Collection ID: FA001

Collection context


Fairchild family
The Fairchid Family Papers are comprised of materials that were assumed to have been compiled by members of the Fairchild Family, although it's unknown as to who compiled them.
2 manuscript boxes and 0.83 linear feet


Scope and Content:

The Fairchild Family Papers are comprised of correspondence between family members of Helen Ledyard Childs' and Sidney T. Fairchild's family members, business documents such as bills and receipts for purchases made on family trips and business correspondence, Civil War documents pertaining specifically to Cazenovia, photographs of Fairchild and Stebbins family members, newspaper clippings of Cazenovia news, and school compositions written by Sidney T. Fairchild when he was a student at Hamilton College in the 1820s.

Biographical / Historical:

Helen K. Lincklaen inherited Lorenzo from her parents, Ledyard Lincklaen and Helen Clarissa Seymour (nee Lincklaen), which lived in with her husband, Charles S. Fairchild, from 1894 until her death in 1931.

The relation of the Ledyard and Fairchild Family came from the marriage of Sidney T. Fairchild and Helen Ledyard Childs (nee Fairchild) in the 1830s. Helen Ledyard Lincklaen (nee Fairchild) and Charles S. Fairchild were second cousins.

Acquisition information:
Acquisition information for The Fairchild Family Papers cannot be found as of October 26th, 2022.
Processing information:

The Fairchild Family Papers were processed by Lucy Bell for the 2021/2022 grant funded project from the New York State Parks and Recreation Department to create and publish finding aids for the archives of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.


The Fairchild Family Papers have eight series: I. Advertisements, II. Business Documents and Papers, III. Civil War Documents, IV. Correspondence, V. Photographs, VI. Sidney T. Fairchild, VII. Newspaper Clippings, VIII. Writings. The Papers are arranged chronologically by decade.


There have not been any accruals made to The Fairchild Family Papers nor are any further accruals expected.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: a Content Standard



The Fairchild Family Papers are open for public research. The Lorenzo State Historic Site archives are open to researchers by appointment only. Please call 315-655-3200 to set up your appointment.


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South Cottage
17 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035, United States