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Guide to the Eugenius Aristides Nisbet Papers, 1804-1934

Abstract

Lawyer, U. S. Representative and Confederate representative, of Macon, Ga.

Correspondence, legal notebooks, bankbooks, family albums, genealogical charts, memorabilia, and other items, of Nisbet and of his family. The bulk of the collection consists of largely routine legal correspondence of Nisbet, of his son, James Taylor Nisbet, lawyer and editor, and of his brother, James Alexander Nisbet. Other papers relate to social life and customs in 19th century Georgia, political events after the Civil War, soldiers' views of the Spanish-American War, the education of girls in the early 20th century, and Nisbet family genealogy. Includes personal correspondence of Junius Wingfield Nisbet and a diary (1873-1879) of John W. Nisbet. Correspondents include Charles L. Bartlett, H. B. Battle, William Horn Battle, Allen D. Candler, W. C. Dawson, Charles H. Herty, Walter B. Hill, Malcolm Johnston, Alexander R. Lawton, John M. Kell, Wilson Lumpkin, Howard E. Rondthaler, William Schley, Hoke Smith, and James M. Smith. Also includes a transcription of a land conveyance allowing the state of Georgia to purchase 1134 acres of land from Major-General Anthony Wayne.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides, 1803-1871.
Title
Eugenius Aristides Nisbet papers, 1804-1934
Language of Material
English
Extent
15,909 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence, legal notebooks, bankbooks, family albums, genealogical charts, memorabilia, and other items, of Nisbet and of his family. The bulk of the collection consists of largely routine legal correspondence of Nisbet, of his son, James Taylor Nisbet, lawyer and editor, and of his brother, James Alexander Nisbet. Other papers relate to social life and customs in 19th century Georgia, political events after the Civil War, soldiers' views of the Spanish-American War, the education of girls in the early 20th century, and Nisbet family genealogy. Includes personal correspondence of Junius Wingfield Nisbet and a diary (1873-1879) of John W. Nisbet. Correspondents include Charles L. Bartlett, H. B. Battle, William Horn Battle, Allen D. Candler, W. C. Dawson, Charles H. Herty, Walter B. Hill, Malcolm Johnston, Alexander R. Lawton, John M. Kell, Wilson Lumpkin, Howard E. Rondthaler, William Schley, Hoke Smith, and James M. Smith. Also includes a transcription of a land conveyance allowing the state of Georgia to purchase 1134 acres of land from Major-General Anthony Wayne.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1799-1848
(6 folders, Also includes transcription of conveyance, Edward Telfair to Anthony Wayne, Aug. 6th, 1786)
Box 1
1849-1854
(5 folders)
Box 2
1855-Mar. 1856
(4 folders)
Box 3
Apr. 1856-Mar. 1857
(4 folders)
Box 4
Apr.-Oct. 1857
(4 folders)
Box 5
Nov. 1857-Sept. 1858
(4 folders)
Box 6
Oct. 1858-Mar. 1859
(4 folders)
Box 7
Apr.-Oct. 1859
(4 folders)
Box 8
Nov. 1859-Apr. 1860
(4 folders)
Box 9
May-Nov. 1860
(4 folders)
Box 10
Dec. 1860-Dec. 1861
(4 folders)
Box 11
1862-June 1864
(5 folders)
Box 12
July 1864-Fe.b 1866
(4 folders)
Box 13
Mar.-Aug. 1866
(5 folders)
Box 14
Sept.-Dec. 1866
(4 folders)
Box 15
Jan.-Mar. 1867
(3 folders)
Box 16
Apr.-Sept. 1867
(4 folders)
Box 17
Oct.-Dec. 1867
(3 folders)
Box 18
Jan.-Mar. 1868
(4 folders)
Box 19
Apr.-July 1868
(4 folders)
Box 20
Aug.-Dec. 1868
(4 folders)
Box 21
Jan.-Mar. 1869
(3 folders)
Box 22
Apr.-Aug. 1869
(4 folders)
Box 23
Sept.-Dec. 15, 1869
(5 folders)
Box 24
Dec. 16, 1869-Apr. 1870
(4 folders)
Box 25
May-Sept. 1870
(3 folders)
Box 26
Oct. 1870-Feb. 1871
(4 folders)
Box 27
Mar.-June 1871
(4 folders)
Box 28
July-Oct. 1871
(4 folders)
Box 29
Nov. 1871-Feb. 1872
(4 folders)
Box 30
Mar.-June 1872
(3 folders)
Box 31
July-Nov. 1872
(3 folders)
Box 32
Dec. 1872-May 1873
(4 folders)
Box 33
June 1873-Mar. 1874
(4 folders)
Box 34
Apr. 1874-June 1875
(3 folders)
Box 35
July 1875-May 1877
(4 folders)
Box 36
June 1877-1880
(4 folders)
Box 37
1881-1884
(4 folders)
Box 38
1885-1893
(4 folders)
Box 39
1894-1900
(4 folders)
Box 40
1901-1907
(4 folders)
Box 41
1908-1919
(4 folders)
Box 42
1920-1935 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 43
undated
(4 folders)
Box 44
undated
(4 folders)
Box 45
undated
(4 folders)
Box 46
undated
(4 folders)
Box 47
undated
(4 folders)
Box 48
undated
(2 folders)
Box 49

Other Materials

(4 boxes; 4 bound volumes)
Clippings
(2 folders)
Box 49
Clippings
(3 folders)
Box 50
Genealogy
(2 folders)
Box 51
Miscellaneous; Volumes
Box 52
James A. Nisbet bank book, 1861
Volume S:2094
James A. Nisbet case book, 1867
Volume S:2095
James Wingfield Nisbet album, 1869-1930
Volume M:2096
Junius Wingfield Nisbet notebook, Greek and Latin, 1875
Volume M:2097
John W. Nisbett diary, 1873-1879

Describes social life of Macon University of Georgia, and Nisbett's intellectual interests and family connections.

Volume M:2098
E. A. Nisbet ledger, 1865-1870
Volume L:3249

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugenius Aristides Nisbet Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Eugenius Aristides Nisbet Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1947.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff,

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, March 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.