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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Research, Manuscripts, and Reports 1846-1982

Series II. Photographs 1983

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Patrick James Nicholson research for Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie, 1846-1982 MS 391



creator Creator (cre) Nicholson, Patrick James,1921-
Title: Patrick James Nicholson research for Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie
Dates: Bulk, 1846-1982
Dates: 1846-1982
Abstract This collection is composed of research materials and manuscripts of Patrick J. Nicholson for his book Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie. Included are photocopies of various articles about J.S. Abercrombie, correspondence concerning Nicholson’s research, notes, and typed copies of the manuscript.
Identification: MS 391
Quantity: 0.75 linear ft.(1 box)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

Patrick James Nicholson is the author of Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie.

Dr. Patrick James Nicholson (1921-1999) is best known as the author of In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston. He received a BA from Rice University in 1942, an MBA from Harvard in 1946, and a Ph.D., from the University of Houston in 1959. Nicholson came to the University of Houston as a lecturer in Management in 1951. He continued until 1956, when he became Executive Director of Development and Assistant to the President. He was named Vice President of University Development in 1957, a position he maintained until his retirement in August of 1981. Honorary positions Nicholson held included Past President of the American College Public Relations Association; Past President of the Houston Council on World Affairs; Past President of the Institute of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Center; and N.Y. Academy of Sciences. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma; Sigma Xi; and Omicron Delta Kappa. (excerpted from finding aid for Dr. Patrick J. Nicholson Papers at University of Houston, accessed on-line at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhua/00011/hua-00011.html on Feb. 18, 2009)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is composed of research materials and manuscripts of Patrick J. Nicholson for his book Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie. Included are photocopies of various articles about J.S. Abercrombie, correspondence concerning Nicholson’s research, notes, and typed copies of the manuscript.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Patrick James Nicholson Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Abercrombie, James Smither

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Patrick James Nicholson Papers, 1846-1982, MS 391. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated by Dr. Patrick James Nicholson on September 17, 1985.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Research, Manuscripts, and Reports 1846-1982

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1 Research Notes 1982
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2 Research Material, correspondence, notes 1982
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3 Typed Manuscript, chapters 1-4 1982
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4 Typed Manuscript, chapters 5-10 1982
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5 Typed Manuscript (copy) with annotations 1982
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6 Typed Manuscript copy, incomplete 1982
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7 Annual reports: Cameron Iron Works; Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, 1982
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8 Walker County, TX research materials: Marriage Records of Walker County, 1846-1880, 1870 Census of Walker County, Texas. 1846-1880
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9 Research materials: Abercrombie family
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10 Research materials: James Elkins, Sr.
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11 Research materials: misc.

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Series II. Photographs 1983

Folder
12 Photographs 1983
Eight colored 3.5X5 photos of a graveyard

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