Nicholls family papers, 1729-1965 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Nicholls family papers, 1729-1965

Predominant Dates:1841-1867; 1940s-1950s

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 639

Primary Creator: Nicholls family.

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged by topic and arranged chronologically as follows: correspondence, Francis T. Nicholls biography and other material, Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence and other material, pamphlets, sketchbooks, poems, newspaper clippings, copies of letters, and genealogical material. Contents listed in the inventory are not always all that is in each folder.

The collection consists of twelve boxes, twelve volumes, and two oversized folders.

Subjects: Morse family -- Genealogy., Nicholls, Francis T. (Francis Tillou), 1834-1912., Nicholls, Lawrence D., Nicholls, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarence), 1894-1976., Nicholls, Thomas Clark, ca. 1790-1847., Nicholls family -- Genealogy., Nicholls family., Tillou family -- Genealogy.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Military records., Notebooks.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of correspondence, genealogical material, Navy reports, photographs, pamphlets, sketchbooks, poems, newspaper clippings, copies of letters, journals, notebooks, succession records, bank notes, invitations, programs, Navy records, bound volumes, and certificates of various members of the Nicholls family. There are letters from Cadet Francis Tillou Nicholls when he attended West Point and later as Second Lieutenant at Fort Yuma, California, as well as letters of Lawrence D. Nicholls to his family from Manassas during the Civil War. Also included are the World War II letters of Lieutenant Commander Thomas C. Nicholls from the Pacific War Zone. The collection also contains genealogical papers of various branches of the Nicholls family, including the Pugh, Martin, Morse, Welman, Moore, Drake, Maurin, Prescott, deKay, and Tillou families.

Biographical Note

The Nicholls family has long been a distinguished Louisiana family. Cadet Francis Tillou Nicholls attended West point and was later a Second Lieutenant at Fort Yuma California. Lawrence D. Nicholls fought at Manassas during the Civil War. Edward F. Nicholls and R. Welman Nicholls served under Zachary Taylor in the army during the siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1847. Francis T. Nicholls in 1877 became governor of Louisiana and twelve years later served a second term. Thomas C. Nicholls, father of Francis T. Nicholls, was judge of the Louisiana Fourth Judicial District in 1840. Lieutenant Commander Thomas C. Nicholls served in World War II in the Pacific War Zone.

Subject/Index Terms

Morse family -- Genealogy.
Nicholls, Francis T. (Francis Tillou), 1834-1912.
Nicholls, Lawrence D.
Nicholls, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarence), 1894-1976.
Nicholls, Thomas Clark, ca. 1790-1847.
Nicholls family -- Genealogy.
Nicholls family.
Tillou family -- Genealogy.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Thomas C. Nicholls, Jr.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Nicholls family papers, Manuscripts Collection 639, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1981.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 766038563


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1729-1851],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1852-1867],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1870-1919],
[Box 4: Francis T. Nicholls biography, articles, newspaper clippings, 1912-1961],
[Box 5: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence, 1922-1943],
[Box 6: Thomas C. Nicholls World War II letters, 1944],
[Box 7: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence-World War II letters, 1945],
[Box 8: Thomas C. Nicholls weekly Navy reports; photos, correspondence, 1945-1946; 1946-1950],
[Box 9: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence, 1951-1964],
[Box 10: Pamphlets, sketchbooks, poems, newspaper clippings, circa 1857-1957],
[Box 11: Copies of letters, 1835-1884],
[Box 12: Genealogy],
[Volume 1: Tesoro de los Romanceros y cancioneros Espanoles, Barcelona, 1840],
[Volume 2: Soards New Orleans Elite Book, Soard's Directory Company, Limited, 1890-1891],
[Volume 3: Franklin's autobiography, Houghton and Mifflin, Company, 1896],
[Volume 4: Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, volume 1 of 3, 1920],
[Volume 5: Social register, New Orleans, 1924],
[Volume 6: Boston Club, New Orleans, 1926],
[Volume 7: Blood of an Englishman, Edward C. Morse, Jones of Texas, Abilene, 1943],
[Volume 7-A: The Story of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, by Sidney A. Marchand, 1931],
[Volume 8: Legion Airs, songs of "Over There" and "Over Here," Leo Feist, Incorporated, 1932],
[Volume 9: Handbook and guide to the Louisiana State Museum, 1934],
[Volume 10: History of the Town of Napoleonville, 1949],
[Volume 11: Notebook, undated],
[Oversize folder A: 1741-1965],
[Oversize folder B: Newspaper clippings about Nicholls family],
[All]

Volume 6: Boston Club, New Orleans, 1926

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1729-1851],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1852-1867],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1870-1919],
[Box 4: Francis T. Nicholls biography, articles, newspaper clippings, 1912-1961],
[Box 5: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence, 1922-1943],
[Box 6: Thomas C. Nicholls World War II letters, 1944],
[Box 7: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence-World War II letters, 1945],
[Box 8: Thomas C. Nicholls weekly Navy reports; photos, correspondence, 1945-1946; 1946-1950],
[Box 9: Thomas C. Nicholls correspondence, 1951-1964],
[Box 10: Pamphlets, sketchbooks, poems, newspaper clippings, circa 1857-1957],
[Box 11: Copies of letters, 1835-1884],
[Box 12: Genealogy],
[Volume 1: Tesoro de los Romanceros y cancioneros Espanoles, Barcelona, 1840],
[Volume 2: Soards New Orleans Elite Book, Soard's Directory Company, Limited, 1890-1891],
[Volume 3: Franklin's autobiography, Houghton and Mifflin, Company, 1896],
[Volume 4: Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, volume 1 of 3, 1920],
[Volume 5: Social register, New Orleans, 1924],
[Volume 6: Boston Club, New Orleans, 1926],
[Volume 7: Blood of an Englishman, Edward C. Morse, Jones of Texas, Abilene, 1943],
[Volume 7-A: The Story of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, by Sidney A. Marchand, 1931],
[Volume 8: Legion Airs, songs of "Over There" and "Over Here," Leo Feist, Incorporated, 1932],
[Volume 9: Handbook and guide to the Louisiana State Museum, 1934],
[Volume 10: History of the Town of Napoleonville, 1949],
[Volume 11: Notebook, undated],
[Oversize folder A: 1741-1965],
[Oversize folder B: Newspaper clippings about Nicholls family],
[All]


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