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Telfair, Mary, 1791-1875

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dates 1791-1875
city Savannah
stateGA
other citiesNew York, NY; Augusta, GA;
gender F
historical notes Daughter of a governor of Georgia, Edward Telfair (1737–1807), Mary Telfair’s inherited wealth afforded her philanthropies, world travel and art collections.

Telfair left her home, art collections, and the remainder of her inheritance to establish the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
decades
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1810-1820
1820-1830
1830-1840
1840-1850
1850-1860
1860-1870
websitehttp://www.telfair.org/
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:34
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The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives

200 Eastern Parkway
Institutional file :Telfair Museum of Art. see details...
Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Mary Telfair papers, 1790-1875. see details...
Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Telfair Family Papers, 1751-1875, 1909 (Deposit MS 0793) see details...
The Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
William Few collection, (bulk 1810-1840). see details...