Ernest R. Fairbanks Papers

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Ernest R. Fairbanks papers
Creator: Fairbanks, Ernest R.
Call Number: D.270
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Ernest R. Fairbanks papers
Creator: Fairbanks, Ernest R.
Call Number: D.270
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Forty two letters by Fairbanks, most to his girlfriend Florence Cowan of Conewango Valley (Cattaraugus County), New York, written from Camp Dix, New Jersey and France during his service in World War I. Two of the three letters not to her are to her cousin Gifford Anderson and the third is to "Riley."

The letters written in June, July and August 1918 are from Camp Dix. He sailed to France in late August 1918, and the first letter afterward is dated September 19. All the letters from France contain censors' marks. The last letter, March 10, 1919, is written on his return, from Camp Merrit, New Jersey.

The letters discuss army life, training, fellow soldiers, mutual friends, mention of his being hospitalized with the mumps at Camp Dix in July, his feelings and concerns for her, and responses to the news in her letters to him. They apparently became engaged during his time in France. As he was not stationed on the front lines,there are no letters about the battlefront.

Subject(s):
New Jersey--Fort Dix
World War (1914-1918)
Correspondence
Fairbanks, Ernest R.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Charles Appelbaum, February 11, 1999.Access
The Ernest R. Fairbanks papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Ernest R. Fairbanks papers, D.270, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, June 1918
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, July 1918
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, August 1918
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, September 1918
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, October 1918
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, November 1918
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, December 1918
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, January-March 1919


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