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MS Am 1455

Nicholson, Francis, Sir, 1655-1728. Sir Francis Nicholson papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1455
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Nicholson, Francis, Sir, 1655-1728.
Title: Sir Francis Nicholson papers on South Carolina,
Date(s): 1720-1727.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of British colonial official Sir Francis Nicholson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-30F-52F. Purchased from Roland Tree and Henry Stevens; received: 1943.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir Francis Nicholson Papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727 (MS Am 1455). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholson was a British colonial official in several of the American colonies beginning in 1686. His last position was as colonial governor of South Carolina (1720-1725).

Scope and Contents

Letters and petitions to Nicholson and a few documents pertain to his tenure as governor of South Carolina. Included are petitions for material aid from the South Carolina clergy, minutes of the South Carolina Assembly relating to increasing the salaries of the clergy, a census account of the area of land and number of slaves in the various parishes of S.C., letters from Francis Yonge and Charles Delafaye discussing the merchants' grievances with the governor, and two letters by Nicholson.

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