Edward J. Nichols Collection
This collections consists of correspondence, notes, reviews and clippings pertaining to Edward J. Nichols' book Toward Gettysburg: the biography of John Fulton Reynolds (1821-1863) [see also Manuscript Collection 6].
- Majority of material found within 1954-1961
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Photocopying and publication restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..
Biographical / Historical
Edward J. Nichols was born in 1900 in Illinois. He attended the universities of DePauw, Chicago and Columbia; and received his doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1939. His interest in the Civil War was developed early, writing his master's thesis in 1928 on the Civil War soldier and writer Ambrose Bierce. He first became interested in John Fulton Reynolds in the early 1950s. After much searching he found that Reynolds' papers were still in the possession of the family, namely Col. John Fulton Reynolds Scott [the papers are now in the Archives and Special Collections Department of Franklin and Marshall College]. Nichols began the biography of Reynolds in 1953. Toward Gettysburg: A Biography of General John F. Reynolds was published in 1958 by the Pennsylvania State University Press.
1 Linear feet (2 boxes)
.10 Linear feet (1 flat drawer)
Language of Materials
Collection: Organized into series.
Ownership and Custodial History
The Edward J. Nichols Collection was donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department on Nov 12 1986 by Mrs. Edward J. Nichols. The papers had been in the possession of the family up until the time of the donation to the college.
No further accruals expected.
Publications About Described Materials
Processed by Janet L. Dotterer, August 1992. Description based on DACS.
- American Civil War (1861-1865)
- History. Subject Source: Fast
- Nichols, Edward J. (Edward Jay), 1900-1986. (Title of work: Toward Gettysburg..)
- Reynolds, John Fulton, 1820-1863.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Subject Source: Fast
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Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository
PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States