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Fabrique family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 201

Scope and Contents

Records of the Fabrique family on their emigration from Languedoc, France to Newtown, Conn. Included are account books, diaries, military records, genealogies and architectural plans for meeting houses at Southbury, Roxbury and Oxford, Conn. Also the papers of Charles Fabrique (1817-1889) containing his correspondence while at Yale College, diaries and account books.

Dates

  • 1771-1897

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0201

Overview

Records of the Fabrique family on their emigration from Languedoc, France to Newtown, Conn. Included are account books, diaries, military records, genealogies and architectural plans for meeting houses at Southbury, Roxbury and Oxford, Conn. Also the papers of Charles Fabrique (1817-1889) containing his correspondence while at Yale College, diaries and account books.

Biographical / Historical

CHARLES FABRIQUE, 1817-1889

CHARLES FABRIQUE (Oxford, Conn.), eldest son of William L. and Hannah (Johnson) Fabrique, was born in Southbury, Conn., April 10, 1817. His parents removed to the adjoining town of Oxford in his infancy, where his boyhood was chiefly passed on a farm and in the district school, and where he remained until 1836, when he commenced fitting for college in the "Kimball Union Academy," at Meriden, N. H., remaining there until he entered college in August 1838.

After graduation, he spent two years and a half in the Theological Department of Yale College, taking advantage, at the same time, of the lectures in the Law and Medical Schools, connected with the same institution. In April 1845, he was invited to take charge of the academy (now high school) in Waterbury, Conn., and officiated as principal of that school until August 1852, acquiring in the mean time a high reputation as a teacher. After resigning his educational charge in Waterbury, he spent several months in traveling and in such other recreation as a temporary relief from his labors permitted him to enjoy.

In April 1853, he removed to New Haven, Conn., where he resumed the profession of teacher and spent twenty years in preparing boys for college and fitting them for business life, in a boarding and day school in that city. In his long and arduous labors in this special department of instruction, it is due to Mr. Fabrique to say, that he was eminently successful as a teacher, securing in the highest degree the public confidence, and most happily uniting the best qualities of the disciplinarian with those of the able instructor.

During his residence in New Haven, Mr. Fabrique has filled several important public positions, having served in both branches of the Common Council-three years as councilman and one year as alderman-and been a much longer time on the Board of Police Commissioners. He also took a very active and efficient part in organizing the Industrial School for girls, now located at Middletown, having been the first to petition the Legislature of the State for the establishment of that institution, and, at one time, laboring almost single handed and alone to advance that important and now thoroughly successful enterprise.

Since September 1873, he has been conducting the affairs of the New Haven Brush Company, whose manufacturing establishment is situated at the outlet of Saltonstall Lake in East Haven, having a valuable water power and prospectively a fine business.

He was married, July 14, 1845, to Miss Caroline S. Eastman, of New Haven, Conn., by whom he has had two children, both sons, the first born September 22, 1857, and the second, born February 26, 1861; died August 25, 1862.
Title
Guide to the Fabrique Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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