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Fayerweather Family Papers, 1836-1962

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Title:Fayerweather Family Papers, 1836-1962
Date range:1836-1962
Creator:Fairweather family
Extent:1.25 linear feet
3 box(es)
Abstract:The Fayerweather family, descendants of slaves, served the village of Kingston and the surrounding countryside as blacksmiths throughout the nineteenth century. Most famous in the family is Sarah Ann Harris Fayerweather whose attendance at Prudence Crandall's school for girls caused tension over school intergration in Connecticut. The records contain papers and memorabilia from several generations of the Fayerweather family.
Language of materials:English
Repository:University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and Archives Unit
Collection number:Mss. Gr. 121