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Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild papers (M056)

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Title:
Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild papers
Creator:
Fairchild, Elizabeth Nelson, 1845-1924
ID:
M056
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1870-1885
Date [inclusive]:
1865-1907 (bulk 1870-1885)
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Materials relating to the Fairchild family during the period 1870-1885, the bulk concerning Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild's writings.
Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Elizabeth Nelson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1845, the only child of Albert Nelson and Elizabeth Phinney Nelson. In 1868 she married Charles Fairchild, a banker and stockbroker. Elizabeth wrote and published poetry, primarily in periodicals, both before and after her marriage; after her marriage she wrote under the pseudonym C.A. Price. The Fairchilds were friends with several notables in literary and artistic circles including William Dean Howells, John Singer Sargent, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Charles and Elizabeth Fairchild had seven children. Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild died in 1924.

Materials relating to the Fairchild family during the period 1870-1885, the bulk concerning Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild's writings. The collection includes her poetry published under the names Lily Nelson and C.A. Price and Elizabeth's writings (typescript copies) describing her impressions of Japan. In addition, there are diaries (copies) of Lucia Fairchild, Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild's daughter, that include a description of Lucia's visit to the Louvre with John Singer Sargent; newspaper clippings; photographs, including a signed photograph of Robert Louis Stephenson and accompanying letter from him; and miscellanea.

Binding (ornate) made by Elizabeth "Lily" Nelson

Box 1 Folder 1

Binding (ornate), separated writings

Box 1 Folder 2

Biographical information: Charles and Elizabeth Nelson

Box 1 Folder 3

Biographical information: Genealogy

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, Robert Louis Stevenson (ALS)

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence (copies)

Box 1 Folder 6

Diary: Lucia Fairchild's (copy)

Box 1 Folder 7

Diary: Lucia Fairchild's visit to Louvre with John S. Sargent (copy)

Box 1 Folder 8

Diary: Lucia Fairchild's Diary visit to Louvre with John S. Sargent (typescript)

Box 1 Folder 9

Impressions of Japan, Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild

Box 1 Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings

Box 1 Folder 11

Miscellaneous: Photograph (back of) Elizabeth "Lily" Nelson Fairchild

Box 1 Folder 12

Miscellaneous: Photographs including Robert Louis Stevenson (signed)

Box 1 Folder 13

Miscellaneous: Poem by Elizabeth "Lily" Nelson in "The Radical," Oct. 1868

Box 1 Folder 13

Miscellaneous: Poems (published) by Elizabeth "Lily" Nelson Fairchild, aka C.A. Price

Box 1 Folder 14
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