Library of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION
NISBETT FAMILY PAPERS
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2,200 items (4.5 linear feet).
Correspondence and writings of Junius Wingfield Nisbet (1858-1933), lawyer
and civic leader of Macon, Ga., with papers of, or pertaining to, his
forebears and relatives. The collection consists mainly of genealogical
and historical writings and correspondence of J. W. Nisbet, but it also
includes family and business correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and three
manuscript plays he wrote. Nisbet kept diaries and/or commonplace books at
Macon, 1869 and 1875-1883; at the University of Georgia, 1873; and while in
Washington, D.C., as clerk of a committee of the U.S. House of
Representatives, 1884-1885. Also, some correspondence, 1840s to 1890s, of
J. W. Nisbet's father, James Taylor Nisbet (1828-1894), lawyer, and of his
grandfather, Eugenius Aristides Nisbet (1803-1871), jurist and U.S.
Representative, both of Macon, Ga., mostly relating to the practice of law.
A scrapbook, correspondence, and other papers relate to John McIntosh Kell,
officer of the Confederate privateer "Alabama," and J. W. Nisbet's
SEE ALSO: John Nisbet papers (#943) in the Southern Historical Collection,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SEE ALSO: Eugenius Aristides Nisbet papers and John McIntosh Kell papers
in the Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library, Duke
ONLINE CATALOG TERMS:
College students--Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900.
Macon (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides, 1803-1871.
Nisbet, James Taylor, 1828-1894.
Nisbet, Junius Wingfield, 1858-1933.
Privateering--Confederate States of America.
University of Georgia--History--19th century.
Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.
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