Childs, Nickerson & Co. records

Childs, Nickerson & Co. records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Childs, Nickerson & Company (Athens, Ga.).
Creator: Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Childs, Nickerson & Co. records
Dates: Bulk, 1861
Dates: 1861-1887
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms83

Biographical/Historical Note

Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn, a hardware store in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. The name was changed to Childs, Nickerson & Co. around 1865. Partners in the company included Asaph King Childs, Rufus Reeves, and Reuben Nickerson.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of records of Childs, Nickerson & Co. and its predecessor, Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn (Athens, Ga.) from 1861-1887. Primarily composed of correspondence and invoices for Nicholson, Reeves & Wynn (1861) and Childs, Nickerson & Co. (1866-1877), relating to the buying and selling of hardware goods.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Business records.
Childs, Asaph King, 1820-1902
Clarke County (Ga.)
Hardware stores--Georgia.
Nickerson, Reuben
Reeves, Rufus
Stores, Retail--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Childs, Nickerson & Co. (Athens, Ga.) records, ms83, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Athens Hardware Company records, ms1680 and William and Susan Tate papers, ms2858.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11January 1-10, 1861
2January 11-20, 1861
3January 21-31, 1861
4February 1-10, 1861
5February 11-20, 1861
6February 21-28, 1861
7Empty envelopes
8March 1-10, 1861
9March 11-14, 1861
10March 15-20, 1861
11March 21-25, 1861
12March 26-31, 1861
13September 1-10, 1861
14September 11-20, 1861
15September 21-30, 1861
16October 1-10, 1861
17October 11-20, 1861
18October 21-31, 1861
21Series 2 Resolutions re Death of Isaac Nickerson, May 6, 1902
22Series 3 undated