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Collection TitleCL 152 Nichols Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Lauren Caister and Seth Caister-Rivera in 2014. 
Terms:Genealogy--Nichols Family; Horseheads (N.Y.); Southport (N.Y.)
Historical:Nichols Family - Samuel Draper, originally of Vermont, settled in New York State in the 1790s.  His sons, Draper and Nathan B. Nichols (d. 1904), settled in Southport.  Nathan and his wife Ann owned several tracks of land in the towns of Southport and Horseheads and were engaged in tobacco farming.  Their children included Mrs. Harriet Whitaker, Mrs. Katherine Carpenter and N. Burr Nichols. 
Scope:The Nichols Family Papers include family financial and land transaction records, 1786-1909, as well as receipts associated with the Estate of Robert S. Perine, 1859-1868. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 153 - Collson/Lockner Collection.
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1786-1909
AbstractThis collection contains Nichols family financial and land transaction records, 1786-1909. 

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Deed for the sale of land in the Village of Horseheads from A. Wolverton to Simeon Royce, April 12, 1880. DocumentA0507
Letter from William Perne to his uncle Nathan B. Nichols regarding family news and life in Kansas, January 30, 1885. LetterA0508
Deed for the sale of a parcel of land in the Town of Horseheads from Civilian Braun and wife Fanny to Harry Greenman and family, March 4, 1885. DocumentA0509
Ticket for admission into the Horseheads Union School as a foreign scholar issued to Burr Nichols, March 30, 1885. DocumentA0510
Receipt for $1700.87 received from Nathan B. Nichols as part of a settlement in a court case, May 8, 1888. ReceiptA0511
Invoice from Drake and Sons, furniture dealers & undertakers, Horseheads, for a casket, 1891. InvoiceA0601
Lifetime lease of a property in the Town of Southport from Nathan B. Nichols to Moletus and Burnett Streeter, May 5, 1891DocumentA0602
(2) Letters from Harriet N. Whitaker to her aunt and uncle Burnett and Moletus Streeter regarding family news, June 9, 1892 & May 1, 1893.LettersA0603
Letter from P. Whitaker to aunt Burnett Streeter regarding family matters, October 26. Letter A0604
Lease agreement for a farm in Horseheads between Nathan B. Nichols and Grant Carpenter, January 4, 1896. DocumentA0605
Agreement between Nathan B. Nichols and William VanDuzer, Chemung County Superintendent of the Poor, regarding the care and upkeep of Moletus Streeter of Southport, Match 5, 1898. DocumentA0606
Burr Nichols transfers 1/3 interest on four acres-worth of tobacco to an unknown party, September 30, 1897. DocumentA0607
Receipt for $50 paid to J.B. Everet by Moletus Streeter via Nathan B. Nichols, November 11, 1898. ReceiptA0608
(2) Receipts for monies paid by Nathan B. Nichols to A.K. Allen and Thomas Hibbard, May & August 1898. ReceiptsA0609
Deed for the sale of land in the Town of Southport from Nathan B. Nichols to Moletus Streeter, May 10, 1860, with a record of payments through January 1, 1897. DocumentA0610
Agreement between Nathan B. Nichols and Richmond C. Nichols to lease the Streeter Property in the Town of Southport, April 12, 1899. DocumentA0611
Invoice from Brown & Carpenter, grocers, Horseheads, ca. 1900. InvoiceA0612
Nathan B. Nichol's account of an encounter with burglars at his farm, August 2, 1900.DocumentA0613
Claim for damages to trees on his property on Sing Sing Road, Horseheads filed by Nathan B. Nichols against Charles D. Clark, October 1, 1901. DocumentA0614
Invoice for services rendered by Frank S. Bentley, attorney, and receipt for payment by client Nathan B. Nichols, August & November, 1901. DocumentA0615
Agreement between Nathan B. Nichols and Lewis J. Kinner to lease the Streeter Property in the Town of Southport, April 1, 1902.DocumentA0616
Deed for the sale of land on Eleanor Street, Horesheads, from Nathan B. Nichols to James Dean, September 30, 1902. DocumentA0617
Promissory note signed by Teresa and Burr Nichols for monies owed to Frank S. Bentley, March 12, 1903. DocumentA0618
Fire insurance policy issued to Nathan B. Nichols by the Home Insurance Company, March 27, 1903.DocumentA0619
Invoices and receipts from Charles Marvin Law Offices; T.J. Wintermute (general merchandizer); P. Whitaker (grocer); and M.H. Ronan (creamery), 1904-1905. DocumentsA0620
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