his daughter Anne B. Call; Ernest B. Gaston; Lydia J. Newcomb Comings; the Fairhope Cemetery; and the "Fairhope Courier." Joseph Fels and Marietta Johnson are among the correspondents. Business papers and bound volumes for Fairhope and subsidiaries, include accounts; cash books; receipts; statements; tax receipts; treasurer's reports and vouchers, 1895-1993; annual reports, 1944-1977; and minutes, 1894-1915. Legal files are primarily concerned with Rezner vs. Fairhope Single Tax Corporation, 1985, in which Rezner and other resident citizens and non-member lessees filed complaint against the corporatin for not lawfully upholding its constitution as a non-protfit organization based on the principles of Henry George.

34,800 (ca.) items.

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Economist and reformer. From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433 Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897. From the guide to the H...

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Based on ideas formulated by Henry George in his "Progress and Poverty," Ernest B. Gaston and twelve other reformers from Des Moines, Iowa, incorporated the Fairhope Industrial Association in southern Alabama in 1894. In 1904, after favorable legislation had been adopted by the Alabama legislature, they were reincorporated as the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. A chance remark that the venture had a "fair hope" of success resulted in the town's name. A single tax system...

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