Menu

Guide to the Nycum Family Papers, 1825-1912 and undated

Summary

Family from Ray's Hill, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Papers of John Nycum and John Q. Nycum include the letters of Philip Weisel concerning family matters and the sale of mineral water, and the correspondence and papers of several members of the Nycum family concerning the management of general merchandise businesses; business conditions; family matters; and the Civil War, including descriptions of camp life in Pennsylvania and Louisiana and the Confederate raid on Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1864. The collection also contains bills, receipts, legal papers, and miscellaneous items, including advertisements, circulars, political material, and reports, 1850-1856, of several teachers in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, listing pupils and their records. Volumes include mercantile daybooks and memorandum books of John Nycum, Simon Nycum, and Philip Weisel; record books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ray's Hill, Pennsylvania; account books of public schools of Bedford County; and a mercantile ledger of D. Eshleman and Company.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00962
Title
Nycum Family papers
Date
1825-1912 and undated
Extent
12.1 Linear Feet, 9,057 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Papers of John Nycum and John Q. Nycum include the letters of Philip Weisel concerning family matters and the sale of mineral water, and the correspondence and papers of several members of the Nycum family concerning the management of general merchandise businesses; business conditions; family matters; and the Civil War, including descriptions of camp life in Pennsylvania and Louisiana and the Confederate raid on Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1864. The collection also contains bills, receipts, legal papers, and miscellaneous items, including advertisements, circulars, political material, and reports, 1850-1856, of several teachers in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, listing pupils and their records. Volumes include mercantile daybooks and memorandum books of John Nycum, Simon Nycum, and Philip Weisel; record books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ray's Hill, Pennsylvania; account books of public schools of Bedford County; and a mercantile ledger of D. Eshleman and Company.

Using These Materials

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use & Permissions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

More copyright and citation information

How to Cite

[Identification of item], Nycum Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Contents of the Collection

1825-1870
Box 1
1871-1900 and undated
Box 2
1840-1845
Box 3
1846-1853
Box 4
1854-1860
Box 5
1861-1864 June
Box 6
1864 July-1872
Box 7
1873-1877
Box 8
1878-1881 June
Box 9
1881 July-1883 Oct.
Box 10
1883 Nov.-1884 Dec.
Box 11
1885-1886 Oct.
Box 12
1886 Nov.-1888 Dec.
Box 13
1889-1890
Box 14
1891-1893
Box 15
1894-1897 June
Box 16
1897 July-1912
Box 17

3. Volumes

2 boxes
Volumes
Box 17-18
 


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

Provenance

The Nycum Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1947-1948.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, August 2008

Accession 48-223 is described in this finding aid.