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MS Am 1307

Nichols, George, 1809-1882. George Nichols correspondence, 1827-1885: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1307
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Nichols, George, 1809-1882.
Title: George Nichols correspondence,
Date(s): 1827-1885.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Professional correspondence of Riverside Press proofreader and editor George Nichols.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-304. Deposited by Mrs. Harold Pulsifer , 359 Henckel Circle, Winter Park, Florida; received: 1952 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Nichols Correspondence, 1827-1885 (MS Am 1307). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Nichols was a proofreader and editor. He worked chiefly for the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence concerning Nichols' editorial and proofreading work, together with family correspondence and family meal books, 1866-1877, recording the names of those attending each meal. There is a long series of letters from Charles Sumner, whose collected works were edited and seen through the press by Nichols. Other papers include proof sheets and manuscripts of poems by various authors.

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