Jonathan Ball Nichols papers, 1762-1964, 1802-1817 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jonathan Ball Nichols papers, 1762-1964, 1802-1817 (bulk dates)
Creator
Nichols, Jonathan Ball.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (30 ft.)
Subjects
Nichols, Jonathan Ball.
Nichols, Joshua.
Nichols family.
Frontier and pioneer life--Kentucky--Danville.
Danville (Ky.)--Social life and customs.
United States--History--War of 1812
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Nichols moved from Rhode Island to Danville, Kentucky in 1804. His brother, Joshua, arrived in 1810.
Scope and Content
This collection contains microfilmed letters written by Jonathan Ball Nichols, an early Kentucky settler, and his family. The letters were chiefly written to relatives in Rhode Island. They describe Jonathan's first trip to Kentucky, his business transactions, social conditions in Kentucky, impressions of the War of 1812, and personal news.

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