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3 collection (9 boxes)
Nichols was in China during three separate periods, 1857-1863, 1865-1868, and 1873. In December 1873, he returned to America permanently and in January 1876 was offered the position of treasurer for the Boston, Massachusetts textile firm Dwight Manufacturing Company. He also served as treasurer of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, and as presidentof the board of directors of the Lyman Mills and the Manchester Mills. He invested in property in Galveston,Texas, which his brother Frank Nichols managed, and in Kansas City, Missouri. He died in Newton, Massachusetts, at the age of 67 on September 15, 1905.
- Series I. Business records, 1856-1905
- Series II. Business correspondence and telegrams, 1857-1905
- Series III. Personal correspondence, 1857-1905
- Series IV. Personal papers, 1863
- Series V. Howard Gardner Nichols papers, 1894-1896
Gift of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1981.
By: Benjamin Johnson
- China--Commerce--United States.
- Cotton manufacture--Massachusetts.
- Cotton trade.
- Export marketing.
- Foreign marketing.
- Letterpress copybooks.
- Real estate investment--Missouri.
- Real estate investment--Texas.
- Textile industry.
- United States--Commerce--China.
- Nichols, J. Howard, 1838-1905. J. Howard Nichols Papers, 1856-1905: A Finding Aid
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- EAD ID
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