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Rogers, Fairman, 1833-1900

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role Collector
dates 1833-1900
city Philadelphia
sex M
historical notes Fairman Rogers who was a collector, engineer and a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. His father was a successful industrialist in Philadelphia. Fairman Rogers was chairman of the committee of Instruction at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Rogers was an amateur photographer and a founding member of the Philadelphia Photographic Society.

Rogers graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an A.B. in 1853 and an A.M. in 1856. He served as Professor of Civil Engineering until 1864 and as a Trustee from 1871 to 1886 at the University of Pennsylvania. He was engaged in surveys of the Potomac River for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was well published on engineering topics, but was equally well known for riding and driving matters as he was the founder of the Philadelphia Coaching Club and the first person in Philadelphia to drive a four-in-hand.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Fairman owned an O. Cortazzo. In addition he owned works by: A. Anastasia, L. Bakalowicz, A. Bierstadt, G.H. Boughton, G. Coulanger, C.E. Boutibonne, Ed, Brandon, F. Bissot, Paul Colin, S. Colman, Compte-Calix, O.Cortazzo, Louisa Dann, C.F. Daubigny, G. De Jonghe, Ed.Detaille, N. Diaz, T.Eakins, A.M. Guillemin, J.L. Hamon, W.H. Haseltine, M.J. Heade, E. Hebert, H. Herzong, Carl Hoff, E. Hubner, Chas. Hue, E. Isabey, C.E.Jacque, E. Lambinet, I. Leon Y Escosura, C.F. Lessing, Emile Levy, E.V. Luminais, H. Merle, Meyer Von Bremen, Joseph Palizzi, A. Pasini, W.T. Richards, C. Sell, Mary Smith, Russell Smith, E. Stammel, C. Troyon, E. Zamacois, F. Ziem.
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Archives/Repository Collection Title Collection Details
University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center
North Arcade, Franklin Field
Fairman Rogers Papers, 1833-1900, 1849-1862. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Correspondence to Henry Charles Lea, 1882. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1875. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1896.
Description: Archival/Manuscript Material
1 item (1 leaf).
Contained in: H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection.
Summary: Dated 6 February 1896 in Nice (France).
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