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 Paul C. Nicholson Papers

 Manufacturer, Providence, R.I.

 Papers, 1921-1949

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 1016

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, April 1998

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Paul C. Nicholson was the owner of the Nicholson File Company, a major manufacturing concern in Providence, R.I. These papers all relate to his hobby, which was a major collection of New England ship logs and ship models. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and receipts regarding ship models and the Ship Model Society, a New York-based club.

            Nicholson's logbook collection was divided between the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Providence Public Library (which received all whaling logs) upon his death in 1956.

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            These papers were donated by the estate of Paul C. Nicholson in 1958, via Miss Hubbard, a secretary at the Nicholson File Company. They were originally placed in the library's Vertical File, and were transferred to the Manuscripts Division circa 1985.

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Folder 1. 1921-1929

Folder 2. 1930-1931

Folder 3. 1932-1939

Folder 4. 1940-1949

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Boats and boating - Reproductions

Ship Model Society

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