A Guide to the John Nicolay Papers, 1792-1895 Nicolay, John., Papers, 1792-1895 Ms1987-027

A Guide to the John Nicolay Papers, 1892-1985

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-027


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1987-027
Title
John Nicolay Papers, 1792-1985
Physical Characteristics
1.4 cubic feet, 3 boxes, 45 folders, cassette tapes
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John Nicolay Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Nicolay, John Papers, 1792-1985, Ms1987-027, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

John Nicolay was a former Blacksburg, Virginia, resident and historian. The collection consists of papers Nicolay has used for his research on the history of Montgomery County, Virginia. The topics he researched included in the collection are poverty in Montgomery County, blacks, local churches, and the Edie Family of Christiansburg, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

The types of materials in the collection include oral history tapes, slides, original documents and historical photographs of the area by Earl Palmer. In addition, there is material from Moutainside Magazine, edited by Nicolay from 1983 to 1984, such as writings by Beverly Brinlee, Jess Carr, Fred Waage, and William White.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to subject matter.

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Poverty on Montgomery County, Virginia: Documents 1790-1819
Box-folder 1-2
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Reports of Overseers of the Poor 1799-1859
Box-folder 1-3
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Tithables 1805-1813
Box-folder 1-4
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Settlements 1805-1823
Box-folder 1-5
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Documents 1820-1865
Box-folder 1-6
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Documents 1866-1880
Box-folder 1-7
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Miscellaneous, letters, reciepts, notes 1878
Box-folder 1-8
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Documents 1901-1918
Box-folder 1-9
Poverty in Montgomery County, Virginia: Miscellaneous 1904
Box-folder 1-10
Montgomery County [VA] Order Book 1792-1793
Box-folder 1-11
Montgomery County [VA] History 1880-1890
Box-folder 1-12
Copies of Historical Documents Concerning the History of Montgomery County, VA
Box-folder 1-13
Christiansburg Institute [I]
Box-folder 1-14
Christiansburg Institute [II]
Box-folder 1-15
Free Black registers for Montgomery County, VA 1806-1818
Box-folder 1-16
Gentry Bigamy Case, Montgomery County, VA 1818-1827
Box-folder 1-17
Warrants against Granville Page, Montgomery County, VA 1844-1858
Box-folder 1-18
Summons in Case of "the Commonwealth of Virginia and Gilbert, a Slave...," Montgomery County, VA 1850
Box-folder 1-19
Criminal Complaint for Assault, Montgomery County, VA 1872
Box-folder 1-20
Criminal Complaint for Theft, Montgomery County, VA 1889
Box-folder 1-21
Material about Charles Edie 1872-1930
Box-folder 1-22
The Honorable Murder of Charlie Edie 1857-1983
Box-folder 1-23
Tax Bond, Montgomery County, VA 1782
Box-folder 1-24
Bills to Montgomery County, VA, for Services Rendered 1841-1846
Box-folder 1-25
Letter, Chrishan to Hemings 1875
Box-folder 1-26
"Devil's Den" and "Devil's Armchair" Landmarks in Montgomery County, VA, n.d. 1973
Box-folder 1-27
Churches, Montgomery County, VA, n.d.
Box-folder 1-28
"Draper's Meadow and Smithfield," 1980
Box-folder 1-29
Shufflebarger[?] Cabin 1973
Box-folder 1-30
Allen Cabin on Brush Mountain, Montgomery County, VA, n.d.
Box-folder 1-31
Kent Papers 1812-1982
Box-folder 1-32
Lewis Miller 1957
Box-folder 1-33
"George Hancock, Sr., of Fortheringhay," 1972
Box-folder 1-34
Craig Cemetary 1982
Box-folder 1-35
"Pearisburg Gazette," 1870
Box-folder 1-36
Lynching in Smyth County, VA 1889
Box-folder 1-37
Snowville, Pulaski County, VA 1937
Box-folder 1-38
Wake Forest, VA: Documents 1982-1983
Box-folder 1-39
Wake Forest, VA: Images, n.d.
Box-folder 1-40
"Entitled: Free Papers in Appalachia," 1978-1980
Box-folder 2-1
Mountainside Magazine 1981-1983
Box-folder 2-2
"West of the Blue Ridge," n.d.
Box-folder 2-3
Photographs by Earl Palmer of the Montgomery County and Blue Ridge, Scenes of Past and Present, n.d.
Box-folder 2-4
Photos of Production Cast of "Charlie Brown," 1983
Box-folder 2-5
Images, Miscellaneous, n.d.
Box 3
Cassette Tapes 1982-1983, n.d.
  • Interviewee: Bannister, Frank July 23, 1982
  • Interviewee: S.B. January 27, 1983, n.d.
    Two cassette tapes
  • Interviewee: Johnson, Sonny July 15, 1982, n.d.
    Two cassette tapes
  • Interviewee: New River Symposium April 16, 1983
  • Interviewee: Page, Clarence July 6, 1982, June 15, 1982
    Three cassette tapes
  • Interviewee: Sherman, Oscar July 8, 1982