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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1307

George Nichols correspondence


Professional correspondence of Riverside Press proofreader and editor George Nichols.


  • 1827-1885

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


2 linear feet (4 boxes)
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.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-304. Deposited by Mrs. Harold Pulsifer , 359 Henckel Circle, Winter Park, Florida; received: 1952 September.
Nichols, George, 1809-1882. George Nichols correspondence, 1827-1885: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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