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

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Nycum Family
Title
Nycum Family papers 1825-1912 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
12.1 Linear Feet, 9,057 Items
Location
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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.

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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

Volumes

(2 boxes)
Volumes
Box 17-18

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

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.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.