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Nicolson Family Ledgers and Journals, 1802-1914

Nicolson Family Ledgers and Journals, 1802-1914
Mss. 65 N52, 76 N52 and 93 N52
1.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Collection contains account journals, some papers and other items of James M. Nicolson, a general merchant in Gloucester County, Virginia (1802-1869), an account book kept by Nicolson and Capt. John L. Hibble as Assistant Quarter Masters of the 26th Virginia Regiment, 1861-1864 (discusses slaves labors); a letter book of H. Yeatman & Co., merchants of Gloucester Court House, 1869-1870, which also contains some of Nicolson's correspondence; and ledger accounts, 1892-1899, for farming at 'Severn Hall', Gloucester County, Va.    Includes a list of slaves hired out on 23 Dec. 1802.
Nicolson, James Monroe
Yeatman, H.  & Co.
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 26th
Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--Merchants
Slave labor
Slavery--Southern States--History
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Account books
Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (Accounting)
Receipts (financial records)

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Before using Mss. 65 N52, please see SCRC staff.

Acquisition Note
 Source: Joe Nicolson.

1949:  Deposit by Mrs. J.R. Nicolson of Selden, Virginia.

1976:  Gift of Joe Nicolson.

1993:  Gift of Mrs. John Tabb Duval through Spottswood Hunnicutt Jones.

Preferred Citation
Nicolson Family Ledgers and Journals, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note

Deposit by Mrs. J.R. Nicolson (Fanny J. Nicolson) included 1 leatherbound journal of Joseph S. James, grandfather of Ms. Nicholson (1828-1829) and 1 paperbound  "Receipts of Personal Accounts... of Capt. J. Monroe Nicolson of the Confederate Army." 

These two itens were returned to Ms. Nicolson in September 1951.

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