Nicholson Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The Nicholson Family Papers is comprised primarily of transcriptions of William Nicholson's Civil War correspondence. William Nicholson served with the Texas Rangers and died in battle at Coosville, Georgia, in 1864. The Nicholsons were related to the House family (early Houston bankers) through marriage.
- Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Nicholson Family Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
William Nicholson fought for the Confederacy and served with the Texas Rangers during the U.S. Civil War. He was killed in battle at Coosville, Georgia, in 1864.
0.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Items in the collection are arranged by topic, then by date.
The collection consists of one box of items, in eight folders. It is organized in the following manner:
Extracts of Letters, 1861, Letters, 1862, Letters, 1862, Letters, 1862-63, Letters, 1863-64, Letters, 1864 Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles, 1850-58, Historical Notes, E.M. House
Donated by Edward M. House in 1990.
Processed by Erin S Norris in February, 2012.
- Houston (Tex.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Memoirs -- biography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Texas Rangers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nicholson Family Papers
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Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository