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Nuckolls and Bradley Family Collection (MC 137)

Nuckolls and Bradley Family Collection (MC 137)

Biographical/Historical Note

The story of the Nuckolls family of Columbus, Georgia and the Russell County, Alabama area is told through their letters and other papers.  The majority of the letters in this collection concern Thomas Jeremiah Nuckolls, but there are many letters to and from his parents, Nathaniel and Louisiana, and from his many sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Virginia (Mollie), Emma, Cornelia (Nealie), Laura Caroline, Adella (Della) and Lou as well as his brothers, Gus (Nathaniel Augustus), James Thornton and William.

The patriarch of the family was Nathaniel Nuckolls, born in Louisa County, Virginia in 1800.  According to page 417 of the Russell County History, his parents, William and Henrietta Terry Nuckolls, were innkeepers on the James River.  Another source lists his parents as Thomas and Anne Nuckolls.  Nathaniel left home in his late teens and was in Elbert County, Georgia by 1826.  There he married Louisiana Hawkins Thornton in 1826.  They later moved further west in Georgia to where gold was discovered in Dahlonega.  He started a tavern near Auroria in a settlement called Nuckollsville, which faded from sight after Dahlonega became the county seat.  An article in the April 20, 1833 issue of the Columbus Enquirer says that he "opened a house of entertainment for the accommodation of those disposed to examinations for gold; his home was ...crowded with the most respectable and enterprising part of the community."  According to John H. Martin's History of Columbus, Nuckolls was advertising gold shares for sale in the Columbus paper.  In the "Listing of the Courthouse Records for Landowners in Present Lee County [Alabama]", Nathaniel Nuckolls and other family members owned hundreds of acres there by 1835.  The listing of Columbus Town Lot owners in 1836 lists Nuckolls as owning 22 feet of lot 171 and ½ of lot 216 with John Harris owning the other half.

As Alabama lands opened up, he bought large holdings for 25 cents per acre in Russell County around Union Springs and in Gadsden.  He first built a log cabin on the Columbus side of the Uchee Creek and a grist mill across the creek.  After many floods, he built a second home on the mill side of the creek.  It became an imposing two story Victorian with porches.  He also built furniture for the home.  He advertised for a teacher to take charge of a small school in Russell County, Alabama in the March 30, 1847 Columbus Enquirer.  He later planned and built a handsome residence for the family in Columbus in the Linwood area.  It was sold in 1870.  There were four sons and seven daughters in the family.  The family belonged to the Baptist Church (later First Baptist Church) in Columbus.

When the Civil War began, two sons, Thomas and William, enlisted in Colonel Cantey's 5th Alabama regiment.  Thomas enlisted 3 July 1861 and mustered out 30 December 1862.  William enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, but became gravely ill and died of typhoid in November 1961.  Nathaniel had rushed to his son's bedside in Richmond and brought his body home to Columbus for burial in Linwood Cemetery.  The letters from home tell of the deprivations of military life and of boxes that were sent from Columbus of clothing, food, uniforms for the regiment.  The family belonged to the Aid Society.  Nathaniel had his workshop manufacture the wooden canteens that the confederate army used.  James, the youngest son still at home, worked in the workshop while the daughters wove the straps on special looms.  Orders were received from the Confederate Army commissary for supplies.  Nathaniel and Louisiana both died in 1868, she in June, he in September.  Both funerals were presided over by Dr. J.H. Devotie of the Baptist Church.  They are buried in Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.

Most of the letters concern one son more than the others, Thomas "Tom" Jeremiah Nuckolls, also frequently addressed at T.J.  He was born 6 May, 1829 and died 27 June 1889 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery.  He was educated at Franklin College (later the University of Georgia) and then attended Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.  Letters from that period give a flavor of life in Cambridge in 1850-1851.  After graduating, he finally came back south.  He was a partner in a law firm in Tuskegee, Alabama before returning to practice in Columbus, Georgia.  In January of 1869 he married Alice Bradley, the sister of W.C. Bradley and the daughter of Forbes and Theresa Clark Bradley.  They had one son, Thomas Jeremiah Jr, (8 January 1872-21 September 1874).  In the 1878 city directory, Thomas' office was at 81 Broad and they resided at 75 N. Troup.  By 1886, the address of the house had been changed to 1426 3rd Ave.  Thomas, Sr. served as a city alderman and on many city committees.  His funeral notice appeared in the Daily Enquirer of June 28, 1889.  It stated that he "had a naturally strong intellect, placing him in the front rank of accomplished young men of his day.  He took a ....prominent part in municipal affairs." It also noted that he was a councilman of the 1st ward and was in the management of the Columbus and Rome Railroad.

Who's Who in the Letters of the Nuckolls Family

Nathaniel Nuckolls (1800-September, 1868) – patriarch of the Columbus, Georgia/Russell County, Alabama family.  He was born in Louisa County, Virginia and died in September of 1868 in Columbus, Georgia where he is buried in Linwood Cemetery.  He married Louisiana H. Thornton in 1826. He was a member of the Columbus Baptist Church.  His obituary referred to him as a "much esteemed citizen" of Columbus, being of a very entrepreneurial spirit.  He owned a large plantation in Russell County, Alabama.

Louisiana Hawkins Thornton Nuckolls (1809-June, 1868) – matriarch of the Columbus, Georgia/Russell County, Alabama family.  She died on the Russell County plantation and in buried in Columbus in Linwood Cemetery.  She wrote many of the Civil War era letters to her sons.

Children of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls Who Lived to Adulthood

Elizabeth Ann Terry Nuckolls Long Ware (1827-1912) – First child and eldest daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married Evans Davis Long in 1845 and had 3 children.  She married her second husband, Henry Ware (d. 1879), in 1852 and had 6 more children.  They lived in Hogg Island, Seale Station, Alabama.  Henry and Elizabeth are both buried in Linwood Cemetery.

Thomas "Tom" Jeremiah Nuckolls (May 6, 1829-1889) – Second child and eldest son of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  He was a lawyer, Civil War soldier, and the executor of his father's will.  He was born May 6, 1829 in Elbert County, Georgia, studied at Franklin College (which became the University of Georgia) 1847 and Harvard's School of Law from 1850-1851.  He served in the Civil War as an adjutant of his regiment, the 15th Alabama, known as the Cantey Rifles.  He resigned in December of 1862 due to his health.  He married Alice Bradley (1847-1931) on January 14, 1869 and had one son Thomas J. Nuckolls Jr. (1872-1874).  The 1878 city directory tells us he practiced law at 81 Broad and resided at 75 N. Troup.  He died in Columbus, Georgia.

Nathaniel Augustus "Gus" Nuckolls (August 3, 1830-January 10, 1901) – Third child and second son of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  He was born in Elbert County, Georgia and died in Ft. Mitchell, Alabama.  He was a student in Athens, Georgia in 1850 and asked Tom for advice for schools.  He served in Tennessee in a supply battalion in the Civil War.  He married Elizabeth Pamela Kyle (1839-1863) in 1858.  At her death 5 years later, she left him a widower with 3 children, Joseph Kyle (b. 1857), William Thomas, (b.1861) and Elizabeth Kyle (b. 1862).  They were raised by their Kyle grandparents.

Mary Virginia "Mollie" Nuckolls Kyle (1832-1893) – Fourth child and second daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married Robert B. Kyle in 1856.  According to the 1880 census they had 6 children and lived in Gadsden in Cherokee County, Alabama.  Robert remarried in 1894 and died in 1922.

Cornelia Louisa "Nealie" Nuckolls Truitt Richardson (b. 1836) – Fifth child and third daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  Nealie married her first husband, Alfred Truitt, in 1856.  She later married John T. Richardson and lived in Cherokee County, Alabama. She had no children.

Louisiana Allen "Lou" Nuckolls Hawkins (b. 1836) – Sixth child and fourth daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married Hiram Hawkins.  They lived in Eufaula, Alabama.

Laura Carolina Nuckolls Freeman (1838-1921) – Seventh child and fifth daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married George Washington Freeman in 1866 and had six children.  They lived in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Emma Olivia Nuckolls Cox Marable (b. October, 1839) – Eighth child and sixth daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married twice.  Her first husband was Thomas J. Cox, whom she married in December of 1864.  They had one son, William "Willie" Thompson (b. 1865).  Her second marriage was to John E. Marable.

James Thornton Nuckolls (November 24, 1843-October 13, 1910) – Ninth child and third son of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  He was born in Oswichee, in Russell County, Alabama and also died in Russell County.  He married Emma Jem. Bradley (1846-1924) in 1869, also in Russell County.  Emma was the oldest child of Forbes Bradley and Theresa Clark Bradley and sister to both Alice Bradley (who married Thomas Jeremiah Nuckolls, Sr.) and to W. C. Bradley.  James and Emma had two sons, Forbes Bradley Nuckolls (1869-1943), and James R. Nuckolls.

Adella Luvania Nuckolls Nowlin (1844-1916) – Tenth child and seventh daughter of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  She married James Rush Nowlin in 1869. They had 6 children.  He died in 1912 and she died in 1916 in Gadsden, Alabama, where she is buried.

William Thompson Nuckolls (1840-1861) – Eleventh and last child and fourth son of Nathaniel and Louisiana Nuckolls.  He died in 1861 in Richmond, Virginia of typhoid fever during the Civil War.  His father went to Richmond to retrieve his body and return him home for burial in Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.

Other Family Members

Dozier Thornton, a brother of Louisiana Hawkins Thornton Nuckolls (1809-June, 1868)

Charles Thornton – a nephew of a brother of Louisiana Hawkins Thornton Nuckolls.

George B. Nuckolls (ca. 1805-1863) – a brother to Nathaniel Nuckolls, born in Virginia.  He lived for a time in Macon County, Alabama, before moving Bossier Parish, Louisiana where he died.

Robert N. Nuckolls (b. 1829) – son of George B. Nuckolls and his first wife, and a cousin to the Nuckolls children.

Robert Benjamin Kyle (b. 1826) – brother-in-law of Thomas "Tom" Jeremiah Nuckolls, who married Tom's sister, Mary Virginia, known as "Mollie". She was the second of his three wives.  Robert Kyle and Mollie lived in the Gadsden, Alabama area.  He served as a captain in the Civil War.  He was also referred to as "Colonel".

Forbes Bradley (1809-1890) – father of Emma J. and Alice Nuckolls, and thus the father-in-law of both Thomas Jeremiah Nuckolls and James Thornton Nuckolls, who married the Bradley sisters.  He was born in Connecticut and moved south to Georgia, settling in Russell County, Alabama.  Bradley married Theresa Ann Clark (d. 1871) in 1845 in Muscogee County, Georgia.  They had 10 children in 18 years before her death. Forbes is buried in Linwood Cemetery.

Mentioned in Civil War letters

Alexander A. Lowther –captain of Thomas' regiment.

William T. Berry – a 1st lieutenant, captured at Cross Keyes.

Scope and Content Notes

There are over 500 letters in the Nuckolls Collection.  They tell the story of the family, the times, the conflicts among family members, especially after the father died and his will was read and monies and lands dispersed.  The 1850s Cambridge letters paint a colorful image of both Cambridge and Boston when Thomas was attending Harvard Law School.  The Civil War letters give more details the home front, telling of the activities and worries of the family members at home, the encouraging letters to Thomas and William, the boxes of supplies that were constantly being sent by the family to its soldiers, than the life of the soldiers themselves.  The family was a warm and loving entity, usually writing each other weekly.  All the sisters wrote regularly to Thomas ("Dear Bro"), praising, complaining, but staying in contact even as their families were dispersed from Columbus, Georgia and across Alabama, to Russell County, Seale, Gadsden, Cherokee and Tuskegee.  Relatives moving even further westward are included in the correspondence.

A history of the family, newspaper articles and census records have been included in a separate folder from the letters to help fill in their story.  The letters are in wonderful condition, many still with their envelopes.  Even the paper and size of the envelopes, the return address, the postage – all tell a history of the times.

In addition to the letters there are several packets of legal and financial documents.  They were left in the groupings made by Thomas J. Nuckolls, with his handwritten labels.  Many of the items referred to in the letters, such as deeds, promissory notes, plat maps, receipts, vouchers and other enclosures mentioned, were placed in these bundles.  There is also a small bundle of Slave Documents.  The bundles have been opened and are filed in chronological order in folders of Box 4.

The letters are filed in chronological order.

1841-1940s 4 boxes (1.2 l.f.)

Provenance

The letters in this collection were donated in three different groups by Nuckolls and Bradley family members.  The first three hundred and thirty letters came to the Archives in March 2000 from Minnie and Will Bradley.  They dated from between 1852 and 1871 plus a score of later items.  It was recorded as MC 137.  The second batch of two hundred plus letters was donated in October 2015 by Cornelia Schomburg Partain after they were found in an old desk.  The letters have been interfiled in chronological order and the descriptions of the contents updated for this completely revised finding aid for MC 137.

Permission to Publish

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Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Correspondence 1841-1849

May 20, 1841 – Indenture deed (with description of the lot) made in Muscogee County between Elbert Wells and Henry Judson of Connecticut selling land in Columbus, lot 68. Number 30 in Russell County, Alabama.

July 29, 1842 – Indenture deed for land in Columbus between Lucy Peabody of Connecticut and Eleazar Lockwood of New York.

November 8, 1843 – Deed from Daniel McDougald and Jonathan A. Hudson to Nathaniel Nuckolls, of the West half of the northwest quarter of section number 32 in township number 16 of Range.

November 9, 1843 – Deed from Enoch Johnson to Nathaniel Nuckolls, Russell County, Alabama for $500.

November 29, 1844 (but recorded in 1847) – Deed from Alexander J. Robeson and wife Amanda F. Robeson and Samuel Mcdougald and wife Ann Eliza Mcdougald of Muscogee County, Georgia to Hudson A. Thornton, conveying the east half of section 36, Township 16 range 29 east in Russell County, Alabama.

October 2, 1845 – Land Receipt from Nathaniel Nuckolls as part of his plantation.

March 1, 1846 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Athens, Georgia from his sister Louisiana in Columbus, Georgia.  She wrote a newsy letter from home.

October 4, 1846 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Athens, Georgia from his brother Nathaniel Nuckolls in Uchee, Russell County, Alabama.  He told of family news, new baby Tony, of sister and brother Davis, cotton crop being destroyed by worms, his own studies and a love letter from Mary.

October 11, 1846 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Athens, Georgia from his father Nathaniel Nuckolls in Columbus telling him of a big fire in Columbus, family news and enclosing a $ 20 bill.

January 16, 1847 – Indenture deed between Eleazar Lockwood of New York and Benjamin Wells, Muscogee.

February 26, 1847 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls in Athens, Georgia from his brother N.A. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  He told of life at home, his school, and the governor's daughter's distraction for T.J.

April 11, 1847 – Letter from N.A. Nuckolls in Muscogee County, Georgia to his brother T.J. in Athens, Georgia.  He was answering T.J.'s letter and told him the news from home, about the fire and his lessons.

April 18, 1847 – Poem titled "Frozen to death" to Tom Nuckolls from Amanonylles in Columbus, Georgia.

November 24, 1874 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from a college friend named Woodford A. Johnston in Madison [Georgia?].  He talked about local news, "flying around the girls", the city being dry as cotton and the market being low.

December 3, 1847 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from a college classmate, S. Means of Glenn Springs, South Carolina.  The envelope was addressed to Hon. Wm. Nuckolls, Hancockville, S.C.  The letter described Means' journey to and college at Columbia, S.C.

December 14, 1847 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Morgan Callaway in Washington, Georgia.  Callaway told of his strange journey from Columbus back home, stopping in Ellislie [sic], his uncle's place near Flint.

December 17, 1847 – Letter to Thos J. Nuckolls from a Richard Wood in Greensborough, Georgia. W ood was a college friend at Franklin College, talking about his life and the girls.

December 18, [1847 or 1848?] – Letter, self-folded with sealing wax, to Thom Nuckolls in Columbus from a former classmate, Simeon Oliver, in Hernando Desoto City, Mississippi where Oliver was on vacation.  He discussed the ladies of Alabama and Mississippi, his grades (he was not pleased), and his return to Athens after the break.

July 11, 1848 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls (Much esteemed Friend), from D.F. Hooten, at the Medicinal Springs in Walker, Georgia.  He was answering a letter from Nuckolls inquiring about a certain lady.  He also described the springs there.

July 25, 1848 – Deed by Enoch Johnson to Nathaniel Nuckolls for land in Russell Co, east ½ of SW ¼ section 32 township 16 range 30, 80 35/100 acres.

February 22, 1849 – Letter to Nathl Nuckolls ("Dear Father") from Thos. J. Nuckolls, ("your most dutiful son"), at Franklin College inquiring about family, funds and telling of his interest in Cambridge Law School [later Harvard].

November 7, 1849 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from W. Hipkins in Frankfurt asking for a copy of his Oration "Originality".

November 16, 1849 – Letter to tom Nuckolls from Morgan [Callaway] in Augusta, Georgia referring to their college friendship, a love interest, law lectures he was attending, law classes, advising Tom to attend, and news of school friends.

December 12, 1849 – Letter to Father [Nathaniel Nuckolls] from Thos. J. Nuckolls informing him that "Uncle Alexander and Cousin Burruss are with us and then to the plantation", and the receipt of a letter from Belser and Harris about their management of his business and urging his father to return.  The letter was sent by Maj. Hardaway.

Folder 2 – Correspondence 1850

May 5, 1850 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from T. J. Nuckolls at Camp Dobbs, Macon County (Alabama?], 8 miles NE of Burns Mill.  He tells of going to a fair and another party by Mrs. Cary and Homer Blackman.  He comments on the difficulty of keeping one's reputation clear and of meeting Uncle [Brias] at the fair.  He expected to get to the ridge by Wednesday and return to the office when he reached Blakely.  He asks for clothes to be sent saying that Rowe has his measure and wants [casimere] or silk vest, having been thrown into "more decent society than expected."  He seemed to be at a railroad work camp in a log house working toward "the ridge".  He mentions Major Hardaway needing to send more flour.

Folder 3 – Correspondence Cambridge 1850-1851

[Processor's note – These letters were written and received by Thomas J. Nuckolls while he was a student at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

August 19, 1850 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls, Columbus from Theophilus Parsons, Cambridge Law College concerning his admission and the degree awarded if he is late to enroll.
[Processer's note –According to Wikipedia, Theophilus Parsons (1797–1882) was Dane Professor of Law at Harvard from 1848 to 1870.]

August 20, 1850 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Cambridge from Judge Joel Parker concerning his graduation date of July 1851 and admittance to the bar.

September 14, 1850 – Memorandum of thoughts and events, at 4 o'clock, by T.J. Nuckolls on his doings before leaving Columbus.

September 23, 1850 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Dear Father") from Cambridge, MA.  Telling of his arrival, details of trip north and settling in.

September 27, 1850 – Letter to Mary V. Nuckolls in Columbus from Tom in Cambridge (with envelope) describing in flowery language the trip north, passing Mt. Vernon, seeing G. Washington's clothes in Washington, traveling through Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York to Boston, the make-up of Harvard, the hair style fashion of the day and an upcoming Jenny Lind concert.

October 12, 1850 – Letter to Gus (Nathaniel Augustus Nuckolls) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from his brother Tom in Cambridge, MA telling of his journey from Columbus to Boston, traveling with Col Woolfolk to New York, and stopping in Washington City.  He described Cambridge as "a handsome city" and described his classes and readings, the expense being more than at Athens, how the University of Virginia is admired and offers advice to his brother.

October 22, 1850 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from Thomas Nuckolls ("the dutiful son"), in Cambridge, MA describing his up-coming moot court trial, brother Gus starting at the University of Virginia, the Webster family at church, "the Yankees always seem to be in a hurry about something", "dress very plainly, ladies are remarkably ugly," "a selfish, little minded, picayune race of men", his need of a watch, and asks the opinion of the "excitement in the southern states".

November 5, 1850 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Dear Father") from Thos J Nuckolls thanking him for the check, telling of Moot court trial, the southern point of view.

November 7, 1850 – Letter empty envelope, blue, addressed to Col. Nathaniel Nuckolls, Columbus, Georgia from Cambridge, MA

November 11, 1850 – Letter (with envelope) to N. Augustus Nuckolls at the University of Virginia from Tom Nuckolls in Cambridge telling his brother of his concerns of his studies, the high prices charged by "these skinflints", talks about a watch he has ordered, life with "the Yankees", the ladies, and transportation in Boston.

November 17, 1850 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls ("My dear Tom") from his college friend Morgan Callaway in Washington, Georgia. He discusses his law practice since graduating, and asking Tom to join him in his practice.

November 17, 1850 – Letter to Mollie Nuckolls from her brother Tom in Cambridge, MA commenting on her reports of many weddings at home, his suggestion of the name Mt. Auburn for their hill, his not finding pictures for her, and telling her "he has not seen a pretty lady in Massachusetts yet".

December 7, 1850 – Letter to Miss M. Virginia Nuckolls (Mollie) from her brother Thomas Nuckolls in Cambridge, MA.

December 22, 1850 – Letter Col Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Dear Father"), from Thos. J. Nuckolls, Cambridge , MA concerning life in Cambridge, an upcoming legal case, his friend M. Callaway setting up law practice.

December 28, 1850 – Letter to Mary Virginia Nuckolls ("Dear Mollie") from her brother Tom in Cambridge telling of life in Boston, plants, the snow, sleighs.

December 29, 1850 – Letter to Gus Nuckolls from his brother Tom Nuckolls in Cambridge, MA.  He described the snow storm, sleighing, news of home, Father's work with the Boykin plantation, his personal appearance, advice again on Gus' lady love, his Jenny Lind concert. Envelope marked with an X.

January 11, 1851 – Letter to Louisiana Nuckolls from her son Thomas Nuckolls in Cambridge, MA telling her of school events, his moot court trial, his vacation plans in Cambridge, parties, his bundles home of art, books for sister Mary to copy, home styles in Boston and a wash stand called a sink.

February 7, 1851 – Letter to Augustus Nuckolls ("Dear Gus") from his brother Thos J Nuckolls, Cambridge, MA, talking about his future and a flirtation with a young lady.

[February, 1851] – Letter to Nathaniel Augustus Nuckolls.  Unsigned but sent from Athens, Georgia and addressed to "Dear Gus".  It told of school news, friends, and their lady friends.

February 13, 1851 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls "Father" from Thomas Nuckolls, thanking him for the cheque, telling of his law class, a moot court and a case his father has brought to him.

February 15, 1851 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls at Cambridge from Thomas Boykin and his sister Lou from Glennville, Alabama telling of the farm, his cotton crop, negroes, and Lou's sewing.

March 2, 1851 – Letter to Mary Virginia Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Brother Tom in Cambridge, MA.  A chatty letter about Cambridge life, the opera, a girl in Columbus, whether he will go straight home after graduation or visit relatives in Virginia, mother's furnishings.

April 21, 1851 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from Tom Nuckolls included references to Girard Railroad (he feels he has more correct law of the case than any lawyer in Columbus), his moot court case, his summer plans to get his law degree on 16 July, then travel to Athens for his second Degree of Master of Arts and to see classmates at the 50th reunion of the college.  He outlined his expenses in Cambridge as being so much more than in Athens.  His brother Gus asked for advice in attending law school in Cambridge.

May 11, 1851 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from Thos. J. N. thanking him for his cheque, advise to brother Gus about attending law school in Cambridge, which was to "stay in Va Univ till summer", his pending return home, reading law for the summer, then decide.  He also told of his plans to meet L.B. in New York with his sister.

June 7, 1851 – Letter to Augustus Nuckolls ("Gus") from Tom in Cambridge to Gus telling of his travel plans to New York, Athens, his surprise of seeing his friends' departure for Liverpool, their father's possible visit.  He hinted about the girls and the danger of mock weddings.  Mentioned a new style of dress in Boston called the "Turkish costume" or "Turk a la mode".

June 18, 1851 – Letter to Col. Nathaniel Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Thomas in Cambridge asking his father if he was coming north this summer and his request for money, his justification for funds, his plans when returning home, adding "the task before me is a great one".

June 30, 1851 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from Tom Nuckolls in Cambridge thanking him for the cheque even though it wasn't as large as he had asked, speaking of his summer plans after graduation.

July 3, 1851 – Letter to Col Nathaniel Nuckolls in Columbus ("Dear Father"), from Thos. J. Nuckolls ("your most grateful son"), in Cambridge, MA thanking him for the cheque and telling of his return to Columbus, Georgia by August.  He also mentioned the weather and rheumatism and a controversy about stock and commissioners.

July 17, 1851 – Letter Col. Nathaniel Nuckolls from his son Thos J. Nuckolls in Boston telling of his upcoming trip to Columbus via Newport and New York. [He had graduated from law school on the 16th of July.]

Folder 4 – Correspondence 1852

September 11, 1852 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from N. H. Wright in Montgomery referring to payments in a case, Wright & Robinson v. Lewis Chandler.

Folder 5 – Correspondence 1853

March 26, 1853 – Promissory note to pay George B. Nuckles, administrator of estate of A.H. Alston, a Deed from Bryant Duncan adm. to estate of Jonathan A. Hudson, November 10, 1853, of the east half of section 35 in township 16 of range 29 in Russell County, purchased by Alexander J. Robinson.

July 1, 1853 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. Ennis & Co in Columbus, Georgia concerning an account and payment by Borum Calhoun.

August 20, 1853 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Theo. White in Salem, Russell County, Alabama about a forgotten note for debt to his father.

December 18, 1853 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Hugh N. Crawford in Montgomery, Alabama with kindest regards to his sister Mary Virginia Nuckolls.  The letter was about Thomas' leaving the city early and a Miss Lizzie Sanford speaking kindly about him, whether love is involved.  Her father liked him.  He asked Tom to come over and see her and attend a large ball.

Folder 6 – Correspondence 1854

January 12, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Geo. M. Dickson, Treasurer, Coweta Falls Manufacturing Co. about an unsigned letter, saying "men in love are sometimes absent in mind", about debt payments.

January 17, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Geo. M. Dickson, Treasurer of the Coweta Fall Manufacturing Co informing T. J. of a payment by Harry, please credit him and inform him he will pay it.

January 18, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Hugh N. Crawford in Montgomery, Alabama inviting Thomas to come visit so as to court a lady named Lizzy who seemed to admire Thomas.  It also refered to Thomas' new law practice.

January 21, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. Martin in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to a legal notice made in Macon County.

January 24, 1854 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his friend Hugh N. Crawford in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to debt repayment and a certain lady Lizzy.

February 9, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Ivey & Ivey in Clayton, Alabama referring to a suit now in hands of the sheriff.  He also sent best wishes for his success in new business.

February 10, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from the Trading and Collecting Agency in New York asking for the standing and responsibility of E. W. Toney residing at Bug Hall.

February 11, 1854 – Letter to Elmon, Yancey & Nuckolls from H. Fields in Eufaula referring to case costs.

February 13, 1854 – Letter to Nuckolls from O.R. Potter & Co, New York asking for the whereabouts of several people.

February 14, 1854 – Letter to Nuckolls from the Trade and Collecting Agency in New York, O. R. Potter & Co asking for the standing of F. M. Mobsan of Union springs and J. F. Trentlen of Enon.

February 17, 1854 – Letter to Nuckolls from the Trade and Collecting Agency in New York, O. R. Potter asking for the standing of J. A. Jones of Union Springs.

February 18, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from P.F. Baypa of Tuskegee in reference to debt collection on a Mr. Osborn, overseer of Col Harold Peoples.

February 25, 1854 – Letter to Henry Elmore of a law firm about a debt collection from J. J. Woodward in {Talladega? very hard to read]

March 1, 1854 – Letter to Nuckolls from the Trade and Collecting Agency in New York, O. R. Potter requesting help on finding S. B. Hall in Warrior Stand and S. Truett in Notasulga, Alabama.

March 8, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from A. Martin in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to a debt payment.

March 14, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Jacob J. Moses and Harvey Hall pertaining to the collection of notes due on McElhaney, Mann and Lewis.

March 15, 1854 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his college friend, Thos. M. Callaway in Washington, Georgia, an epistle of friendship inquiring about a Miss M. Pope.

March 15, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Tuskegee, Alabama from the Trade and collecting Agency in New York, asking for the present standing and responsibility of Thos. Quinn and Timothy Quinn.

March 18, 1854 – Letter T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from S. Thornton in Memphis, Tennessee, on letterhead from Clemons, Brown & Co, in Columbus, sellers of washing machines, cotton gins and weaving machines, about finding Johnson Thornton's post office in Mississippi.

March 21, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from the Trade and Collecting Agency in New York asking for personal history and full names of M.J. Green & Phillips in Loachapoka, Alabama.

March 23, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John G. [? ] in Quincy, Florida in regard to debt collection.

March 28, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Jacob Moses in New York, in response to Thomas' inquiry about the standing and respectability of the owners of the Trade and Collecting Agency.

March 30, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama , a two part letter, mentioning the Miss Lizzy that his friends are trying to match him with, his law deals and return to practice, and needing law books.

April 10, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from O. R. Potter & Co in New York, the Trade and Collecting Agency, in response to Thomas' inquiry about business practices.

April 12, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from [J.J.Moses] in Columbus, Georgia referring to debt payment of Mr. McElhaney.

April 24, 1854 – Letter to firm of Elmore & Yancey & Nuckolls of Montgomery from T.J. Nuckolls about a recorded deed, taxes due and noting that this land is for sale.

April 25, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from O.R. Potter & Co in New York responding that he is pleased Thomas would do some investigating for him.

April 29, 1854 – Document sent to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee from Little, Brown & Co. in Boston.  This was the Law and Equity Reports with a hand-written list of titles desired by Nuckolls.

May 5, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from O.R. Potter of the Trade and Collecting Agency in New York asking for information on S.R. Padgett in Chewacklie [Chewacla?, Alabama?].

May 9, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from C. Martin in Montgomery, Alabama about a case, retaining him for George B. Nuckolls v. Allen Duberly.

May 10, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from D. B. Culbins in Dadeville about a pending suit and payment involving J. Barnett and W. Ridenhour.

May 30, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from [D. Bleulbisson?] in reference to court cases of Barrett v. Biden and costs.

June 1, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John G. Gunn in Quincy, Florida about his debt of Samuel Robinson.

June 6, 1854 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls ("My dear and much esteemed friend") from Thomas M. C.[Callaway].  He refered to Miss M., an object of his affections, the State Baptist convention in his town, Sabbath schools and his crops.

June 8, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from the Office of the Coweta Falls Manufacturing Company in Columbus about debts not paid or papers sent.

June 11, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from E & Yancey, R. Holtzclan in Montgomery in reference to selling a patent.

June 15, 1854 – Indenture deed made in Dade County, Georgia between Zachariah Gordon and Paul J. Semmes & company for the north half of NE ¼ of section 27 in township 1 of range 9 in Alabama and another piece of land.  The witnesses were John M. and Robert Flourney.  On the back of this deed is written a note dated 30 March 1861, saying that Nathaniel Nuckolls owned 1/6, Dozier Thornton 1/6, N M Thornton 1/6,and H.A. Thornton 1/6 and the rest 1/3, signed by Paul J. Semmes.

June 17, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from F. M. Dillard in Auburn, Alabama referring to payment of debts of Mason and McElhany.

June 19, 1854 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from L.A. Elmore in Montgomery about the Walker case and possible outcomes.

June 19, 1854 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Pemberton & Ellis in Oglethorpe referring to an unpaid debt of Dr. Robert Nuckolls against Dr. Burton.

June 22, 1854 – Letter to Thom [Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from his friend Thos. M. Callaway in Washington, Georgia.  This was a friendly letter, again mentioning Miss Boge and Miss Tupper and to come visit with "a determined heart and bold".  Callaway wants to see his friend married.

July 1, 1854 – Note to "Gentlemen" from James B. Hall of Warrior Stand, Alabama requesting 2 bales of cotton in osnaburg, one for his place and one for Society Hill.

July 22, 1854 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from his friend Thomas M. Callaway in Washington, Georgia referring to their summer plans and hopes of Tom's visit to them, mentioning "Miss P" again.

October 20, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Nath. Macon Thornton in Auburn, Alabama referring to collection and payments of notes due.

November 4, 1854 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls at Tuskegee, Alabama from Ethildred Philips, Marianna, Florida concerning a legal collection of the family of D. Gauthier.

November 5, 1854 – Letter to "Dear sister" from W.B. Cox in Jefferson, Texas apologizing for a suit against Jeremiah that his agent sent in error.

December 6, 1854 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Elmore Yancey enclosing a note to Geo. B. Nuckolls for him to sign and the Harris estate.

Folder 7 – Correspondence 1855

January 10, 1855 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J.A. Elmore in reference to John Fisher's address and debt collection.

January 11, 1855 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from D. Thornton in Notasulga, Alabama concerning a legal matter of money owed and paid by his uncle Dozier Thornton.

January 26, 1855 – Letter to Elmore Yancey and Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. L Yancey in Montgomery in reference to legal matters.

January 29, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Thos. L. Macon in Cross Keys, Alabama concerning his deal with R. A. Johnston, its settlement and a possible subpoena.

January 31, 1855 – Letter Thos J. Nuckolls from Ethildred Philips in Marianna, Florida concerning a suit over an estate inheritance.

February 6, 1855 – Letter to Thos J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Robert Malone in Warrior Stand, Alabama, in reference to finding specific individuals and their ability to pay debts.

February 7, 1855 – Letter to Thos Nuckolls from J.N. Barnett in Columbus in reference to the occupation and place of residence of two brothers named Meadows, for debt collection.

February 9, 1855 – Letter to Brother Tom Nuckolls from Sister Laura in Columbus, Georgia with an inside note in pencil from Mother, concerning a conflict at home with Mary. Family wants Tom to come home and settle it and to bring his bride, their new sister. Mother says to keep this secret.
[Processor's note – The identity of this bride is unknown. Thomas married Alice Bradley in 1869. Perhaps they meant a bride-to-be for a wedding that didn't occur.]

February 20, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Edgar Dawson in Columbus, Georgia asking for help with debt collection and payment.

February 21, 1855 – Letter to Dear son [Thomas Nuckolls] from mother Louisiana H. Nuckolls telling him that she has just sent to Montgomery a fine bonnet and white silk mantilla for Mar.  She's headed to the plantation, if well enough, and asks to give her "love to brother B's family".

February 28, 1855 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls at Tuskegee, Alabama from C. D. Moody of Peru, Alabama referring to a legal matter concerning the sale of the a mill.

March 2, 1855 – Letter to Dear Brother Tom [Thomas Nuckolls] from Mollie in Montgomery, Alabama concerning family matters (she wanted the particulars) and "Ma is going to the plantation as scarlet fever is raging in Columbus".

March 3, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. Martin in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to debts and the ability to pay the sought amount.

March 13, 1855 – Letter to Tom from father, N. Nuckolls, referring to E. G. Thornton, and refers to problems with Mary.

March 14, 1855 – Letter, to Brother Tom [Nuckolls] from his sister Mollie in Montgomery relating concern over the death of "the [unidentified] baby", the marriage, gossip said, of Bob Hardaway and Lizzie to Harry Hall, a party given by Mrs. Judge Goldthrist in her honor and another party by Mrs. Murphy "who has the most elegant home in Montgomery".  She asked Tom to attend the party.

March 17, 1855 – Letter to Mses. Elmore & Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. M. Lowe in Loachapoka, Alabama, asking for legal advice.

March 18, 1855 – Letter to brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister Mollie in Montgomery, Alabama concerning her visit with Tom, the parties she attended meeting "the elite of the city", and her uncle coming to get her.

March 19, 1855 – Letter to brother Tom [Nuckolls] from his sister Mollie in Montgomery concerning a cousin Lou.

March 26, 1855 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father asking when he will be home, and mentioning the wedding of a Miss Howard and Natt.

April 3, 1855 – Letter to Brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister Mary in Selma, Alabama telling of her arrival in Selma and referring to a bank bill.

April 7, 1855 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his mother, Louisiana, lamenting his lack of correspondence. [The writing is very faint.]

April 15, 1855 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister Mary in Selma asking about the upcoming visit; she will be going to Tuskegee, Montgomery and Columbus, Georgia.

May 9, 1855 – Letter to son Thomas Nuckolls from his father Nathaniel referring to legal advice as how to word a will for a friend who owns land plots and slaves, giving names and ages.  He also gave instructions on making changes to the machinery in his experiments.  He also informed his son that Wm. Boykin was deeding to his wife all his lands and negroes.

May 22, 1855 – Letter to Mses. Lomax & Ellis in Atlanta, Georgia concerning a case v. G. W. Knight.

May 26, 1855 – Letter to "my dear friend" Thomas Nuckolls from John T. Milner of Montgomery referring to making maps of Alabama.

May 30, 1855 – Letter to Thos Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Dozier Thornton in Columbus, Georgia asking Thomas about the $700 of Mobley money owed to him, and how to get it to him.  He mentioned that Tom's parents are at the plantation and that Wm. DeBloice is dead.

June 4, 1855 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father in reference to directions sent to Thomas for fixing some knives.

June 15, 1855 – Letter to Geo. B. Nuckolls from Thos. L Macon in Cross Keys, Alabama concerning taxes owed.

July 1, 1855 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. H. Jackson in Cahaba, Alabama in an envelope stamped "charge 16", a friendly letter about writing and missing each other as he passed through Pike County.

July 2, 1855 – Letter T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John T. Milner in Greenville asking Thomas to purchase 2000 acres of land for him in the area of Columbus, Georgia at $.50 to $.65 per acre.

July 5, 1855 – Letter to brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister Mollie referring to the observances of July 4, speeches by DeGraffinreid, Semmes and Fox and news of home.

July 16, 1855 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Joel Parker in Cambridge, MA assuring Thomas that Mr. Varner would receive his diploma and his name would be added to the list of graduates.

August 18, 1855 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from his brother-in-law R. B. Kyle in reference to a possible business transaction in Rome, Georgia.

August 29, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Elmore & Yancey stating that Austin Reed had died in the Fall of 1853 and there had been no claim to his estate.

September 3, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Thos. J. Abbott in Washington City concerning the sale of a lot on the town square in Tuskegee, Alabama.

September 20, 1855 – Letter to brother tom [Nuckolls] from his sister Mollie in Columbus, Georgia giving Thomas an update on family matters in general.

September 24, 1855 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from [Elmore?] in Montgomery, Alabama regarding the new sheriff and his estate.

October 11, 1855 – Letter to Partners Elmore Nuckolls & Yancey from Henry H. Fields in Eufaula in reference to a court case in Macon County.

October 15, 1855 – Letter to Thos J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from H. Middlebrook in Columbus, Georgia asking about debt collection progress from a W. H. Frear of Montgomery, Alabama.

October 20, 1855 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J. Fisher in Hot Springs, Arkansas in reference to note collection and payment.

October 24, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Brock & Presley in Lafayette, Alabama in reference to the payment of an estate claim of a Mr. Pullin.

November 15, 1855 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from W. M. Freeman in Jefferson, Texas in reference to a debt payment and advice on a railroad.

December 19, 1855 – Letter to partners Elmore Yancey & Nuckolls from H.H. Fields in Eufaula, Alabama referring to court cases and costs.

December 21, 1855 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from W. J. Freeman in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to money owed and collected from a debt owed from Robinson & Wright.

[December 1855?] – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus from his brother-in-law G. W. Freeman in Leesburg, Ala, in reference to the next disbursement as he is in need of money.

Folder 8 – Correspondence, 1856

January 1, 1856 – Letter to "Dear Sir" from S. R. Bonner of the Land Office in Columbus, Ga, printed, stating an interest to buy, sell or trade vacant lots of land in Georgia.

January 15, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from S. R. Bonner of the Land Office in Columbus about a debt collection.

January 19, 1856 – Letter to D. L Swanson from J.T. Cloud in Laplace, Alabama referring to Mr. Nuckolls and collecting money, saying "time is money". (Cloud v. Mims)

January 21, 1856 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from Jas. E. Reese in Lafayette in reference to a claim against Wm. Varner.

February 5, 1856 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls from Hall & Moses about a debt of W. Smith and Perkins Cook, and he seeking the sheriff's judgement.

February 8, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Judge Jackson, Montgomery, Alabama about a claim bond in the case of B. Walker.

February 15, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Mt. Vale, Tennessee from his father in Columbus, Georgia concerning business matters and the health and news of family and friends.

February 15, 1856 – Letter to Esq. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from H. Williamson in Columbus, Georgia wanting to know what Nuckolls has done with the J.R. Long claim.

February 18, 1856 – Letter to Henry Moffett giving the lot number of a piece of property, with copy to T. J. Nuckolls.

February 18, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from old friend Fletcher M. Scrum of Madison County, Gulf Coast, Florida, telling of his new land and life in Florida.

February 19, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Thacker N. Walker, in Perote, Pike County, Alabama in response to a claim against William A. Goins, who is willing to pay his debt rather than go to court.

February 29, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from H. E. Williamson in Talbotton [Georgia?] about collecting the note from Long, who promised to pay.

March 8, 1856 – Letter to Friend Thom Nuckolls from Thacker N. Walker in Perote, Pike County, Alabama, in reference to a claim against Mr. Goins. [refer to Feb. 19, 1856]

March 10, 1856 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Henry Moffett in Columbus, Georgia in reference to debt on notes from land purchased from Skains.

March 13, 1856 – Letter [fragment] to Chs. H. Stewart, Columbus, Georgia referring to an overdue note on Martin Mims.  Receipt should be made out to The Columbus Factory.

March 17, 1856 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls from Henry Moffett in Columbus, Georgia referring to a note for $ 360 on James Coleman and Martin Kendrick endorsed by R.D.L. Bell.

March 18, 1856 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from R. Martin Denton in Columbus, Georgia about note collecting.

March 18, 1856 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from D. B. Culberson acknowledging receipt of a letter.

March 19, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from C. H. Stewart at Hardaway referring to note collection and means of payment on Martin Mims having been sent to Henry Meigs.

March 30, 1856 – Letter to Tom from T. G. Moffett in Columbus telling Tom that Coleman has "up and left".  Moffett said he had seen Tom's brother Gus, looked well, and hinted that "he wouldn't mind marrying".  He chided Tom for having "laid siege to some fair girl over there" when he should show his appreciation for the "incomparable creatures" in his own city [Columbus, Georgia].

[Undated but probably March of 1856 since, according to marriage records, Mary V. Nuckolls married Robert Benjamin Kyle on Oct. 2, 1856 and this letter described her engagement in February of 1856] – Letter to brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister Mollie, at home Sunday evening, telling him of various parties, a large one by Hines Holt, a letter to father about a note from Hall & Moses and that the promise to give Tom business is all for effect, her father's consent of her care to another man on Feb. 22.  She sends love to family and told [Alithia?] to write to her.

April 2, 1856 – Letter to Nathaniel Nuckolls ("Father") from Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama.  This is a 6 page personal letter lamenting his ill health and spirit.  He wrote of all his college work, current business affairs and reasons for a possible career change.  He compared his collecting business against his litigation and shared his thoughts of moving to Columbus.

April 5, 1856 – Letter to Thomas [Nuckolls] from F. McQueen of Fort Fanning, Gulf Coast, Florida.  This is a personal letter between friends.  McQueen stated that he planned to visit Tuskegee "sometime this summer".

April 9, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from W. M. Price in Auburn, Alabama acknowledging receipt of his letter and talking about making an arrangement for a good candidate for the American party, for an upcoming election.

April 10, 1856 – Letter to W. R. Denton, attorney in Columbus, Georgia from Curtis Hopper in New York about a note due, then forwarded to Thos. J. Nuckolls whom he told to "govern himself accordingly".

April 15, 1856 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from T. S. Rutherford in Columbus, Georgia concerning the payment in the case of Dubberly Black and Judge Martin's docket.

April 26, 1856 – Letter to Tom from Thacker Walker in Perote, Pike County, Alabama telling him that his case will not come up for trial today, excuses being lame.  He added in a P.S. about rusticating in Pike County and about two ladies in particular.

May 8, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from M.A. Thorn in Oak Bowery, Alabama concerning the bounty law passed by Congress.

May 19, 1856 – Letter to Thomas [Nuckolls] from his brother-in-law H. Ware in Villula, Alabama in reference to business relations, payment of money as well as personal sentiments, inviting him to come visit with his wife Liza and daughter Molly Augusta.

May 28, 1856 – Letter to Thom Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Thacker Walker in Perote, Alabama explaining when and why the court cases Nuckolls had pending were lost.

May 29, 1856 – Letter to partners Elmore, Yancey & Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Henry Meigs for the Columbus Factory in reference to note payment and collection.

June 2, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. F. Holmes at Central Institute in Lynchburg, Alabama with an invitation from the trustees and faculty of Central Institute to attend an approaching examination as one of the committee members on June 16-18.

June 5, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from J. T. Crawford in Enon, Alabama telling that he will pay his note without fail in November.

July 29, 1856 – A printed letter from the Pension Office, Department of the Interior, to T. J. Nuckolls, signed by J. Minot commissioner, about the claim of Stephen T. Nuckolls to bounty lands under Act of March 3, 1855.

August 25, 1856 – Letter [unsigned] to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from a person in Creek Stand, Alabama in reference to money collected from Brooks, Croley & Ellison for H. Middlebrooks & Co.

August 1856 [penciled date] – Note to T. Nuckolls from R.A. Sentell in Creek Stand, Macon County, Alabama about a note due. [The incomplete date at end may be April 18, 5?]

September 8, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from M. Frazier of J. Ennis & Co, in Columbus, Georgia referring to note collection and payment on a debt of D.D. Riddenhour.

September 13, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Benj. Trimble for Milton Cooper in Wetumpka, Alabama referring to payment after his commission.

September 19, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from N.A. Wright in Montgomery, Alabama referring to a note and error by Elmore.

September 20, 1856 – Letter to Elmore, Yancey & Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Edwin Curtis of Curtis & Hopper in New York begging him to go to Enon, Alabama and get the security of Thwaitt.

September 27, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Hall Moses & Roberts in Montgomery, Alabama referring to a payment made the prior April.

October 1, 1856 [penciled date but June 20 postmark] – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls from Willard & Cooper asking him to collect his debts as he was changing business and needed to have his debts collected.  He mentioned the names of Alley, Foster and Mrs. Mattie Newman.

October 9, 1856 – Letter to "Dear cousin" [unknown but probably not to Thomas Nuckolls] from Charles Thornton at Mercer University referring to his studies, questioned whether his cousin would attend there and telling him that Dr. Crawford has accepted a professorship at Oxford College.

October 14, 1856 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from M. P. Hill in Marshall, Texas referring to the collection of his money and the settlement of his debts, as well as his move to New Orleans.

October 22, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. Ennis & Co, M. Johnson, Columbus, Georgia about the money owed by Mr. Sentel and how he might "make the money".

October 30 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. Ennis & Co, M. Johnson, Columbus, Georgia about debts owed by Mr. Browning who, they believe, had property and could pay if he wanted. They want a CaSa issued against him.

November 10, 1856 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from L.T. Crawford of Enon, Alabama referring to a debt settlement of Crawford & Martin. [A note on envelope refers to the Columbus Factory v. Crawford & Martin.

November 20, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John B. Baird, president of Coweta Falls Manufacturing Company, in reference to debt collections and settlement in Coweta Falls Mfg Co v. D. N. Burkhalter.

November 20, 1856 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from his brother-in-law R. B. Kyle, at home, in reference to a proposed business deal to sell Tom a half interest in his land and negroes. [This letter is difficult to read]

December 6, 1856 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from his father in Columbus, Georgia at 11 o'clock, acknowledging favors to be accomplished, bank matters and the Hall & Moses debt.

December 9, 1856 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from R. Baugh in Columbus, Georgia referring to debt on a note, Fountain v. Eiland.

December 15, 1856 – Letter to partners, Elmore Yancey & Nuckolls from Curtis & Hopper in New York, acknowledging receipt of their letter and accepting the terms of a note collection from F. G. Thweat.

December 18, 1856 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father in Columbus, Georgia in reference to lending money, money owed from Hall & Moses and advice on R. B. Kyle's proposition. [Refer to Nov. 20, 1856]

December 30, 1856 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A.E. Cox assuring Nuckolls that he will have payment by February.

Box 2

Folder 1 – Correspondence 1857

January 8, 1857 – Letter to Thom Nuckolls in Tuskegee from L.B. Gordon in LaGrange concerning legal cases in which Gordon is involved.

January15, 1857 – Letter to cousin Thomas Nuckolls from E. G. Thornton concerning a "little bunch of papers" she found in the settlement and concern over a "little Negro" bought of Eiland.

January 19, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls Esq in Tuskegee, Alabama from James F. Cantey in Chunningyer concerning a land sale.

January 20, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee from J.R. Goldthwaite in Troy, Pike County, Alabama stating summary of the case of Wooten v. Gilpin received.

January 21, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Knuckles [sic] in Tuskegee, Alabama from Henry M. Law in Columbus, Georgia about his upcoming visit to Tuskegee and asking Nuckolls to publish his announcement in the city paper titled "The Art of Oratory" and to make room arrangements for him and the ladies.

January 28, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Fitzpatrick & Starke in Troy, Al referring to the case of Wooten v. Gilpin.

February 4, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from [illegible] in Montgomery about a legal case concerning a factory.

February 9, 1857 – Letter to Dear Nuckolls from James E. [Rusa] in LaFayette in response to an earlier letter concerning Fergus, some land and Dozier Thornton. [hard to read]

February 10, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from his father in reference to legal advice, property advice, and a proposed business venture selling sewing machines. He also added some family news.

February 11, 1857 – Letter addressed "Dear sir", [presumably to Thomas Nuckolls] from Elmore & Yancey, Montgomery, Alabama in reference to a legal case, signed Elmore & Yancey.

February16, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from N. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia in reference to shipping and selling sewing machines, borrowing money, Cox and the health and the well-being of family members.

February 19, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] in Tuskegee from his father in Columbus, Georgia concerning selling sewing machines for $125 cash, seller keeping $5 profit. Machines are from New York. Bro B will sell them. Speaks of his mill work being 3-4 months ahead.

February 19, 1857 – Letter to law firm Elmore, Yancey & Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Henry V. Meiss for the Columbus Factory in reference to debt collection on James. B. Hall who has moved to Texas and the reply from A. McLeach to Nuckolls.

February 23, 1857 – Letter addressed dear sir from Thos. J. Abbott for Hon. J.F. Dowdell, House of Representatives, Washington City acknowledging receipt of a letter.

February 25, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Thomas C. Cliatt in Cross Keys concerning his being in Tuskegee at court time and settling a debt to Thomas' uncle.

February 26, 1857 – Letter to R. N. Knuckils [sic for Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from P.L. Watkins in Whitesville, Georgia about a debt and recovery.

February 26, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from R. B. Baker of Hilton & Baker, Loachapoka, Macon Co, Alabama in reference to debt and note of Richard Landford and D. Ruthorford.

February 27, 1857 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls from R. T. Pollard in Montgomery, Alabama referring to case against Dr. A.J. Lipscomb and Jno. B. Garrett.

March 10, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Tuskegee from [no signature] in Gordon Springs, Georgia asking Thomas for legal assistance in a debt claim about mules in case of Crofford Fuller.

March 13, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from A. Martin in Montgomery, Alabama in reference to debt settlement from a previous claim.

March 14, 1857 – Letter addressed to firm of Elmore, Yancey & Nuckolls from Orrin Savage in Camden and D.P. Cook acknowledging receipt of letter for firm.

March 29, 1857 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John B. Strupper in Columbus, Georgia at 136 Broad St. about an order that has not been paid, "cash for candy".

March 31, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from John B. Strupper in Columbus about payment for an order.

April, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from James T. Norman in Union Springs about the payment of a note due and probable payment in January.

April 7, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Henry Meiss for Columbus Factory in reference to a debt of James B. Hall who moved to Texas.

April 7, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from R.E. Covington in Uchee, Alabama telling him that if he wishes to be paid by mail, then send .06 cents in stamps.

April 12, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from Nath. Macon Thornton in Cusseta, Alabama referring to money payment and distribution, Thornton v. McKay, and mentions Uncle Dozier. They're waiting for a train.

May 1, 1857 – Letter to Thom [Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from James M. Russell in Columbus, Georgia referring to collecting debt of George W. E. Bedell who has a hotel.

May 7, 1857 – Letter to Thom [Nuckolls] from James M. Russell in Columbus, Georgia about telling him that Bedell's note belongs to Joseph Seidenberg of New York.

May 12, 1857 – Letter to Thos. Knuckles [sic for Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from Thos. P. Sanders of Hunty & Sanders of Cross Keys accepting the 2/8th acre of land belonging to Mr. Thornton.

May 18, 1857 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Wm. Pollenwetter in Okolona, Mississippi, concerning land lots in Tuskegee, # 6 and 7 in B12, releasing him from Breedlove and one of them.

June 2, 1857 – Letter addressed to Dear Sir, clerk of County Court from Thomas J. Abbott of Washington City, asking about land lots in Macon Co, Alabama, 2 lots in Tuskegee and an original deed.

June 6, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from Nath. M. Thornton in Gadsden, Alabama referring to debt payment on his ¼ interest section.

June 9, 1857 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Fitzpatrick & Starke in Troy acknowledging receipt of letter in the case of James Wooten v. Tho. Gilpin.

June 28, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Col. Bowen in Tuskegee explaining lateness of a favor due to train schedule to Georgia.

July 2, 1857 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from W. B. Bowen in Tuskegee, Alabama in reference to the health of Tom's mother and wanting to introduce him to the beautiful Miss ____.

July 2, 1857 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls, at home, from H.E. Boykin at Rose Glen, on black-edged mourning paper and envelope, thanking him for his delightful present.

July 13, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J. H. Daniel, owner of First Class Ready Made Clothing, Gents Furnishing Goods, letterhead paper, at 128 Broad St. Columbus, Georgia in reference to a debt payment.

July 14, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Fitzpatrick & Starke in Troy, Alabama in reference to legal claims and money awarded from suit of Wooten v. Gilpin. Paper is embossed with Durand & Co., London.

July 27, 1857 – Letter addressed to Dear sir, to the sheriff of Macon Co, from J. B. Gordon, Gordon Springs, Georgia asking about the length of time in which his debt needs to be paid because he does not want to sell his Mobile & Girard RR stock.  Letter is addressed on the envelope to the sheriff of Macon County, Alabama in lieu of Nuckolls' absence.

August 3, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from [illegible] Dunn in Loachapoka, Alabama referring to payment on a note debt he's trying to recover. Envelope says Kyle v. Clemons.

August 21, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. R. Hull & Co. in Columbus, Georgia for debt collection on Webb & Bennett.

August 25, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from F. B. Gordon in Gordon Springs, Georgia referring to his payment of the "right hand ends" of those $100 bills and a $10 and a $5. Will send other ends after you acknowledge receipt.

August 27, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from James Wooten in Loachapoka, Alabama referring to collection of payment from court settlement against Thos. Gilpin.

August 31, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee from James Wooten in Loachapoka, Alabama referring to the Mssr. F & S not doing their duty and referring his work to Nuckolls in the future.

September 1, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Fitzpatrick & Starke in Troy, Alabama referring to a late payment and reasons why.

September 5, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from M.L. Pattersen in Columbus, Georgia in reference to issuing a summons on Russell County men, Pattersen v. Col. Williams & Co.

September 11, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] in Tuskegee, Alabama from Robert Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia on letterhead of Pemberton Nuckolls & Co, Wholesale and Retail Druggists, in reference to property owned and legitimacy of Dr. W.E. Allen and recovering unsettled debts.

September 11, 1857 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from Robert Nuckolls in Columbus, Georiga in reference to Dr. Allen and his debt to Robert Nuckolls. Robert also asks Tom to give a letter attached [not present] to Robert's father asking for money without telling anyone else, especially his mother.

September 14, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Dan. Cram in Talledega Springs, Alabama in reference to information for county maps that was previously requested but not received.

September 23, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from "your friend R.D [unclear]" in Moulton regarding the papers of Mr. Chilton and their lawyer circuit.

October 1, 1857 – Letter to son T. J. Nuckolls from his mother, L. H. Nuckolls, acknowledging receipt of past letter and giving social updates on family and friends' weddings. It includes a pressed flower.

October 11, 1857 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from N. A. Thornton asking Thomas to get proof of value of some land for Mr. Mennely, Executor. He speaks of the banks of South Carolina suspending , cotton only 10 or 11 cents, things looking gloomy.

October 12, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Robt. B. Kyle in Argyle Cottage telling of their visit to Rome, Georgia and the Shorters, a Miss Cowley and other family affairs.  Mollie adds a letter telling him about Miss C and to not forget his newly married sister.

October 16, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Nat. A. Nuckolls, his brother, in Columbus, Georgia in reference to the rumor that the Savannah banks have failed and that Charleston, South Carolina are also at risk. (see Oct 11 for same.)  He also speaks of a party at Wm. Ridel's [Redd] and coming to a "favorable understanding" with his girl.

October 16, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from J. Ennis & Co in Columbus, Georgia in reference to debt collection and the South Carolina banks suspension.

October 16, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Georgia from R. B. Kyle in Columbus, Georgia in reference to compliance of a favor and the rumors of the Savannah banks faltering, a party at Wm Redd's, the bank panic and no sales of cotton.

October 17, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father N. Nuckolls in Columbus giving financial advice and opinions about the banking concerns, the suspension of southern banks.

October 19, 1857 – Letter T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from M. Barringer in Columbus, Georgia stating when he will be in Tuskegee.

October 22, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from A. K. Ayer in Tuskegee about his debt from Mr. Dawson, hoping for a collection as he is "hard up for the money".

November 14, 1857 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama. Envelope addressed to Geo. B. Nuckolls in Tuskegee from Wm H. Way [unreadable] referring to a payment and balance due.

December 7, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Elmore & Yancey in Montgomery concerning a U.S. court business agreement, mentions notes of J.S. Pemberton on Mr. E. Allen.

December 10, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father in Shelbyville referring to the train wreck, his pork accounts, money owed him; mentions Columbus names of Semmes, Martin Crawford.  There is a letter to Louisiana on the back of Tom's letter.

December 12, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from L.G. Heard in Russell Co, Alabama asking Tom to send notes to him by January.

December 13, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father in Shelbyville concerning sending money to his bank and pork concerns.

December 15, 1857 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his father in Shelbyville telling of the mail delay due to the train accident and asks for a transfer of funds.  Still concerned about price of pork.

December 19, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from A. Battle in Tuskegee, Alabama in reference to debt and legal action to recover the payment due from Oliver H. Perry.

December 20, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Geo. E. Hall, clerk of U.S. Court in Mobile in reference to court dates and times when the circuit judge will be available for hearings and settlements in case of Pemberton, Nuckolls & Co. and Wm. Allen.

December 31, 1857 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Daniel Currie in Louisville, Alabama referring to debt collection concerning the college at Tuskegee.

Folder 2 – Correspondence 1858

January 13, 1848 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from W. F. Drummond in Montgomery Alabama, concerning inquiries into the family of a lady Nuckolls is interested in.

February 1, 1858 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama from Jos. H. Dupont in Quincy Florida, referring to a legal payment of McKee and King.

February 9, 1858 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls, Columbus from Wm. C. McIver in Tuskegee, Alabama concerning the estate of Rev. Eubanks, the college and a scholarship.

February 14, 1858 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from [Chunnynuggn ?] Alabama from James L. Powell giving information on the whereabouts of an overseer.

February 16, 1858 – Letter to "Dear Prussian" [Thomas Nuckolls] from "Bleeding Kansas" in Tuskegee, Alabama regarding a package that was sent, news of Tuskegee and some Valentines. (between friends)

March 6, 1858 – Letter to Friend Thomas Nuckolls from friend Moodie in Tuskegee, Macon Co, Alabama in response to a matter from Gus, the Fanin land deed, Rutherford, his Uncle George's involvement and of the death of Uncle Stephen.

March 8, 1858 – Letter to Dear Prussian [Thomas Nuckolls] from "Kanzar" of Tuskegee Macon Count, Alabama about Cox's land and the correct land record for the Fanin land.

March 22, 1858 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother, Nat. A. Nuckolls, about keeping Burias for a longer time at a liberal hire and other matters.

March 25, 1858 – Letter to "My dear Nuckolls" from John W. A. Sanford in Montgomery, Alabama, a friendly letter from a college friend concerning "the strange rumors afloat" about a fair Mississippian and his wanting to know the truth of said rumors, his own fond memories of a Miss Emily, brings up question of Georgia's reaction to Kansas' admission to the Union.  A very eloquent letter.

April 28, 1858 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Esq. from D. Thornton [Dozier] of Kings Hill referring to money owed by Denton. Also refers to Jon. M. Thornton and J.J. Thornton.

May, 12, 1858 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Nat. A. Nuckolls (Gus), "at home" about his corn, cotton and taxes. He wants his Harpers' Weekly sent to him.

June 28, 1858 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from N. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia telling him that the Executor of an estate wishes him to handle it and is worth $2000 to him, telling him to get back to Columbus to see the executors, advising him to take it.

July 20, 1858 – Letter addressed "Dear sir" from Geo. Miller, Clerk U.S. Courts at Mobile, Alabama about the case of Pemberton, Nuckolls & Co vs Mr.C. Allery .(defendant) with money due.  [penciled note added by unknown person later]

August 7, 1858 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from E.B. Breedlove, Secy. in Tuskegee Insurance office concerning an account of costs in the case of Pemberton Nuckolls & Company v. W.E. Allen.

October 7, 1858 – Letter to Dear Bro (Thomas Nuckolls) from his brother William in Penfield telling Tom about a suitable young lady for him if he hasn't made "an arrangement for marriage".  He says he has never written to Tom before and wants Tom's ambrotype to show her.

October 18, 1858 – Letter from addressed to Mr. M.N. Thorton [N. M. Thornton] from Aonoli Seale in Chunnenuggee, Alabama concerning buying/selling land, going to Texas, if sale concluded, and sending titles to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.

November 18, 1858 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from N.M. Thornton of Gadsen, Alabama, just back from Arkansas concerning a land sale from Capt. Seale.

December 7, 1858 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Edm. Cary in Chunnenuggee, Alabama referring to an estate note now due but held up by the sale of his cotton crop.

December 22, 1858 – Letter to "Dear Friend" (Thomas Nuckolls) from Moodie of Tuskegee, Alabama concerning a legal matter of Ennis & Co and telling of a town scandal.

December 23, 1858 – Letter to Col. Thos. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Nath. Macon Thornton in Gadsden, Alabama, referring to a bond for land sold.

Folder 3 : Correspondence 1859 complete but 2 missing

January 8, 1859 – Invoice to George B. Nuckolls for 4 pots whiskey for $3.00 from Bosoff Acee & Iverson. Second piece dated Jan 7, 1859 for Davy Nuckolls for 1 box cigars and 2 pieces of tobacco for $5.50. [a note initialed E.O.N. says "was Davy George's son?"]   [Processor's note of 1/22/2016 – according to 1850 census, David was son of George, age 21 living in Macon Co, AL.]

January 15, 1859 – Letter to George B. Nuckolls of Tuskegee, Montgomery County, Alabama, from John Fochmund stamped Westport, Ct. concerning the sale of 880 acres in Tallapoosa County, his fees, and matters pertaining to the sale.

January 20, 1859 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls from Geo. B. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama wanting T.J. to send him 8 to 10 hundred dollars of the Pemberton money through the Columbus bank, his return of the Funlowe estate was lost.  Note by T.J. that he sent on January 26, 1859 to G.B. a check of $800 on D.A. Carter of Columbus Bank.

January 29, 1859 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls from H. F. Drummond, Mobile, Alabama [processor's note – illegible]

February 9, 1859 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls from Uncle G.B. Nuckolls in Tuskegee, Alabama concerning the lost papers in the Funlowe Estate which were found, wanting him to bring out "that Pemberton money" with you, informs him that the trustees of the college will be having a meeting and will pay him 2,500 dollars.

June 19, 1859 [or 1854?] – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Pemberton Ellis in Oglethorpe concerning an account of Rbt. Nuckolls and Dr. Burton, responding to an inquiry about a book on church architecture and a church building.

July 11, 1859 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls from "your uncle", G.B.Nuckolls from Tuskegee, Alabama concerning the borrowing of $ 2000 by Mr. Perry at "the college".

July 18, 1859 – Letter to "Cousin Tom" Nuckolls from "your uncle", G.B Nuckolls, in Tuskegee, Alabama, regarding money which Mr. Penny wants to borrow.

July 30, 1859 – Letter to N.A. Nuckolls from N. Nuckolls telling of their trip to White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery County, Virginia to take the waters for their health. (note on back in pencil says he read it and sent it up for the girls to read – T.J.N)

September 8, 1859 – Letter to N. Nuckolls from Wm. A. Wade at Montgomery, White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, concerning the error in billing of T.J. Nuckolls to Mr. Nicholas' deposit.

September 23, 1859 – Letter Thos J. Nuckolls from [Wyman R.C.B. ?] of New York concerning a clothing order, saying that the embroidered velvet is out of date in New York.

October 12, 1859 – Letter to Thomas J Nuckolls Esq. from E.C. Grier, Macon, Georgia , an invitation to his wedding to Miss Dorsey.

October 24, 1859 – Letter to Thos J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Wyman & Co in New York about a pair of dress pants made for him that he doesn't like, a fashionable vest of black that he cannot return, and their opinion of his fashion sense.

December 20, 1859 – Letter to "Friend Nuckolls" [Thomas Nuckolls] from N. Moody in Greenfield referring to receipts of funds paid and whether he will stay up north.

[1859?] – Letter, no date, page torn and writing illegible

Folder 4 – Correspondence 1860

January 26, 1860 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J. K. Smith of Southern Era Office in Opelika, Alabama concerning the amount due for advertising an administrator's sale.

February 21, 1860 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Uncle Geo. B. Nuckolls of Minden, Louisiana asking about his debts to Kyle and a drug store and where he wants his payments sent.  He has twin boys, one of whom is so like Tom's father that he is called Uncle Nat.  He refers to some land his father needs to look at . [Processor's note – It appears that he is near New Orleans, with four boats running regularly to Minden.  Virginia Ellis goes to school in Minden and boards at the college.]

April 19, 1860 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls, Esq. from Uncle George B. Nuckolls referring to money that he owes Gen. Gunn, refers to an abusive letter supposedly written by Kitty and Mollie Nuckolls.

July 20, 1860 – Letter to "Dear Tom" (Thomas Nuckolls) from Nat. Macon Thornton in Gadsden, Alabama concerning business and a review of Tom's trip to Baltimore, the ladies and distinguished men he met.

November 18, 1860 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from R.B. Kyle (husband of his sister Mary Virginia, Mollie) asking of acknowledgement of a letter; transferring or selling railroad stock; his views on southern secession.  (Processor's note – transcribed as writing is almost illegible)

November 3, 1860 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from R.B. Kyle referring to a letter from Mollie and expenses.

Folder 5: Correspondence 1861

[Processor's note - Thomas Nuckolls is now Lt. Nuckolls of Company A of the 15th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, Col. Canty, stationed at Manassas, Virginia.]

January 17, 1861 – Telegram to T. J. Nuckolls from A.S. Rutherford asking "Have you 40 men.  Can't draw arms for a less number."

January 26, 1861 – Letter from mother who is very concerned about him.  A very motherly letter.  She described the family at home waiting to hear from him.  She mentioned "old Crittenden" who deserves to be shot for his loss of his men.  Tom was sent a box for comfort - cigars, whiskey and other articles.

January 31, 1861 – Power of attorney from J. Elbert Wells of Stratford, Conn appointing Benjamin Wells of Columbus, Georgia as his attorney.

May 2, 1861 – Letter to Miss Addella Nuckolls (sister) in Columbus, Georgia from Tom Nuckolls at Tybee Island, Georgia relating the arrival of their package to him, the rations furnished him and camp life, (tiny envelope)

May-July 1861 [processor's note – pencil dated] – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from sister Emma telling of a friend's father's death, urging him to write her a few lines, told of making 5 suits for his company and 22 neck comforters.  She asks if he will get a furlough.  Tells of colonels taking their wives to Virginia with them and hoping they will "have a nice time" and teasing him about his ladies.

June 3, 1861 – Letter to "Dear Wat" (Mr. Watkins Boules) Columbus Guards, 2nd Reg, Brunswick, Ga.) from friend Tho Nuckolls, Columbus, Georgia concerning the non-return of TN to the guards and Col. Semmes response.

June 21, 1861 – Letter addressed to Dear Sir from Julius A. Ferrill, Savannah about a box of camellias he sent, the Pulaski Guards, firing at the "Joseph Whitney", and asks "no one to read" this.

Aug. 9, 1861 – Letter to "Dear Pa" from W. Nuckolls at Manassas Junction.  He requests letters be sent to 15th Reg. Ala Vol (Col Canty) Richmond, Va.  He was on the extreme left of the army, under Johnson's command.  Talks about visiting a battlefield and being surprised at its' looks – the dead buried with a board at head bearing name.  The enemy was put in gullies.  Called it [Manassas or Bull Run] the most complete victory ever recorded.  Will send a piece of post where Gen Bee fell.  Bartow also fell close by.  Tom sent his watch home by Eli Shorter of Eufaula.  Told him to see about clothes for the company with Wm. Lowthers.  Added a p.s. that orders came to prepare 3 days rations but did not know "where our destiny is".

Aug. 19, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Mother, at home in Linwood, remarking on his last letter from Camp near Richmond.  She worries about him and his health.  The Ladies are starting a "Society of Ladies" in the neighborhood of Alexanders and Bentons to work for his company, especially making winter clothes.  She wants to know what they need, for "the wellness of dear soldiers and my children".  Truett is making up a cavalry company.  James Redd and Lady are going to Virginia where their sons are stationed.  The back of the letter is to son William.

August 26, 1861 – Letter from sister Laura Nuckolls telling of the letter received August 26 from Pagdand.

August 27, 1861 – Letter from Father [Nathaniel Nuckolls] responding to letter of the 26th; having overcoat made, shirts, blankets; includes news of home and sisters.  He mentions J. Redd again going to see his sons.  He is sending for buttons.

Aug. 31, 1861 – Letter from sister Emma Nuckolls at Linwood in Columbus, Georgia.  She mentions hearing from him for the first time, tells of her time at Chalybrate Springs as being the "belle of the season".  She tells all of her "handsome soldier brothers".

August or September, 1861 [date penciled in] – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Emma listing the contents of the box sent to him and Edds, and saying that boots hard to get.

September 2, 1861 – Letter of a mother's concern for her sons; "I would make haste to snatch you from the ...danger and wrap my arms of affection around you and hide you from such tumult and danger...my darling brave sons and their friends of the south".  She and Lizzie were making flannel drawers for the Canty Rifles.

September 7, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Laura in Columbus, Georgia telling him of a box sent to him of articles and neckties to distribute.  Parents are upset with Lowther and mother and sister attending funeral of George Thornton, Uncle Jonathan's son.  Cousin Charles Thornton was in Missouri under Mccullah and killed on a scouting expedition.  Sister Mollie and family expected to spend the winter at the plantation.  Nealie would come with them as Truitt is off to war.  Sister Lou is coming to spend some time with them.  The negroes sent messages to you.  Winston would like to take Edds place.

September 11, 1861 – Letter from mother telling Tom Nuckolls that his box has been sent for his company with 40 prs of drawers, 82 shirts, 15 prs socks, 12 handkerchiefs, 2 pr dark blankets.  She will do "anything she can for the Company...just tell me".

September 12, 1861 – Letter from father asking again why they haven't heard from Thomas Nuckolls.  Repeats the contents of the box being sent . He sent flannels to Mr. Truett and his cavalry company.  Kyle [his other son-in-law] remains at home.

September 12, 1861 – Letter from Emma at home in Linwood, Columbus, Georgia writing to both Tom [Nuckolls] and Bud and writes about "our friend", Mrs. Rankin, the benefit concerts, carding, spinning and knitting comforts [neck scarves].  She mentions a "nice young Col. of militia of a certain district".

September 18, 1861 – Letter to both Thomas and William Nuckolls, "My Darlin Sons", from Mother and sister Laura again chastising them for lack of letters.  Dr. says William has the measles. T hey are entertaining visitors to the Baptist association at the nearby church. Laura added a note at the end about the brother's illness.

September 20, 1861 – Letter to Tom [Nuckolls] from Father telling him of the letter of the 13th which told of brother's illness.  The overcoats are finally done and shipped.

September 25, 1861 – Letter from A.A. Lowther telling of sickness in his company, lack of tents and concern over the shipped box.

October 6, 1861 – Two letters from Mother with a short inset telling of Dozier Thornton's visit, recounting his "engagement in the Arkansas guerilla bands".  Truett has gone to Memphis as Capt. of his cavalry and Robert Thornton has gone with him as a private.

October 8, 1861 – Letter from Father to Tom Nuckolls. Father is very upset that Capt. Lowther had "broken the box and disappropriated the articles as he saw fit . I will ask his authority for this act".  He doesn't want to get his boys into any difficulty but Lowther has "committed a trespass and insult on my rights".  Little Dozier is visiting.  Shoes for William are not available.

October 8, 1861 – Letter from Nathaniel Nuckolls [father] to Capt. Lowther about his opening of Tom's box.

October 17, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Father tells him of little Dozier being home and being ready to copy out the agreement between him and Smith.  He wants it settled.  Tom's watch was received and put carefully away.  Uncle Samuel near Huntsville died.  P. Colquit is marrying Miss Hunt.  Cotton prices are low.

October 21, 1861 – Letter from Mother to both sons, Thomas and William Nuckolls, with a letter from Father on the back.  She tells of Sister Lou's baby being born dead.  Many prayers sent to her sons.  Tells of city marriages.  Tom wants another servant sent.  Tells him he needs to write to brother NA (Gus) about that.  Father is concerned about the servant.  Tells him to deal with Robert Lumpkin of Richmond and that Allen McGhee [McGehee] directed him.  Still asking about receiving coats.

November 4, 1861 – Letter from Father [Nathaniel Nuckolls] acknowledges receipt of 2 letters and money.  He has paid Tom's taxes using his Confederate notes.  He notes that prices are getting high and lists some prices for goods.  He mentions Little Dozier and Smith and concerns about their health and the weather.

November 10, 1861 – Letter from Father to Tom [Nuckolls] telling of brother William's death.  William was brought to Mr. Montcastle's house in Richmond, Virginia as he was "dangerously ill" with typhoid fever.  He died Monday November 8 at 11:10.  Father had received the dispatch Oct 31, Thursday and hastened to Richmond arriving on Saturday.  Father had been with him when he died.  They arrived back in Columbus on November 8 at 7 a.m. and he described the burial.  [Processor's note – Timeline: Wednesday, October 30, brought to Montcastle's house; Thursday, October 3, receives dispatch; November 2 at 8 p.m. Nathaniel Nuckolls arrived Richmond; November 8 William died; Sunday, November 10 the letter is written and postmarked Monday, November 11, 1861.]

November 24, 1861 – Letter from Mother to Tom [Nuckolls] is a lamentation about the death of William.  She wanted Thomas home and said he should have been in Richmond with Father.  Why didn't William go to Lowther's she asked.  Father was very sick since returning.  She told of the scarcity of suits, boots, flannel for the soldiers.  She said that "speculators will totally ruin our cause".  She calls this her "melancholy" letter.

December 1, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Sister Emma (in a black-edged mourning envelope).  She tried to write something cheerful, was looking forward to seeing him this winter, possibly Christmas, before he returned to his "noble work". She told of being "alarmed" at the success of the Federals at Port Royal and Ft. Sumpter.  They were observing a fast day.  Pa asked about his confederate tax.  She pled for him to write more often.

December 12, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Emma at Linwood, in Columbus, Georgia.  She mentioned Tom's promotion and that they were sending boots.  He had asked her to send a letter to Ginnie.  She gave more news of home.  The Ladies have made 5 to 6 hundred presents and expect to realize $400 for the tickets and of their Christmas traditions.

December 17, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Mother on black-edged mourning paper, telling of being in a sad gloom and of her overwhelming anxiety for her "lone child".  She dreamed that he had come home.  She wrote of having sent two boxes of winter underclothing for him and Edds and speaks about his troubles with his "boy Edds".

December 18, 1861 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Father again writing of box delivery problem, and a case involving L.O. Lewis, and another with Spear and A. Kirven.  He asked for instructions on managing his business.  Cotton prices were falling while flour and salt were rising.  Mentioned Tom's request for another negro and their not having had measles or other contagious diseases.

Dec. 25, 1861 – Letter from sister Adela L. N. telling Tom Nuckolls that it is Christmas Day but how sad it was from those that have passed.  Little Jennie, Mollie and Robert's child, had died.  She described the preparations and the Christmas tree prepared for the benefit of the soldiers.  Everyone had contributed small presents, all numbered to a corresponding ticket, selling for 50 cents each.  1,400 tickets were sold for $700 total.  She said to tell him that his man Edd will be given the finest suit of clothes if he'll bring Thom home safe.

Folder 6 – Correspondence 1862

January 4, 1862 – Letter to darling Emma Nuckolls from friend Jeanne L. Dickson in Augusta, Georgia thanking her for writing while ill.  She lamented again her father's death and told of receiving the obituary notice of her brother.  She had kept busy working for the soldiers and wants to send Tom a knitted hat.

January 6, 1862 – Letter from James Cantey, Col 15th Ala Regiment to the Commanding Officer of 5th Ala Regiment in regard to soldiers arrested for drunken disorder, who belonged to the 5th but attached to the 15th.  Colonel Cantey wanted to return them as soon as possible.

January 11, 1862 – Letter to bro Tom Nuckolls from sister Emma at Linwood in Columbus, Georgia first mentioning his cabin for the winter and using larger boxes from home to split up and use as shingles.  She mentioned his food, bed of straw, a cotton mattress they've made for him, problem of how to send it.  She tells of the children of the sisters sending him love.  She's disappointed about his not coming home because she wanted to return with him to visit Jennie.  She's sending her Tom's address. Sending him potatoes and anything else he may like.

January 20, 1862 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from sister Laura on the black-edged stationery apologizing for the delay in sending off a box of supplies.  She said that Truett is with Col. Forrest in Kentucky, and gave other news of home.  Remarked about Tom's cabin being ready for cold weather and the talk in town of his possible promotion.

January 27, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Father telling they had sent the box with the mattress, and commenting on Kentucky and Crittendon, his son-in-law Truett being quite ill, and Bob Kyle leaving for Gadsden.

February 4, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Jeannie Dickson in Augusta, Georgia on sending a cap to him and telling him to think of her when he wears it.

February 9, 1862 – Letter to tom Nuckolls from sister Adela in Columbus, Georgia.  She apologized for not writing sooner but family was anxious about Truett and Neally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Truett was sick with the fever, too sick to be moved to a safer place since they were expected to be attacked.  Finally heard that he was better and they were safe.  The mattress had been sent 2 or 3 weeks ago.  They would send a box every week if they knew he received them.  Sis Lizzie Ware had another baby boy.

February 12, 1862 – Letter to Bro Thom Nuckolls from sister Adela telling of Lt. Metcalf's visit and thought it was Tom. Mr. Fogle was leaving for Manassas that evening and offered to take anything in his trunk.  Not having time to prepare, family was sending bottles of cordial and wine.  The negroes send "many howdys to him and Edds."

March 11, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Mother at home, sitting out on the back colonnade near the water shelf.  She tells him that the letter asking for shirts, pants and medicine arrived and that she was having them made.  She spoke of him saying they were changing quarters but couldn't say where.  Truitt was at Ft. Donnelson and Cornelia was safe at home after she was almost killed in a railroad accident near Nashville, Tennessee.  Kyle would be leaving with his company soon. She said he ought to stay at home.  She questioned Canty's purposes and humanity.

April 13, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his mother telling of their relief to hear from him after a month's silence, mandated by his general.  His requested articles were ready to be sent if they knew where to send them.  She questions again why he hadn't come home when others seem to be able to.

April 23, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Emma telling of the length of time it takes for his mail to arrive home, the uncertainty of his station, brother Truett was in battle of Shiloh, brother Nat was actively working to make up a company, which the parents opposed.  Brother Jimmie wanted to go, too, but parents cannot bear the idea.  The town seemed stripped of the male population.  The girls were all spinning, weaving and sewing.  Emma was weaving soldier belts on a loom to match swordand knives that Pa has made for the service and sold in Montgomery.  Attached is a list of 51 names.

April 29, 1862 – Letter from T.J. Nuckolls to his mother about getting a horse from the plantation and explicit directions on getting it to him.

May 3, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls at Gordonsville, Virginia from sister Adella.  She was sitting on the front porch seeing things to remind her of him.  Brother Nat's cavalry company was being made and he would be the captain.  She told of sisters and their husbands, mentions the Ft. D fight with thrilling accounts.  The negroes want him to come home and can't understand why Mars left.

June 17, 1862 – Letter to cousin Thomas Nuckolls from F. D. Thornton in Columbus, Georgia told him he just learned that Maj. Lowther was returning to his regiment and that he had joined an Arkansas Regiment as lieutenant but breveted as QM.  Uncle Nuckolls was sitting on the piazza looking cheerful.  Nat had joined Bob Kyle's regiment.  He said that Columbus seemed a perfect government workshop. Uncle Nat Thornton up on the Tennessee River was unmolested as yet.

June 17, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from father in Columbus telling Tom that John would be sent to him in the care of Capt. Weams.  Stores were emptying and prices up.

June 25, 1862 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from mother at home.  The envelope was addressed to the 7th Brigade, General Ewell, Gordonsville, Virginia.  She told him again about her anxiety over him and that Nat was now in Chattanooga as quartermaster of a regiment.  R. Kyle had tried the army twice "but it is too much for him".  Jimmy was still at home.  She tells of others at home and in the city.  They have sent John Thornton to him, hoping he pleases.  She lamented Tom's not coming home.

July 16, 1862 – Letter to sister Emma from Tom at Camp Gordonville telling of an expected attack there.  He used borrowed paper, writing on a log outside of a schoolhouse.  They didn't know if they were headed to Maryland but Jackson's whole army was saying "onward to Maryland".  He didn't think much of Jackson and they had been under shelling. He talks of European powers intervening . He hoped for peace on honorable terms.  He was trying to send Edd home.

July 24, 1862 – Letters to Adjt. Thomas Nuckolls from mother and Emma on same paper.  She tells of family at home and of Kyle resigning his commission.  She was praying for him.  She left the letter for Emma to finish and Emma called it a "doleful letter' as usual.  The house had been full of his sisters and their families.  Mother spoke of Stonewall Jackson and mentioned that Emma told her that Tom might be able to get leave and come home this summer.

August 16, 1862 – Another double letter to Tom Nuckolls from Mother and Emma.  "My dear dear child", she wrote.  She again questioned his not coming home, why can he not be spared and prayed about his health and safety.  News of home includes Mary and family leaving for Gadsden, Kyle still trying to get released from service, Nat in Tennessee with his regiment, Truitt at home lame from a hurt at Corinth, Jimmie at the Mill making turned wooden canteens for the army contract, Laura weaving strappings for the canteens.  Emma writes of their longing to see him and that "somebody" is very impatient to see him.

September 1, 1862 – Letter addressed to "Dear Adjutant" [presumably Thomas J. Nuckolls] from G. N. Briggs who had been transferred to duty at the Academy Hospital, order sent to Gen. Ewell.  Asked him to tell Col. Canty.  Also asked for Sam to bring his valise and blanket.

October 21, 1862 – Letter to Adj. Thomas Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia written by E. Sheppard at Amulls Boarding house in Staunton, Virginia telling Tom that he was very poorly but that Tom's boy Ned and his horse were there.  The horse arrived in very bad shape but was now in care of Dr. Gray. Says the army was all quiet, as it was when Tom left.

November 20, 1862 – Letter to Adj. Thomas Nuckolls from Sheppard.

November 24, 1862 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls from Trentlen.

December 13, 1862 – Letter to Adj. Thomas Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from E. Sheppard at Camp Watts near Notasulga, Alabama, telling that his servant Ed was brought from Staunton to Columbus and included the expenses of doing so.  Asked him please to tell if he arrived safely. Asked of his health and if he was planning to return to the regt.  "Where is Col. Cantey?" he asks, "back in Va. Or resigned?"

1862 [?] – Pay Voucher -- Blank document of a pay voucher of the Confederate States of America.

Folder 7 – Correspondence 1863

January 6, 1863 – Letter from Capt. Wm C. Oats, in Richmond, Virgina, Commdg 15th Alabama Regt to Lt. Thos J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  Letter is dated Dec. 18, 1862 from camp near Fort Royal from J. Hatcher, Adjt, telling him that his resignation was received and approved and asking him if he wanted to sell his horse for $200.

January 19, 1863 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Frank Park from Camp near Port Royal, Va. containing the "state of things connected with the 15th Ala &7th Brigade" and of a trunk and blanket belonging to Thomas.

December 15, 1863 – Letter to Cousin Tom Nuckolls from Robert Nuckolls in Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana telling of his past years in that state, his service in the war spent on this side of the Mississippi in the medical department.  He was in Texas as conscript examining surgeon.  He mentioned the death of his father and David.  Spoke of ill treatment of work and pay from his father but was succeeding now in Louisiana.  The French language was used almost entirely.  He hadn't written to any family; they don't know where he is. Gives regards to friends, cousins and aunt and uncle.

December 18, 1863 – Letter to N Nuckolls from N A Nuckolls [Gus] asking him to pay Akers & Hooten for services.

Folder 8 – Correspondence 1865

February-April, 1865 – Unusual letter of "Late News, from your obedient servant, Late Curious News".  [Processor's note – Could this apparently nonsensical note be an encoded military message or a joke between two old friends?]

December 24, 1865 – Letter from N.A. Nuckolls, at home, to T .J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  Concerns items sold in the Pruitt [Truitt] estate to Ware and Nuckolls.

Folder 9 – Correspondence 1866

January 24, 1866 – Letter to Father from daughter L.C. Freeman , at home, addressed to N. Nuckolls in care of Bro Tom relating the price of negro/white labor, and satisfaction with her home.  She asked him if he "is gratified to know that at least one of his children is contented", talked about family pride, her laborers, her neighbors, her daily Iife (and an aside about Bro. Kyle).  She also mentioned Mr. Richardson.

January 25, 1866 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from Nealy (Cornelia) , at home, referring to estate business.  They set the date of February 18, Monday to sell land, told of the excitement of the prospect of petroleum being found and of property stolen from the farm.

January 25, 1866 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from Cornelia, at home, referring to the estate selling business, her father's disappointment in the sale, friends not wanting her not be cheated when selling the plantation which is in a state of ruin.

May 10, 1866 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from T. G. Holt in Union Springs telling him of a trade with Briggs Napier to sell a house to pay off his note due in December of 1867.

June 9, 1866 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from G. W. Freeman in Eufaula, Alabama thanking Tom for finding a suitable home in the country for Laura and himself.

August 2, 1866 – Letter to Wm. T. Nuckolls of Columbus, Georgia from Wm. S. Hopkins of Baltimore, Maryland about the settlement of an order of clothing made in 1861 by Hopkins.  The letter states that "knowing the South is destitute after the war", and a year has passed, he is sending the bill.  The bill is enclosed.  [Processor's note – William died in Nov. 1861 and the bill has passed to his brother Thomas to settle].

October 5, 1866 – Another letter requesting payment of William's Nuckolls bill from Baltimore.

November 1866 – Letter from Nathaniel Nuckolls from his daughter E. Ware stating that Mr. Ware is too sick to go to town to meet sis Lou and cannot let him have any money.  She is willing to take girl Juliet and will send Davis to get her as school is still two weeks out.

December 20, 1866 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from H. Hawkins, Eufaula, Alabama concerning the estate of Tichenor, debt to his father and an invitation to Tom and Sissy to visit during Christmas.

December 23, 1866 – Letter addressed to Father or Tom Nuckolls from brother N. A. Nuckolls, at home, concerning money he owed.  Perhaps brother-in-law could help but if not, maybe father could.  He was putting cotton in warehouse as "it's only at 25 cents".  His son Willie was sick and needed a doctor.

Folder 10 – Correspondence 1867

January 14, 1867 – Letter to father Nathaniel Nuckolls from G.W. Freeman, postmarked Rome, Georgia written from at home, asking for $600 from him as the purchases have exceeded the estimate.  Added she saw Nat Thornton.  The negroes they took with them were delighted with their new home. Spoke of Mr. Richardson.

February 4, 1867 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from G.W. Freeman, a brother-in-law, in Cherokee Co, Alabama, concerning land and a valuable plantation named Woods' Estate and his money troubles.  He expressed his delight with his negroes.  [Processor's note – There seems to be a page missing.]

February 17, 1867 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from brother N. A. Nuckolls, postmarked Union Springs, Alabama telling the status of the shipment of corn and meat that Tom sent.  Mentioned having Bedell to check on it. Said cotton is too low in price.  Mentioned Redd and the Coggins account.  Ordered 4 mules, needs to pay for them, and wanted 4 more plows from Ennis.

February 18, 1867 – Indenture Deed from John B. Coleman, Macon County, Alabama to Thomas Swift, dated Jan. 28,1865  [Processor's note – very faint and almost illegible.]

February 19, 1867 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls (whose office was over Ennis' Hardware Store) from brother N.A. Nuckolls, at home, asking Tom to get him 4 more plows and to send him the bill.

February 20, 1867 – Deed from Thomas Swift to Thas. J. Cox for property near Union Springs, Alabama.

February 26, 1867 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from brother N.A. Nuckolls, at home, postmarked Union Springs, Alabama referring to a letter that Tom wrote in return but neglected to tell him the prices he was looking for.  He should have paid Kyle $600.  Would send 5 or 6 bales of cotton this week.  Asked for $60 to buy seed corn.  Walker, his manager, will probably sue them over negroes' wages for last year.

April 22, 1867 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from brother N.A Nuckolls [Nate], at home, telling Tom that he charged meat to him from Abe Miles and will order more. He further informed him that J.L. Walker, his last manager, might sue him to pay the hirelings of last year.  Advice needed from Tom.

April 22, 1867 – Letter fragment from Columbus, Georgia to Hon. E.A. Rollins, Commissioner Int Rev in Washington about the question of cotton being liable to 2 taxes.  The letter is torn away at bottom.

June 26, 1867 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from T. J. Cox, brother-in-law, in Gadsden, Alabama written on "R.B. Kyle Dealer in General Merchandise" letterhead. He thanked Tom for sending money by boat.  Emma wrote of his coming to visit and could be her escort to Rome, Georgia.

July 1, 1867 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls from S. Huntington of the Court of Claims of Washington concerning the legality of taking an oath to support the constitution in 1856.

July 15, 1867 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls Esq from S. B. Law of the L. Haiman & Bro firm of Commission Merchants asking him and his father to call at his office on unspecified important business.

July 28, 1867 – Letter to the Hon. Thos. J. Nuckolls from Thos. B. Stubbs of the Attorney General's Office in Montgomery, Alabama thanking him first for sending a synopsis of Georgia law and further asking for court information, meeting date and time, in Columbus, Georgia.

August 18, 1867 – Letter to Mrs. L.H. Nuckolls (Louisiana) from N. Nuckolls in Gadsden, Alabama.  The letter, written in pencil, refers to a letter of Col. Hawkins, visits to Adelle, the Freemans, Thornton, the Kyles (Mollie delivered a 12 lb. boy), possibly buying/investing in a 900 acre farm for Emma, warned "show this to no one except Thomas and Jimmy", and to write what Jimmy intends to do.

Box 3

Folder 1 – Correspondence 1868

Jan. 7, 1868 – Letter to Pa (Nathaniel Nuckolls), from his son Jas. T. Nuckolls in Union Springs, Alabama telling him the mule arrived and he has not yet made a written contract with the negroes.  He told of confidential conversation with Mr. Alison about Mr. Grady's place.  Bob Ligon asked him about this as he is owed a lot of money.  He asked his father to look into this as they might be affected.  He also asked his father to tell Tom to send him $75 by express.  He told his father that getting started here was costing him much with little prospect of recovery.  He needed his father's advice and encouragement . Enclosed was a list of prices and expenses.

February 9, 1868 – Letter written to Sissy, Adella Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia by sister Nealia, at home in Leesburg, Alabama writing about a proposed monument to two soldiers, Bud and Mr. Truitt and lying under one monument if families willing.  She also offered best wishes to the bride and groom.  [Processor's note – Truitt was born March 25, 1832 and died August 11, 1866. I believe "Bud" to be William Thornton Nuckolls.
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February 22, 1868 – Receipt dated in Russell County, Alabama.  "Received of N. Nuckolls $6000 as legacy advanced by him to me, LA. Hawkins."

February 29, 1868 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from C. W. Hatch in Greensboro, Alabama asking for name of an attorney in Union Springs, Alabama.

March 4, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from H. Hawkins in Eufaula, Alabama replying to Tom's letter. Very short reply, no news, didn't put stamps in.  Penciled note at bottom says that the cotton didn't reach Liverpool until the advance and doesn't know what it sold for.

March 20, 1868 – [Processor's note – in first finding aid but letter not there as of November, 20016]

March 27, 1868 – Contract (copy) between Thomas J. Cox and Chas. W. Daugherill in Gadsden, Alabama for the site of a steam saw mill opposite Gadsden on the Coosa River and to furnish logs and furnish ½ of all lumber sawed to Cox.

April 3, 1868 – Receipt signed by Jas. T. Nuckolls in Union Springs, Alabama for $300 from N. Nuckolls.

May 20, 1868 -- Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama informing him that he has heard of the settlement with Sikes, and was taking "legal discharge" in full. Asked his to send the receipt.

June 26, 1868 – Letter to John Munn from John Fraser & Co concerning F. Bradley estate.

June 26, 1868 – Letter to Father (Nathaniel Nuckolls) from H. Hawkins telling him that he collected the money for house and left it at Young & Woods Bank.

June 28, 1868 – Letter dated Sunday evening 9 oclk in Indian Springs to "Dear son" T. J. Nuckolls from N Nuckolls telling of the stage ride with Emma, their health, staying at Colters, the McIntosh house (an inn built by Chief Macintosh), taking the waters and the weather.  [Processor's note – This letter was mis-dated June 28, 1869, but Nathaniel died in Sept.1868.]

July 1868 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from T.J. Cox talking about a land deal and prices and to let Tom have it for Emma.  Urged Nat to come visit.

July 29, 1868 – Letter to Dear children from Father, Nathaniel Nuckolls at Mr. Richardson's, Leesburg, Alabama telling of their travels via Atlanta, Kingston by train, Rome, Georgia boat to Leesburg, Alabama then a wagon to Cornelia's.  Cotton crops looked good.

August 5, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from Father N. Nuckolls at Cornelia's in Leesburg, Alabama, 9 p.m.  He is staying with daughter and started the letter with their health, his chills, and crops of cotton, wheat, corn.  He was about to go to Mrs. Freeman's [daughter] in the Rockaway, Gerogia if he can take the travel.  Freeman will take him to Uncle Nat T's [Thornton].  He had been using the special water for several days in hopes to feel better.

August 19, 1868 – Letter to son Tom Nuckolls from his father Nathaniel at Mr. Engle's, Gadsden, Alabama, telling him of being sick while in Gadsden, his cotton crop, buying a gin, a new buggy, being careful of putting up wet cotton.  [Processor's note – Nathaniel Nuckolls died 1 month after he wrote this letter.)

August 28, 1868 – Letter to Dear Pa (Nathaniel Nuckolls) in Columbus, Georgia from daughter Emma Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  She wrote concerning the mill matter, a breach of contract, and being sued for closing.  She knew he would "make it right".  All this was from an "innocent mistake".  Hope he gets better. A small paper in envelope mentions that if Tommie could have kept the mill going longer, they would have been all right.  She also needed a smoke house and fence.

August 29, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama again about the mill being built on property owned by N. Nuckolls and now stopped.  He wanted Tom to convince his father to transfer the deed to this property to Emma, his wife so that this issue would be settled.  Gossip calls him an underling.  He cannot enforce any contract in the interest of the plantation.  Please advise him as to this problem and the mill stoppage.

August 29, 1868 – Letter to "Father" Nathaniel Nuckolls from his son-in-law T. J. Cox explaining the mill problem and contracts in detail and the stopping of the mill.  He feared a criminal indictment against him.  He ask his father-in-law to let him know what to do.

August 31, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from R. B. Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama about the stone mill difficulty.  He told him that D. "will commence a suit against N. Nuckolls for damages".

September 8, 1868 – Letter to Father Nathaniel Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  The envelope notes that there was a copy of the mill contract and the letter says it is sending a copy of contract between Daughville and Cox.  He offered more details about the suit against him and his hopes for a compromise.  [Processor's note -- There contract was not present in the envelope.]

September 18, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Lou.  The envelope is addressed to Tom at the St. Nicholas Hotel in New York City.  She addressed their father's declining health and old Mr. Cox wanting money drawn out that was deposited with Tom.  Emma was with them and Jimmie would soon arrive.

September 18, 1868 – Telegram to T. J. Nuckolls demanding money be sent at once. Signatures illegible.

September 19, 1868 – Letter to brother Tom Nuckolls from sister Lou in Columbus, Georgia telling of their father's health and that Mr. Cox's son came to ask for his money.  She gave him Tom's address in New York.  Tom's absence was causing the Cox family inconvenience.

September 23, 1868 – Telegram to Thos. J. Nuckolls stating that Mr. Bradley is away and will inform him.

September 25, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama mentioning bro. Willie loaning him $1000 to be kept by Tom for farming operations, originally to be a wheat crop, but changed to a variety of crops.  He needed the money expressed to him and has asked repeatedly.

September 25, 1868 – Letter to Father Nathaniel Nuckolls from his son-in-law T.J.Cox asking permission to cut lumber for his fences, chicken house, etc.  He referred to the mill and problems there.  He told him that Laura had had a little girl.  On the back of letter is one from Emma ( E.O.C.) to Pa telling of her sick family.  Said that Tommie's requests were hers for a fence around her garden.  Asked Sissy for "ma's obituary" and if she had saved any hair.  [Processor's note – Louisiana Nuckolls had died on June 11, 1868.]  She again refers to "package from Tom".

October 3, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from R. B. Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama referring to the settlement of his father's estate, his frustrations in their suggestion.  [Processor'snote – Writing very hard to read.]

October 16, 1868 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Durham, Booth & Marsh in New Haven, CT informing him of the shipment of his Excelsior buggy.  The letter describes the carriage and harness features, style, and shipping.

November 1, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law R.B. Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama saying he would be in Columbus, Georgia to meet the executors of Nathaniel Nuckoll's will.

November 4, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Cornelia Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama referring to their father's will and perhaps, an unfair treatment of her.  She asked his opinion and for a copy of the will.  She pled her case of "toil, striving and pain".  She wants a decent burial place for her loved ones and questions the will in relation to her being cheated or unfairly treated because she has no children.

November 26, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T.J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama dropping a line to tell him of Emma and Willie, her son, good crops progressing well, other family members and a place for sale, Finleys, that might be a bargain.  He also sent thanks to Aunt Della for the candy.  [Processor's note – The tone of this letter is different from the usual ones.]

December 12, 1868 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Meadows & Frost & Co, Liverpool, England concerning the sale of cotton on the depressed cotton market.

December 16, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama telling him that the $1000 note to Berry for purchase of Emma's place is due and he could not pay it.  He needed a loan against their share of the estate.  Cotton was not good and the doctors' bills for Emma's "misfortune" are high.  There is a penciled letter from Emma on the back further urging Tom to settle the note for her.  She asks why he never writes of love affairs and asks if he were married and how is the new sister.

December 19, 1868 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from the Jno. Gill Shorter law office in Eufaula, Alabama concerning a payment to his father.

Folder 2 – Correspondence 1869

January 1, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox, his brother-in-law, in Gadsden, Alabama, going further into settling of the "Berry Note" owed by him for Emma's plantation. He asked for a loan of the money and to take a mortgage on the store.

January 30, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T. J. Cox talking about his yield of cotton, corn good, things going very well.  He planned on a "one horse crop" the next year.  He also hasn't paid the Berry note.

February 1, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from F. G. Holt in Montgomery, Alabama about a financial proposition involving railroad stock and cotton.

February 4, 1869 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls from Durham, Booth & Wooster in New Haven, CT including the invoice for the carriage being shipped.  They assured him that it was of the finest available.  Note on back of invoice from Thomas to a New York account to pay for carriage.

February 11, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from F. G. Holt in Montgomery about accepting the cotton as payment for mortgages due from pre- war debts.

February 15, 1869 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls from David T. Blakey in Montgomery, Alabama asking help in finding heirs to property.

February 16, 1869 – Two letters on one page, one from Thos J. Nuckolls to Nat. Hurt and the second to Nuckolls from Hiram Read.  The first tells of a debt from 1866 to his father N. Nuckolls, with Tom acting as Executor.  The second is their response to this explaining that Hurt is now in Opelika and has filed for bankruptcy and that he, Read, should have done so but couldn't afford the filing fee.  Says it is humiliating to him to admit his circumstances but he is sorry.

February 17, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama concerning a payment of a gold piece to their father that he wants accounted for.  He further stated that the mill case was settled; he lost his $200 and the lumber sawed but was now renting the land.

February 17, 1869 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Carrington & Co. in New York referring to an order and means of payment.  They also mentioned a genuine Russian leather work box, mountings richly fire-gilt.

March 3, 1869 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from sister Nealy in Leesburg, Alabama starts off by saying they don't write complimentary letters to each other, so she will "on to business".  Her health was poor and she was going to New York for 5 to 6 months for treatment.  Instead of mortgaging everything, she would like an advance from the estate of $1,000.  She doubted the others would object.  She would like Sissy's company north if possible.  She asked Tom to give kisses to sister Alice.  [Processor's note – Tom's wife].

March 31, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother N. A. Nuckolls telling him that an order for $500 on John King was enclosed.  He was attacked by chills and fever.  Willie was well and wild.  He was pleased with his wagon, except it rubs and wants a discount.

April 2, 1869 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls from Durham, Booth & Wooster asking about his draft on a New York bank and if a carriage ordered by [his brother] N. A. Nuckolls is to be paid for by Thomas.

April 9, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister E. O. Cox [Emma] in Eufaula, Alabama.  She told Tom how disappointed she is that he has not visited and that she plans to stay in Eufaula two months and to pay board.  She questioned Bro Nat's actions with the "little store".  She was again most concerned about money.  She asked him about his "little family".

April 12, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister Emma in Eufaula, Alabama, on torn paper, in which she mentioned her boarding bill again, sis Lou's lack of money and pleads for him to visit.

April 16, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama telling of Emma and her son Willie's safe arrival home and thanking them for their hospitality.  The farm was doing nicely, fields being readied for planting.  They would try to make a "comfortable living" and Emma will write on her business matters.

April 17, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls again from his sister Emma in Eufaula, Alabama asking for money, it was urgent and to send it in care of Col. Hawkins.  If he and Alice were coming to visit, she asked to please have Alice get some items for her from Columbus.

April 20, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister Cornelia in Leesburg, Alabama stating that her health had improved and she was no longer going to New York but questioned Tom's silence on her requests.  She questioned the tales told about her to Tom and asked he not believe them.  She asked for advice and about Capt. Truitt's remains [her 1st husband].  She mentioned wanting to visit but being told not to.  She desired they could all meet at the old homestead and work out their differences.  Renters are all white men this year, lots of cotton planted.  Advised him not to worry what others are saying.

April 30, 1869 – Letter to Durham, Booth & Wooster in New Haven, CT from Thos. J Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia about the arranged payments.  He liked the carriage and considered it the handsomest in the city with a few orders coming from it.  Brother Nat's carriage arrived but it was not Tom's concern for payment.  His brother has been ill but will attend to it.

May 19, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Emma O. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama telling him that they accept his offer in regard to the 2 stores.  Kyle was pleased with idea of selling to Col. Hawkins. Please send papers.

May 20, 1869 – Letter to Thos and Nat A. Nuckolls as executors of N. Nuckolls estate from R. B. Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama.  He objects for his wife Mary V. and holds them individually responsible for any damage or loss to her because they failed to invest or pay to Adella equal amounts owed the other females.

May 20, 1869 – Letter to Col R.B. Kyle from Wm. Cain and Sam. Echols was written in response to an inquiry that Kyle made about the value of Cox's and Freeman's land. Their response is that six thousand dollars for either would be a maximum price.

May 20, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from R. B. Kyle referring again to Adella's share of the estate and its investment.  He mentioned the land being valued by the two men above.  [Processor's note – These four pages are very hard to read. The more agitated he became, the worse his penmanship.]

June 3, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from R. B. Kyle again referring to the estate settlement and Adella's share.  He said he does not "desire to be considered unduly anxious to get my wife's interest in the estate in my hands".

June 8, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister E. O. Cox telling him of her arrival in Columbus by boat.  She said that the school's commencement was at the end of month and she urges Tom and Alice to attend.

June 13, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister E.O. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  She had returned from a pleasant visit "down country", tells him ignore Kyle's rants and to keep them informed of their "best interests".  She called Mollie's house a mansion and said that Nealy is under a doctor's care.  [Processor's note – this letter is very unclear and hard to read, the writing is very faint.]

July 1, 1869 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Durham, Booth & Wooster asking for draft on New York for amount of bill.

July 6, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister Emma responding to his letter about the two stores and the rent she will receive.  She questioned the word net rent, and taking advantage of a brother's power, a clash of individual interests.

July 13 and 14, 1869 – Two letters to Tom Nuckolls from Nealy Richardson and her husband J.T. R. in Leesburg, Alabama objecting to the wording on the papers of the undivided interest in the estate settlement, especially the mortgage papers.  She questioned how her heirs can get her land without a "squabble".  She makes "a more tolerable" suggestion.

July 15, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T. J. Cox informing him that he has been granted the right to open a new ferry to be ready by 1st Sept. going through the farm.  He was expecting a success.

July 22, 1869 – Receipt of Forbes Bradley for 32 bales of cotton consigned to E. P. Scott & Co. by South-Western Rail Road office, Columbus, Georgia sending to Savannah, Georgia and then by steamer to New York.

July 24, 1869 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls from Durham, Booth & Wooster, carriage makers, wanting their payment from Tom and his brother Nate.

July 26, 1869 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from E.P. Scott & Co of New York responding to Tom's note that they will sell his bales of cotton which is now at 34 cent for middlings grade.

July 28, 1869 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama asking about removing the lien from his wife's store and to have it placed upon real estate in Rome, Georgia and Gadsden, Alabama equating to the $ 6,000 value.  This included a brick store in Rome, Georgia and two unimproved lots in Gadsden, Alabama.  [Processor's note – J.R. Nowlin married Tom's sister Adella in 1869.]

July 29, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from E.P. Scott in New York about the bales of cotton, the price and expenses and asking whether to sell or hold.

August 13, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from E.P. Scott in New York about the 32 bales of cotton, price at 32 ½, waiting for instructions.

August 17, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from E.P. Scott in New York about the 32 bales of cotton, sold "today at 32 ½". Market is steady.

August 19, 1869 – Telegrams (3) to/from Tom Nuckolls and E.P. Scott and F. Bradley about the cotton sale.

August 28, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from E.P. Scott in New York telling him of the sale of Bradley's cotton for $4,999.23 and Tom's commission.

August 31, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister C.L. Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama proposing a division of her land for a mortgage.  Having had it surveyed, she hoped that Tom would accept her proposal. There is a sketch on back of letter.

September 2, 1969 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from brother N.A. Nuckolls in Union Springs, Alabama about a draft due on the bank, asking Tom to please send it to John King who would pay it.  He referred to a model that he left behind and asking Tom to please wrap it in osnaberg [sic for osnaburg] and send it express.

September 7, 1869 Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law T.J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama proposing to sell half of their land to Freeman and others.  They would keep the portion they now live on and farm.  Freeman wants an answer quickly.  Emma's letter is attached with her telling him of family travels and noting that he'd never been to visit them in Gadsden.  She further states what Cox had said about selling acreage at $10/acre cash, especially to George Freeman who wants to relocate his family there.  There is a drawing on the envelope which could be the land.

September 15, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T.J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama about the land sale proposal he wrote about earlier.  Freeman was waiting to hear.  He included a sketch of the land.

September 22, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister C.L. Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama who was very anxious to hear from him about the business proposal in her last letter of August 31th.  She said that he seemed to be treating her with indifference. S he is not as "thick headed" as others think of her.

September 28, 1869 – Interest statement of T. J. Nuckolls balances to 28 September, 1869 from Meadows & Frost & Co., Liverpool, England.

October 24, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls, "Dear Sir", from R.B. Kyle inquiring when he intended to sell the furniture of the homestead.  Emma suggested letting Adella have some furniture from the girls' rooms.  He wanted to be present when the property is sold.  Penciled sums on back.

October 26, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls as Executor, "Dear Sir", from R. B. Kyle referring to transferring money and household goods.  [Processor's note – writing very hard to read.]

November 2, 1869 – Letter to T.J. Nuckolls , Executor, "Dear Sir" from R. B. Kyle enclosing a "form of obligation" he proposed to give and asking again about selling the household goods.  Attached was his bond.  [Processor's note – very hard to read.]

November 13, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama, "in great haste Hack waiting at gate".  He again stated that he will take control of the farm for 1870, that he needed money and renting land doesn't work.  "Help Cassius or I sink".

November 19, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox restating what he said on November 13 about allowing Emma to sell the store and use the money on the farm.  He had hired Negro hands as needed. He saw that he couldn't take proper control of the farm without Executors permission, per the will.  He spoke of the ferry being ready in 2-3 weeks and the crops being bad.  He said he has "quit the glass".  Pled for a helping hand.

November 24, 1869 – Letter to Tom from R. J. Cox about the same sale of property, tells of dividing the crop of cotton and corn amongst the renters, cost of opening ferry, improved housing and fencing with the timber, telling of his expenses.  Says N. Nuckolls didn't leave them as much money to start farming as he did the others.  Called it the "ostracism of the will" and wants $2,500 for the store.

December 13, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law G. W. Freeman from Rome, Georgia on Berry & Co. letterhead telling Tom of his arrival with papers for the purchase o do in a timely manner.  He could forward them to Berry by express.

December 21, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister A.L Nowlin (Adella) in Gadsden, Alabama referring to purchase of furniture and for Tom to see to packing and sending of it, by same man as packed Kyle's furniture.  Pack crockery and clothes also and ship 1st week in January.

December 22, 1869 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Dear Bro, from Adella's husband J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama about money arrangements and payments for the furniture, store rental for John King in Columbus, his purchase of the store for $7.726.75 and asking him to see to the packing and shipping of the furniture to Rome, Georgia.

December 28, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister C. L. Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama telling her brother that she has been sick and hasn't attended to the papers, but they were satisfied with them and would send them by next boat. She also asked about Alice.

December 28, 1869 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Seals, Wood & Roquemore, Attorneys, in Eufaula, Alabama advising him of suits against J. T & A. H. Flewellen and advising him that he had better sue Hardaway at Opelika.

December 29, 1869 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from G. W. Freeman, brother-in-law, in Cherokee County, Alabama telling him that his package had arrived the night before but questioning the financial amounts owed/credited to Bro Nat.

Folder 3 – Correspondence 1870

January 14, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox, brother-in-law, in Gadsden, Alabama explaining why the deed has been sent but he wanted the money sent promptly for the store.  He asked for $1200/1250 for the property. Emma adds a PS to send bedding.

January 17 (?), 1870, Saturday morning – Letter to Thom Nuckolls from his sister Adella Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama.  The envelope was postmarked Jan. 17.  She wrote concerning the board bill that Adella is disputing, for living in their parents' house for $30/month.  She had consented at first, before her marriage, but was rethinking the bill.  She did live with them for 6 months and could have lived with another sister or brother for half this expense.  They were paying $15/month currently.

January 19, 1870 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls, Dear Sir, from his brother-in-law R. B. Kyle telling him that the receipt and mortgage would be at the office of Peabody & Brannon in the morning. He said to please be there with a check.

January 28, 1870 – Letter to Mr. Nuckolls from Corbally & Chalmers about the carpentry work on his home, adding dimensions and prices to total $ 820.

January 28, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama expressing his disappointment at not receiving an Express package from him. He had sent the deed for the store. He wanted to know the cause of the delay. He needed the money for the farm, food and supplies.

January 28, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden pleading for money from the store. He added comments about rent money and Emma's bills.

February 1, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin, sister Adella's husband, in Gadsden, Alabama acknowledging receipt of his letter, will accept proposition to refer differences of opinion to a male member of the family, Col. Hawkins, since his wife and Tom are at an impasse about her settlement and the amount of board to be paid, adding in wedding expenses that Tom claims.

February 5, 1870 – Letter to cousin Thomas Nuckolls from L.G. Hopkins in Enterprise, Miss concerning a coal [or gold?] claim in upper part of Georgia which his father had an interest in.  Tom's father told Hopkins that he had paid the tax for about 5 years and wants Tom's information on it.

February 11, 1870 – Letter to Tho Nuckolls from Tho. B. Cooper in Montgomery, Alabama requesting payment from him of $100 for services due to father's bequest to Cox and the farm.

February 12, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from R. B. Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama asking to have some stair rods and carpet shipped.  [Processor's note – hard to read.]

March 1, 1870 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Fraser Tenholm in Liverpool, England referring to the letter sent to them about F. Bradley's account and payment.

March 2, 1870 – Letter to T. J. N. from R. B. Kyle, on store letterhead, as Executor of estate and starts with Dear Sir and again addressed his propositions to Tom about the estate, a mortgage transfer and other matters.  [Processor's note – hard to read his writing.]

March 21, 1870 – Letter to Brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister E. O. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama referring to his lack of writing on their business accounts nor from Brother Nat with the Union Springs store.  She says husband will not see look to".  Tommie (her husband) had changed for better and not taken a drink since October and wouldn't go into debt as last year.  Crops look good and rents and maybe would get help from Cox's father, perhaps some land worth having near Huntsville, Alabama, 800 acres of timber.  They wanted to sell it for best price . She talks of store rents and asked about some missing items and some she wants him to sell. She questioned the amounts she owes.

March 23, 1870 – Letter to Thos. Nuckolls from J.R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama asking him to collect all rents due them and place at his disposal in the bank by April 4 and the same for Emma.  If he can't do this, then he would like an advancement to him of his wife's portion.  He mentioned Kyle getting the Internal Revenue collector to pay for legacy from N. Nuckolls. Nowlin inquires if he will get same.  Has Tom paid this tax before distribution?

April 11, 1870 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Rome, Georgia saying he was waiting for his reply daily that has not arrived, inquiring why tenants are behind in rents, wanting deed and insurance policy sent to him wanting to sell the property as soon as practical under provisions of the will. The envelope's return address is Nowlin & Maupin, Druggists, in Rome.

April 19, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his brother-in-law G. W. Freeman in Cherokee County, Alabama advising Tom of Col. Cooper's fees if he was to give advice in the "Trust Estate".  Cooper's note is enclosed and refers to brother Cox's ferry dispute.

May 3, 1870 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama thanking him for the expressed deed, policy, money, and saying that he could be in Columbus by the summer where they could "understand each other more readily".

May 16, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama in reference to returned account and the taxes due on the store.  He told Tom also that his sister Mrs. Richardson is quite sick and at Kyle's, Mrs. Freeman is there also.

May 17, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from H. Hawkins, brother-in-law , in Eufaula, Alabama asking as a special favor for a loan of $500 with 10% interest to be repaid by 1st October.

June 7, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama asking him to renew the insurance policy on his wife's store in Columbus, Georgia store and saying that he plans to be in Columbus in July.

June 14, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from H. Hawkins in Eufaula, Alabama referring to a Mr. [Devlin?] in regards to his position in the church.  He mentioned the executor's duty in the proper disbursing of funds, bro Nat's distributing, and doesn't want his opinion taken in an unfriendly manner.

July 1, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Aloabama.  He raised the question of allowing the E. A. & C. RR right of way access across Emma's place.  He asked his views and would abide his instructions.  The road will pass within 50 yards of their dwelling. Bob Hardaway is chief engineer.  He wants to sell Tom a portion of Emma's property.

July 4, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Henry Ware in Villula, Alabama concerning the sale, or not, of his 10 bales of cotton.

August 2, 1870 – Letter ( 7 pages) to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama concerning a business deal between them, Tom's resignation as agent and the appointment of Peabody & Brannon.  He asked for old deeds to the store as links in chain of titles and a contract between Tom and Della about the rental of the upstairs rooms made before her marriage.  He says he is not controlled by anyone and acts without prejudice or ill will. He asks him to come to Gadsden and settle these problems.

September 7, 1870 – Letter from firm of Hoblitzell & Hopkins, Attorneys in Baltimore, Maryland per R.D. Coe to W. T. Nuckolls concerning money due to Wm. S. Hopkins, for $55.50.

September 16, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J.R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama referring to a trade between them on Sept. 20, 1870.  There was also a letter to Emma from Incognito in Columbus referring to an article in the Columbus Daily Enquirer relative to her sister by Wm. Flewellen and asking why nothing has been published about the death of her parents and asking her to write obituary notices for both parents.  Weather in Cherokee in delightful just now, she says. She has passed by their old home.  This is from an "old friend".

September 27, 1870 – Letter from the firm of Seals, Wood & Roquemore , Attorneys, in Eufaula, Alabama to Thos. J. Nuckolls concerning notes due, especially J. T. Flewellen who asks for a delayed payment.

September 30, 1870 – Letter from F. M. Wood of the law firm of Seals, Wood & Roquemore in Eufaula, Alabama about notes and James T. Flewellen's request for an extension.

September 30, 1870 – Letter inside addressed to T. J. Nuckolls but outside to J. T. Nuckolls, from Meadows Frost & Co in Liverpool, England advising him of their being back in business after 6 years of loss in the cotton industry, and their conditions for advanced consignments of only middling cotton, not other qualities.

September 30, 1870 – Another letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Meadows, Frost & Co in Liverpool, England written on vellum but barely legible.  [Processor's note – It seems to be a copy of the previous letter.]

September (?), 1870 – Agreement between Corbaly & Chalmers and T. J. Nuckolls for the carpentry work in his house, specifically the dining room and kitchen for $899.

October 1, 1870 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama replying to a letter stating that he and Nowlin had not agreed to the trade since Nowlin seemed to want it all his own way.  Cox believed Nowlin is looking for property in Chattanooga, Tennessee or Rome, Georgia and his father has offered him interest in a drug store in Rome.  He asked if Tom was leaving the trade/purchase of store to him . He wanted more advice/clarification.  Adella and baby are up the river, Emma might come down next month.

October 6, 1870 – Note to Thos. J. Nuckolls from G.W. Hooper in Opelika, Alabama acknowledging his note regarding Hardaway and payment.

October 11, 1870 – Letter to Brother T. J. Nuckolls from Thomas J. Cox.  He was again asking about the store, seeking Tom's advice or willingness to be a partner with Emma, and if he had the consent of the trustees to sell a portion of the land.  He said he might be down next month or end of this one to miss the Fair.

October 21, 1870 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Meadows, Frost & Co in Liverpool, England with a report of the cotton market for the month. Market is steady.

October 21, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J.R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama postmarked the 25th, again referring to arrangements between Cox and himself, deferring to Tom, explaining that he was willing to sell Tom the store for $7,500 or would exchange with Cox for the upper part of his place.  He wanted the names of the parties who valued this land for his wife.

October 22, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T.J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama about the land and store.  He still disagreed with others about the value and would get opinions of his agents for the value.  He had hopes they would trade yet.  Nowlin wanted to keep land and store but can't afford both and Nathaniel Nuckolls will ordered the immediate reinvestment of funds.

November 3, 1870 – Letter again to Tom Nuckolls from T.J. Cox. After a meeting with Nowlin, both had conceded some points for the sale.  Cox said he will "govern myself according to your wishes, directions and advice."

November 5, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox.  He told Nuckolls that Nowlin and he are meeting to decide the lines, etc. and will inform him if anything definite occurs.

November 7, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin.  He was mainly asking about the settlement of last years' rents. He mentioned the trade/sale with Capt. Cox who is headed to Columbus.

November 8, 1870 (Election Day) – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox.  He related that Cox and Nowlin agreed to the boundary lines of the purchase.  Cox still insisted on ½ of whole tract.  Cox was keeping Nowlin "in the dark" about portions of timbered land.  He also thought that Nowlin was not very anxious about the trade but was acting in deference to his wife.  The Coxes will be in Columbus, via the Chattahoochee, by Friday.

November. 16, 1870 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from J.R. Nowlin. He told him that Adella is reluctant to part with the store at the price mentioned in exchange for the land.

November 26, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin. He stated that his agents say all the rent money has not been turned over to him and that Tom was in error and withholding funds.

November 30, 1870 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from G. W. Hooper in Opelika, Alabama.  He discussed a case and his need to know more of Georgia laws and asking where he can purchase the necessary law code books.

December 4, 1870 Monday evening – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T.J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He told of his arrival home via Montgomery, Calena and Jacksonville, the N & S Ala RR.  He also spoke of the store/land trade.

December 8, 1870 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from Seals, Wood & Roquemore, Attorneys in Eufaula, Alabama.  This referred to the Flewellen v. Hardaway case at Georgetown.  They stated that the Georgia Relief law was unconstitutional and advised accepting the terms offered if reasonable.

Dec. 10, 1870 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox. He was suggesting he would hold onto this land if he had the ability to farm it and were out of debt, and offered another suggestion for the store and land.  He said that "your father used to say that a residence ought never to induce the purchase of land."  Included in the letter is a bill from Berrys & Co, a grocer in Rome, Georgia, asking for payments due.

Folder 4 – Correspondence 1871

January 2, 1871 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin, brother-in-law, in Gadsden, Alabama.  He referred to the land trade between himself and Capt. Cox which he "supposes will be consummated".  A surveyor would be brought in to make the division. He had just returned from Virginia and the baby is cutting teeth.

January 3, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama . He again referred to agreement on the lines of the land.  Cox feels that Tom has unaccountable prejudices against him.  Land should be sold to N. because it is to Emma's interest.

January 24, 1871 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from William Smith in Talbot County.  He discussed the proper papers for transferring stock of G.W.R.R.

January 26, 1871 – Letter (12 pages) to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He informed Nuckolls that the survey had been made and sent to him to make the deeds.  Cox was pleased with the division, keeping the portion he wanted.  He suggested drawing up papers quickly as there are "certain parties disposed to interfere and break up the trade".  He asked him to place the lien on property, Nowlin offering his town lots as be most valuable.  He ended by telling of winding up his year and high crop prices.

January 31, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from brother N.A. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  He begged his brother to accept R.B. Kyle's proposition so he could go home.  If Tom denied it, it would widen the breach between him and Bob.  He asked him to accept the deal for sake of good feeling and Mollie.

February 1, 1871 – Letter to Captain Cox in Eufaula, Alabama visiting, from T. J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  Cox was visiting in Eufaula.  He told Nuckolls of the receipt of the plat survey and asked him to check the lines so a good map could be made.  Included was a short note from Emma saying that her husband Tommie had left Eufaula for Columbus.

February 8, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin in Gadsden, Alabama.  He said that he would be in Columbus to complete the trade and wanted no delay.  He also contested mortgaging property in value to the store.

March 1, 1871 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from Alto V. Lee, Attorney, in Clayton, Alabama . Lee asked about the prices and conditions of his library of books he has for sale.  He also had a case he wanted to place with an attorney in Columbus.

March 3, 1871 – Note to Thos. J. Nuckolls from M. B. Wellborn, Attorney, in Eufaula, Alabama.  He asked for a receipt on a note for $995 for G. Shorter.

March 3, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He questioned what had been done with the $5800 belonging to Emma.  He hoped to come to Columbus before long as it is desolate up there without his family.

April 5, 1871 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from R. M. wood in Eufaula, Alabama.  He informed him that he had just received the note of Flewellen case and would see him shortly.  He also said that he was sending notes from Jordan at Georgetown to be used in Opelika, Alabama.

April 12, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister Cornelia Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama. She told him of the signed receipt sent back to him for the $300 and to please express the sum to Rome, Georgia in care of Berry & Co.

April 25, 1871 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from J.R. Nowlin.  He thanked him for check for $18.75 and the plats of land.

April 25, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from E. O. Cox (his sister Emma), in Eufaula, Alabama.  She thanked him for the $100 he sent that she used to pay board and doctor's fees.  She laments her husband's unhappy state over Tom's handling of her estate with advise from friends in Gadsden, Alabama.  She mentions her unhappiness in life.  Her husband Tommie wants to build her a house and they inquire about money needed, about $1500.  She questions amounts of rents due her and from Nat also.

April 26, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox, Emma's husband, in Gadsden, Alabama.  He questioned what happened to Emma's $5,800 investment from the will, not questioning Tom's integrity but wanted to be treated with more consideration.  Called him "un-Christian-like" in the store deal and money he made on the trade, to overlook "indignities and insults" for the sake of family harmony.

May 14, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister Cornelia Richardson in Leesburg, Alabama.  She acknowledged receipt of $300, tells of weeks of wet weather and poor farming, mentioned that cotton is now a poor crop as it costs so much to pick.  They have bought property in Gadsden, Alabama and would like Lidell's corner if they could raise more money.  She asked if he would let them have any of the estate money by Christmas.  She regretted hearing that George Freeman lets liquor "get the upper hand".

June 7, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He asked Tom to read the enclosed article from the Atlanta Constitution and to let them hear from him.  [Processor's note – the article is not present.]

June 8, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He complained about Kyle's taking issue with a brick yard on Emma's land, explained the issue and told Tom to destroy this letter after reading.

July 26, 1871 – Letter to Cousin Tom Nuckolls from Cousin Geraldine Harper in Louisiana. She asked for news of the family and pictures, telling of her family and hard times, asking for music to be sent.

August 17, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He told of Kyle's denial of his statements and said that Nat said Bevans could not cure Emma as long as she cohabited with him.  No rain and poor crops.  Emma would go to New York and drink Chalybeate water.

August 21, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He told Tom of Dr. Bozeman's opinion of Dr. Pope which was very low, saying Pope's opinion was that Emma has syphilis.  She "laughed it to scorn".

September 1, 1871 – Letter to Thos. J. Nuckolls from J. R. Nowlin, brother-in-law, in Gadsden, Alabama.  He referred to papers enclosed on property that he had and about transferring a mortgage.  Maj. Kyle was anxious to have the mortgage transferred by 1st of month.

October 6, 1871 – Telegram to T. J. Nuckolls from his brother N.A. (Gus) Nuckolls in Huntsville, Alabama.  "I need the money, answer quick".

October 9, 1871 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from Jas. T. Nuckolls in Hatcheechubee, Alabama.  He referred to his trip to Union Springs and of needing $50 tonight by express.

October 16, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox in Gadsden, Alabama.  He spoke of Tom's coming to Gadsden or their coming to Columbus and bringing receipts for money paid out to offset last year's rent.

October 19, 1871 – Letter to T. J. Nuckolls from F. M. Wood, Attorney, in Eufaula, Alabama . He wrote regarding the case against Flewellen which resulted in a judgement for the defense under the Georgia "Relief Law".  He said it would make no difference as a recovery against them would be fruitless. He concluded by asking, "Should we charge $50 as a fee?"

October 22, 1871 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from T. J. Cox. He asked for a "careful perusal of this letter" after taking offense at a letter Tom wrote to Emma at Leesburg. He says he has not made any threats.  Mrs. Hawkins left there snubbed by her kin . She and Emma had a spat at Richardson's about trying to bring about a separation between Cox and Emma.  He would give it if she desires.  Some "little fellow" from Columbus was spreading rumors.  He shouldn't have let her go to Eufaula.  He says he had never done sister Lou any harm.  He told him to burn the letter after reading.

November 29, 1871 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls from John E. Glass in Marysville, Tennessee.  The letter was in reference to papers he left with him on Cochran and Baley.

Folder 5: Correspondence 1872- 1879

February 17, 1872 – Letter to Thomas J. Nuckolls, from Amon Bradley in Southington.  The letter concerned the receipt of $ 500 for Forbes Bradley and best wishes on their new baby.

June 20, 1872 – Deed of Conveyance to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Executor from Henry Ware.

June 20, 1872 – Mortgage Deed of Conveyance to Thos. J. Nuckolls in Russell County, Alabama from N.A. Nuckolls . [Processor's note – Thos. J Nuckolls is the executor of his father's estate with money being paid out to his brother Nathaniel A. Nuckolls.]

October 24, 1872 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister L.C. (Laura Carolina) Freeman in Leesburg, Alabma.  She listed articles proposed to be advanced to her.  She asked what they have named the boy and asked for a picture.  She has a handsome son Harry and a baby Laura Rosaline.  They have rented a house from Kyle in Gadsden, Alabama and will move down after Christmas.

November 9, 1872 – Letter to Dear Brother Tom Nuckolls from Sis Lou Hawkins in Eufaula, Alabama.  This letter concernseda promised payment not received.  Col Hawkins hasn't sold his hill place yet, has trouble making both ends meet at the College, had never been in such straits before.  Sallie arrived home safely from visiting Tom and Alice.

December 7, 1872 – Letter to Henry Stewart at Huntsville, Alabama, from V.A. Nuckolls.  She wrote of money due her. Tom Nuckolls has the note.  She enclosed this note in another to Tom mentioning again how hard up she is.

December 31, 1872 – Letter to Cousin Tom Nuckolls from V.A. Nuckolls in Huntsville, Alabama.  She thanked him for the cheque, of their plans for cotton crop and invited Tom to visit.

January 3, 1873 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from his sister, C. L. Richardson, in Gadsden, Alabama.  This was a sisterly letter informing him of family, sister Emma's problems et al.  It was signed "your true and affectionate sister".

March 1, 1873 – Letter from F. B. (Forbes Bradley) Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia.  It included a receipt from his mother Mrs. E.J. Nuckolls for $ 2,000 as part patrimony.

April 9, 1874 – Postcard to Tom Nuckolls from E. O. Nuckolls in Social Circle, Georgia.  It concerned money sent.  [Processor's note – this is from his sister Emma, now using her maiden name.]

April 28, 1874 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from E.O. Nuckolls in Social Circle, Georgia.  She asked for a P.O. order for same amount.

November 20, 1874 – Postcard to Thos. J. Nuckolls from Wm. Beach Hardware in Columbus, Georgia.  This informed him that Red lead has arrived.

April 14, 1875 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from Sister C.L. Richardson in Gadsden, Alabama.  This was a chastising letter concerning the unclean reputation of the family caused by him (?) for "filthy lucres sake", appropriating for himself and not his brothers and sisters, questioning the "reversionary lands from depreciating in value", to go in debt over sister Emma's property and her own poor health.

September 22, 1875 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from sister E.O. Nuckolls in Social Circle.  She asked about news from home, not hearing from him.  She told of Col. Colt who went to Colorado for mining, her plans to go "trading" in Atlanta and needing $40 by money order by Oct. 1.

November 13, 1875 – Letter to "My dear Cousin Thomas Nuckolls" in Columbus, Georgia from "your sincere cousin, Lachapelle Corbitt in LaPlace, Ala".  This concerned her visiting relatives in Columbus and staying a few days with them, wanting to meet all his relatives "out there", wants him to pick out a real nice beau for her.

December 27, 1875 – Letters to Tom Nuckolls and his wife Alice Bradley Nuckolls from Toms sister Emma Nuckolls in Social Circle, Georgia.  Tom's letter related to the sale of her farm home, her opposition to the selling of her home, repairs needed and referred to a boy in Germany.  The second letter, undated and folded in the other one was labeled for Mrs. Alice Nuckolls, addressed to "Dear Tally", and signed "Yours Tem".  It told of the Christmas dinner with Mollie, filling Will's boots with apples, candy, a pocket knife and a necktie.  She received a set of chessmen made by a friend.  An "old folks" party will be held for the widows and old maids.  She told of her poor health, mentioned her brother and Emma, Hattie and Fannie, Shelly.

June 6, 1876 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls from Sister E.O.N at Social Circle, Georgia.  This requested her P.O. for May, and said that she would be here till July.  She asked them to write.

October 2, 1877 – Postcard to Capt. T.J. Nuckolls in Columbus, Georgia from G.R. Glenn.  This referred to an investment payment.

October 16, 1877 – Postcard to Dear Brother Tom Nuckolls from sister E.O.N. in Gadsden, Alabama.  This told of her arrival in Gadsden, completing her arrangements and needing to hear from him.

February 7, 1878 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from his sister Laura C. Freeman in Gadsden, Alabama.  This referred to taxes paid on their 40 acres by a Mr. Davis, Mr. Kyle renewing the notes, and the sisters and brothers giving her factory goods for needed clothing.  She will enclose of list of needs and asked that he send the box via Nowlin.

February 23, 1878 – Postcard to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Dear Brother from sister E O Marable (Emma).  She said that she needed a P.O. from him badly.  [Processor's note – Emma was now married to her second husband, John E. Marable]

March 14, 1878 – Letter to Thomas Nuckolls in Columbus from Jas. [leatt?] in Social Circle, Georgia.  This referred to financial issues, bonds and therunning of N & S railroad by employing a good manager and build it to LaGrange. Wife is Mollie.

May 24, 1878 – Letter to Bro Tom Nuckolls from Sister Cornelia in Leesburg, Alabama.  She pled for Tom and Alice to visit this summer as they are now all settled in. come and enjoy the pure mountain air and Chalybreate water.

July 15, 1878 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls Columbus about some oil he had ordered.

July 17, 1878 – Postcard to Rollin Jefferson Esq, Columbus, Ga from the St. Louis Lead & Oil Co.  This was an advertisement for lead.

September 9, 1878 – Letter to Dear Brother Tom Nuckolls from Your sister, E.O. Marable (Emma) in Gadsden, Alabama.  She wrote concerning financial problems, renting out her vacant stores, problems with their farm, borrowing money, and asking advice from T.J. She says farmers here like Mr. Marable and want to stay in their cabins.  She believes John is a good farmer and could make a good living here.  Says town is full of summer visitors and refugees.

October 8. 1878 – Postcard to Thos J. Nuckolls from W.T Duncan, Huntsville, Alabama.  This concerned the purchase of some yarn socks at 45 cents/pair.

Jan. 1, 1879 – Promissory note, signed by A. Illges for $10,000. The subscribers were Peter [P]reer, $5,000; Thos. J. Nuckolls, $2,000; and W.L. Tillman & Co. $1,000.

February 24, 1879 – Postcard to Dear Brother T. J. Nuckolls from your sister E.O. Marable in Gadsden, Alabma.  She inquired after a box that he was to send and tax money.

June 24, 1879 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls, from sister E. A. Marable.  She asked about rental money, and said that her son Willie Cox was at Auburn, and needed money, and asked Tom to act on her requests about her property.

July 22, 1879 – Postcard to Tom Nuckolls from E. Marable (his sister Emma).  She lamented about needing money, her health, Willie needing money, and she needs a home.  It was also too hot for negroes to cook so she has to do it.

August 1, 1879 – Postcard to Tom Nuckolls from E. Marable.  She asked about investing her estate money in a house for them by November when their house goes to renters.  There was conflict again with Kyle over lumber.

August 11, 1879 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from his sister E. A. (Elizabeth Ann) Ware in Seal, Alabama.  This referenced the investment of the children's money, quoted a legal phrase about wards, putting Mollie's investment in Eagle and Phenix Savings bank.  She then listed the names of the children: Robert Archibald Ware, Elizabeth Alen Ware, Louis Cornelias T. Ware, minors; and Mrs. Mary Augusta Newman of Rochester N.Y. for whom she was acting as attorney.  She needs papers from the court quickly.

September 2, 1879 – Letter to Dear Brother Tom Nuckolls from his sister E.A. Ware in Seal, Alabama.  This concerned payment for copying a court paper and a problem with the mules.  She mentioned a letter from Mollie about her $500 and her investment for her children.

October 14, 1879 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls from A. Newman in Rochester , N. Y.  This asked if he can use $500 or more at 7%? We're all well, hope you are too.

November 17, 1879 – Postcard to T.J. Nuckolls from A.H. Newman in Rochester, N.Y.  He said he would a draft in a few days.

[Processor's note – Emma signs her correspondence with her maiden name of Emma Nuckolls again in 1874 and goes to live in Social Circle.  She married her second husband, John E. Marable on December 20th, 1877 in Russell County, Alabama.  The 1880 census has her living in Gadsden, Alabama with John 32, Emma 37 and Willie Cox 14, her son by her 1st husband, Thomas Cox.]

Box 4

Folder 1 – Baptist Church Principles of Government

Folder 2 – Cancelled Checks 1858, 1859, 1861

1858

January 7, 1858 for $100 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to self
January 7, 1858 for $ 52.70 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to J.S. Pemberton
March 27, 1858 for $300 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to N. Nuckolls
April 5, 1858 for $ 141 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to McKee & Roberts
May 20, 1858 for $ 314 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Nat. Macon Thornton
May 20, 1858 for $ 364.55 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Dozier Thornton
May 21, 1858 for $ 4 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to R.G. Mitchell, collector
July 14, 1858 for $160 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to R. Watson Deaton
July 14, 1858 for $ 90 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Thm. C. Willard
July 16, 1858 for $ 37.64 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to A. J. Brazelton
July 20, 1858 for $ 155.80 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Peyton H. Colquitt
October 4, 1858 for $ 394.23 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to H.C. McKee
October 25, 1858 for $ 356.12 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Hall, Moses & Co
October 26, 1858 for $ 484.37 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to McKee & Roberts
October 26, 1858 for $ 97.02 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to T. A. Brokaw & Co.
October 27, 1858 for $ 249.41 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to A. J. Robinson
November 11, 1858 for $ 272.50 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to Bryant-Duncan
November 19, 1858 for $ 100 on Merchants Bank, Augusta to self
November 29, 1858 for $ 13.50 on Mechanic Bank, Augusta to state and county tax
December 2, 1858 for $ 70.00 on Mechanics' Bank, Augusta to Wm. T. Nuckolls (brother)
December 3, 1858 for $20.00 on Mechanics' Bank, Augusta to Noah Woody
December 10, 1858 for $100 on Mechanics' Bank, Augusta to self

1859

January 1, 1859 for $202.53 on Merchant Bank, Augusta to Shepherd & Moss
May 25, 1859 for $2,700.00 on the Bank of the State of Georgia to T. G. Holt
July 15, 1859 for $1,000.00 on the Bank of the State of Georgia to Estes & Brother
August 3, 1859 for 4 2300.00 on the Bank of the State of Georgia to Jordan & Daniell

1861

March 21, 1861 for $25.00 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to Ellis & Quingston
March 22, 1861 for $203.85 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to Bozeman & Staupon for FDT
March 22, 1861 for $10.00 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to Bozeman & Staupon: FDT
April 24, 1861 for $1,500.00 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to Jas. T. Flewellen, TJN for N. Nuckolls
August 8, 1861 for $200.00 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to self
October 29, 1861 for $16.00 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to self (for coal) for N. Nuckolls
December 3, 1861 for $104. 68 on the Agency Bank State of Georgia to J.L. Howell T.C., TJN by N. Nuckolls

Folder 3 – Envelopes addressed to other family members

W.T. Nuckolls, M. Virginia Nuckolls, Geo. B. Nuckolls

Folder 4 – Envelopes addressed to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Columbus, Ga. postmarked Alabama

Folder 5 – Envelopes addressed to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Columbus postmarked Georgia, Florida, New York and Illinois

Folder 6 – Envelopes addressed to Thos. J. Nuckolls, Tuskegee, Alabama

Folder 7 – Packet of Itemized goods bought of James. A. Chapman, Dry Goods, 80 Broad St., Columbus, Georgia

Folder 8 – Packet of Receipts, T. J. Nuckolls agent, labelled February 1868

[Processor's note - This packet of receipts was wrapped in a glued paper wrapping with T.J. Nuckolls' label.]

November 30, 1867 – Payment received of Thos. J. Nuckolls for goods bought of Tyler Averett & Co.

February 3, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of E. Kurniker & Co from Dec to Febry.

February 6, 1868 – Payment received of Mrs. L. H. Nuckolls to Mrs. A.E. Thomas for sewing notions Jan 1868.

February 18, 1868 – Payment received of Nath Nuckolls to visit Mrs and daughter, Nov. 16, 1866 and May 5, 1867 by Billing Musan

February 20, 1868 – Payment received of J. T. Nuckolls for goods bought of Preer & Illges Jan. 14

February 24, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to B. F. Burnbridge for 2 black grey nosed horse mules, $315.

February 24, 1868 – Payment received of Jas. T. Nuckolls for goods bought of Wells, Curtis & Co in 1867, Oct to Dec.

February 24, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Wells Curtis & Co from Feb to Nov 1867, boots and shoes

February 26, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to B.F. Burnbridge for a large iron grey horse mule, $160.

February 28, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Preer & Illges, bacon, corn etc on Broad St.

Folder 9: Packet of receipts with Thos. J. Nuckolls agent, labelled vouchers Mar. 1868

This packet of receipts was wrapped in a glued paper wrapping, and so kept together.

February 14, 1868 – To N. Nuckolls from AW for repairs of pins and watch

March 1, 1868 – Payment received to N. Nuckolls for goods bought of J.H. Connor & Co, Jan, Feb

March 14, 1868 – Payment received of Jas. T. Nuckolls for N. Nuckolls for $200 for 1
brown mule by B.F. Burbridge, $200.

March 28, 1868 – Received of N. Nuckolls $27.40 for his convention tax for 1868.

Folder 10: Miscellaneous letters, etc.

Date unclear, 188_ from Palace Mills to T.J. Nuckolls
Calling cards / invitations issued to T. J. Nuckolls
Business card for Lewis & Fulleron, attorneys, Washington, D.C.
Card issued to Thomas J. Nuckolls for his industry, docility, attendance, etc.

Folder 11: Miscellaneous letters from the 20th century, 1916-1949

October 3, 1916 – Letter to Mrs. and Mrs. F. Bradley, Fort Mitchell, Alabama from a daughter Sadie or Sallie. This referred to the parents' home which had recently burned. It mentioned Aunt Emma and Aunt Fannie.

March 13, 1922 – Auburn Glee Club program

Sept. 26, 1924 – Obituary of Mrs. E. J. Nuckolls, nee Emma Jem Bradley 1846, daughter of Forbes Bradley and Ann Theresa Clarke, and widow of James Thornton Nuckolls.

October 2, 1924 – Certificate of birth for Mary Lee Nuckolls, daughter of James Thornton Nuckolls and Elizabeth Louise Day. She married Fred Schomberg and died in 2007.

October 31, 1929 – Verification of audit for F. Bradley Nuckolls from Livingston & Co, N.Y.

February 29, 1932 – Letter to Kathleen Mavoureen and Company from EM Jay, Jay EM Committee. This is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to a former citizen.

1932 – Letter to Cornelia dearest from "Miss Ruby". She said she would summer in Athens in the kindergarten without Cornelia, wishing her a happy summer in NY and with Granny.

July 11, 1932 – Letter to Miss Cornelia Day in Demopolis, Ala from Mrs. Paul Taylor (Nell) in Alice, Texas. She wrote about her visit to NY, her trip to Texas and described the ranch where she was staying.

October 12, 1932 – Letter to Mrs. A.J. Day in Columbus, Georgia from Mama in Hatchechubee, Alabama. Addressed to "Dear Marie", she asked for a ham from the fair, mentioned Uncle Marcus, John, Nela, Betty and Mrs. B.

December 23, 1932 – Letter to Belles Twain from Pastor John Dudley in Demopolis, Alabama. This concerned Belles Twain coming to sing.

July 8, 1941 – Postcard to Mrs. E.M. Wilson "Dear Doc", Ft. Mitchell, Alabama from Frank postmarked Atlanta. It mentioned Daddy, Aunt Sadie and Will.

August 15, 1941 – Post card Mrs. Alice B. Wilson ,"Dear Doc" in Fort Mitchell, Alabama from Frank, in Brevard, N.C.

March 12, 1944 – Letter addressed to Alice B. Wilson, Fort Mitchell, Alabama from Sergeant Claude S. Davis of the 356 Bomb Squadron (Army Air Force), Chatham Field, Georgia. He wrote about his flying, Sara and home.

October 22, 1948 – Letter addressed to Alice B. Wilson "Dearest Doc", Fort Mitchell, Alabama from Sally at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. It mentioned Aunt Rue.

January 13, 1949 – Envelope addressed to Mrs. J. T. Nuckolls, Columbus from Mrs. H.M. Martinson, Fountain City, Tenn. There are notes written on it.

Folder 12: Nathaniel Augustus Nuckolls, 1890s

Folder 13: Nathaniel Nuckolls (father) 1841-1869

These items were bundled and labeled by T.J. Nuckolls and left together, but arranged chronologically.

June 4, 1841 – Deed for land paid by Nathaniel Nuckolls to Daniel Mcdougald and Jonathan A. Hudson in Russell County, Alabama, west ½ of the NW ¼ of section 32 in township 16 of range 30.

July 29, 1842 – Indenture between Lucy Peabody of Conn. and Eleazar Lockwood of NY for land In Muscogee County purchased by Elbert Wells, Benjamin Wells being the attorney.

October 2, 1845 – Land certificate at Montgomery County, Ala to Nathaniel Nuckolls of Muscogee County for $200.25 for sw ½ of section # 31 in township 16 of range 30 east, 160 acres. A note says this is part of N.N.'s plantation.

January 16, 1847 – Indenture made in Muscogee County between Eleazar Lockwood of NY and Benjamin Wells for land in Columbus purchased by Elbert Wells.[ see # 2].
November 7, 1851 – Declaration for obtaining Bounty land by N. Nuckolls by having served in the war in 1836, drafted and served for three weeks.

November 10, 1853 – Deed from Bryant Cimcan, administrator to Alexander Robinson from Jonathan A. Hudson

July 20, 1858 – Letter from Geo Miller in Mobile, Alabama about the docket for the case of Pemberton, Nuckolls & Co.

September 17, 1858 – Letter from H. A. Howard in Tuskegee to "dear bro" in Columbus . Envelope attached is addressed to Nathaniel Nuckolls, Chairman of Building Comm. [Baptist Church].  Letter answers a question of church architecture firms.

September 8, 1859 – Letter from Wm. A. Wade in White Sulphur Springs, Montgomery County, Virginia to Mr. N. Nuckolls concerning a discrepancy in the hotel bill by son T.J.'s deposit.

January 24, 1861 – Promissory note to Benjamin Wells for money owed for lot 68 in Columbus.  Signature cut out but looks like N. Nuckolls.  There are 2 of these in different handwriting.

March 5, 1862 – Letter from Gustavus J. Orr in Oxford, Georgia to Mr. Nuckolls inquiring about his making shoe pegs and a machine to turn lasts. He would like samples sent to him as they are making 130 pairs of shoes per day.

January 28, 1865 – Indenture between J.B. Coleman, Macon County, Alabama and Thomas Swift  Very light writing and hard to read.

January 24, 1866 – Letter to Father from daughter C. L. at home in Columbus.   She told him that Mr. Richardson brought him his letter, lamented the lack of negroes to work. Says "What do you think of that dear Father? Are you not gratified to know that at least one of your children are contented?"  She is living well with help from neighbors, not much left of the place.  Cautions against brother [in-law] Kyle's statements.

August 18, 1867 – Letter from N. Nuckolls to Mrs. L.H. Nuckolls ("Dear Louisiana").  Letter tells of his travels and the family's well-being, new crops, birth of Mollie's baby, looking for home for Emma near Gadsden, waiting to hear from Jimmy.  Cautioned her to "show this to no one except Thomas and Jimmy".

May 4, 1869 – Deed of conveyance from Joseph MP Stovall to Nathaniel Nuckolls in Russell County.  James T. Nuckolls is added to deed.  Original deed is dated March 1866.

Undated. Envelope addressed to Nathaniel Nuckolls in Columbus from General Land Office.  Penciled on it are 2 notes: patent to N. Nuckolls and Nat Macon Thornton and patent to S ½ 10 17 28 NN + NMT.

Folder 14: Promissory notes to Mrs. Emma J. Bradley Nuckolls (Mrs. J. T. Nuckolls) 1901-1906

[Processor's note – James Thornton Nuckolls was born Nov. 24, 1843 and died at the plantation in Russell County, Alabama on October 14, 1910. He married Emma J. Bradley in 1866.]

January 25, 1901 – Promissory note to Mrs. J.T. Nuckolls for 1,000 pounds of middling cotton by October 1, 1903 for rent of 1903. Signed by Bob Thomas, his mark.

August 28, 1902 – Promissory note due October 1, 1903-1905 to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for 2,500 pounds of middling cotton for rent for 1903, signed by his mark, Joe [ Leiss].

October 1, 1903 – Promissory note due Oct. 1, 1903 to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for 1,000 pounds of middling cotton for rent for 1903, to keep up the premises, to not cut timber, signed by Moses Reese and witnessed by J.T. Nuckolls, Jr.

October 1, 1903 – Promissory note to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for 1,250 pounds of middling cotton for rent for 1903 on plantation signed by Ben Dixson, witnessed by F.B. Nuckolls (Forbes Bradley Nuckolls).

October 1, 1903 – Promissory note to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls, 1,200 pounds of middling cotton for rent for 1903, signed by Henry [Elias], witnessed by J.T. Nuckolls Jr.

October 1, 1903-1907 – Promissory note to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls, 4,250 pounds of middling cotton for rent payment for 1903-1907 signed by E.M. Tillman, witnessed by Mrs. Jim Nuckolls Jr.

October, 1903-4-5-6-7 – Promissory note to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for 1,250 pounds of middling cotton to be delivered to warehouse of W.C. Bradley in Columbus [Georgia] for rent for years 1903-1907, to keep up the farm, to not cut any timber, signed by their marks, Levi Fallio and Henry Thomas, witnessed by J.T. Nuckolls Jr.

December 19, 1904 – Promissory note for 1,000 pounds of middling cotton due October 1, 1905 to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for rent for 1905, signed by Wm. C. Chambers and witnessed by J.T. Nuckolls, Jr.

October 11, 1905 – Note of payment of cotton to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for rent payment, signed by Joe Elias, J.T. Nuckolls witness.

December 5, 1905 – Promissory note signed by Henry Carter, due October 1, 1906, witnessed by J.T. Nuckolls in Russell County, Alabama for 1,000 pounds of middling cotton to be placed in W.C. Bradley warehouse as rent for year to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls at the Bradley place.

December 7, 1905 – Payment promise dated Russell County, Alabama signed by Moses Reese to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls of 500 pounds of cotton from Bradley plantation.

October, 1906 – Promissory note due Oct 1906 to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for middling cotton for rent of 1906 of a part of her plantation known as the Bradley place, signed by his mark, Henry Golding, witnessed by Mrs. Jim Nuckolls.

October 1, 1906 – Promissory note from Isaac Franklin to Mrs. Emma J. Nuckolls for middling cotton to be delivered to warehouse of W.C. Bradley for rent for 1906-1908.

Folder 15: Slave documents 1847 and 1849

No date – Slave sale and transfer. On front of receipt it says, "Received of Joseph L. Moultrie $300 for sale of Amanda, 12 years from Hamlin C. Albony". On the back of the receipt it says, "Sale transfer from Joseph L. Moultrie to James W. Black on December 27, 1847.

October 24, 1842 – Claim for negro Amanda (originally dated October 31, 1842) from Montgomery on judgement for $348.50

Folder 16 – Vouchers 1865-1867

September-December, 1865 and February-March, 1866 – Itemized account of purchases bought of J. K. Redd & Co. by N. Nuckolls

March 1866-November, 1866 – Itemized account of goods bought of J. K. Redd & Co by N. Nuckolls totaling $1,9813.80

May-June 1866, February- June 1867 – Purchases by Mrs. Thomas Cox of J. Kyle & Co for domestic items

June-December, 1866-January, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of J. Kyle & Co and paid Feb 1868
May 1866, Feb 1867 and June 1867 – Payment received of Mrs. Thos. Cox for goods bought of J. Kyle & Co and paid in January 28, 1868

November-December, 1866, January-December, 1867 – Itemized accounts of purchases by N. Nuckolls of J. K. Redd & Co. for household and farming items

Folder 17: Vouchers 1867

January, 1867 – Contract between Nathaniel Nuckolls and Freedman/woman Henry and Francis Nuckolls for work, room, board, food, firewood and hay for 1 year.

April 22, 26, 1867 – Bill to Mr. Nuckels from Dr. T.J. Wood for house visits

October 1, 1867 – Promisary note to pay on April 1868 to deacons of Baptist Church in Columbus, $40.25. Signed N & Thos. J. Nuckolls

October 26, 1867 – Receipt for N. Nuckolls to D. Thornton for wagon repairs

October-December, 1867 – Purchases by J. T. Nuckolls from Preer & Illges of supplies, paid January 17, 1868

November23, 1867 – Received of T.J. Nuckolls for Jas. T. Nuckolls for 11 thousand shingles

November 23, 1867 – Received of Jas. T. Nuckolls order for 700 bricks from W. Abercrombie & Co.

January 2, 1868 – Receipt to N. Nuckolls from J.H. Connor & Co for foodstuffs purchased December 1867, 5th-18,11th -23rd

December 6, 1867 – For J.T. Nuckolls in Union Springs to J.M. Frazer for freight

December 28, 1867 – Insurance premium between N. Nuckolls and D.F. Willcox Insurance Agency on Georgia Home for Russell County, Alabama plantation

December, 1867 – Bill to Mr. Nuckolls from E. A. Taber for repairing brick work on December, 1867 (paid January 16, 1868)

December 31, 1867 – Bill to N. Nuckolls from G.A. Koehne Merchant Tailor and cutter for 1 beaver suit ordered November 16, 1867 (paid January 17, 1868)

Folder 18: Vouchers Jan./Feb 1868

January 1, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Carter & Flournoy, November 2 to December, 1867

January 1, 1868 – Payment received of Jas. Nuckolls for goods bought of Carter & Flournoy, December 1867

January, 1868 – rental of Post Office box for year by T. J. Nuckolls

January 1, 1868 – Received of N. Nuckolls for 1866-67 wages for W. Heavy ($40)

January 2, 1868 – Payment by James T. Nuckolls to G.S. Thomas for alpaca coat, pants and sack purchased in July, 1867

January 2, 1868 – Payment received of Mrs. Nuckolls for clothing and sewing items for Della bought of Mrs. A.E. Thomas from Nov- Jan, 1867

January 4, 1868 – Payment received of Nathaniel Nuckolls for goods bought of Booher, Fee & Co, stoves, pipes and lime

January 28, 1868 – Payment received of T.J. Nuckolls from D. P. & R. Ellis, Columbus for tobacco

January 18, 1868 – Payment received for Nov. 4, 1867 order of a beaver overcoat from S. Lowinger, Columbus by Nathaniel Nuckolls

February 20, 1868 – Receipt to T. J. Nuckolls from Thomas Gilbert, Columbus for 1 year contracts, January 8, 1868

Folder 19 – Vouchers April 1868

March 31, 1868 – Received payment from N. Nuckolls for January to March, 1868 purchases of J. Ennis & Co, dealers in Iron, Steel, Castings, etc.

April 2, 1868 – Payment received from N. Nuckolls for materials bought of J. A. Cody, Columbus

April 2, 1868 – Voucher for RR Express & Trans. Co received from Thomas J. Nuckolls one package sealed of three hundred dollars addressed to James T. Nuckolls, Union Springs, Alabama

April 2, 1868 – Received of Thom. J. Nuckolls for rent of office over store of J. Ennis (95-97 Broad)

April 7, 1868 – Payment received from Natl Nuckolls for goods bought of Robert Carter from January to March 1868

April 8, 1868 – Payment received for N. Nuckolls for foodstuffs bought of Preer & Illges, March and April, 1868

April 17, 1868 – Voucher for hay received and charged to N. Nuckolls by Jas. T. Nuckolls at Union Springs, Alabama

April 18, 1868 – Payment received for N. Nuckolls for materials bought of J. K. Redd & Co from January to March 2

April 25, 1868 – Receipt for a coffee pot bought March 4 from Moses, Crown & Co for 50 cents.

April 1868 – for post office box rental from April to July for T. J. Nuckolls (box # 109)

Folder 20: Voucher packet May 1868

May 1, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Acee, Stewart & Co, Men's Youth's & Boys' Clothing, Columbus

May 12, 1868 – Received of N. Nuckolls for Thom. J. Nuckolls, signed Jas. T. Nuckolls

May 18, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for Internal Revenue, United States, tax on income, carriages and plate to equal $147.48.

April 20, 1868 – Received from Tho. J. Nuckolls for package addressed to Col. Bowers in Tuskegee for the Southern Express Company

April 30, 1868 – Payment received for N. Nuckolls to J.H. Connor & Co for Mar/Apr goods bought

May 24, 1868 – Paid by T.J. Nuckolls and N. Nuckolls of voucher signed by Jas. T. Nuckolls telling them to pay Patrick Henry Freedman $100.

May 28, 1868 – Letter to Tom Nuckolls from Jas. T. Nuckolls requesting $75 to buy meal.

Folder 21 – Voucher packet June 1868

June 1, 1868 – Payment received for sewing, painting, washing by Mrs. Gresham for Miss Nuckolls

June 2, 1868 – Received from Thomas J. Nuckolls one package of $75 addressed to James T. Nuckolls by the RR Express Co.

June 10, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Joseph & Brother, Fancy Dry Goods, in April.

June 24, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to A. Gammit

June 26, 1868 – Payment received from Nathaniel Nuckolls to E. A. Ferber for service to Mrs. Nuckolls

June 27, 1868 – Received of N. Nuckolls for Thos. J. Nuckolls by Wm. Hevey

Folder 22: Voucher packet July 1868

July 1, 1868 – Promissory note to pay $40.25 to Deacons of Baptist Church, dated Oct. 1, 1867

July 1, 1868 – Payment received of T. J. Nuckolls for post office box rental July to Oct 1.

July 1, 1868 – Ppayment received for Nathaniel Nuckolls for goods bought of Rooney & Warner on June 12, an octagon case with stain, silver plated handles, name plate and engraving for $150.

July 4, 1868 – Payment for Jas. T. Nuckolls for goods bought of Robt. Carter from May 11 to June 20, 1868

July 4, 1868 – Payment received for Nathaniel Nuckolls for goods bought of Robt. Carter [druggist] from Apr 9 to June 30

July 8, 1868 – Payment received of N. A. Nuckolls for goods bought of E.G. Stewart & Bro. on June 15

July, 1868 – Payment received for Miss A. L. Nuckolls to Geo Phelps for dentistry in June

July 13, 1868 – Check made out on Mechanics Bank of Augusta at Columbus to Pound & Wilcox for $30, signed Thos. J. Nuckolls

July 22, 1868 – Payment received for James T. Nuckolls for goods bought of Wells, Curtis & Co., boots and shoes for shoes, brogans, etc. bought from Jan 31 to June 8

July 22, 1868 – Payment received of Nathaniel Nuckolls for goods bought of Wells, Curtis & Co, boots and shoes for purchases from Jan to July 4. [Most are for non-family members, probably plantation workers.]

July 27, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of Estes & Brother, hardware from Nov 1867 to June 19, 1868, some charged to T J. Nuckolls

Folder 23: Voucher packet labelled Thos J. Nuckolls agent for N. Nuckolls August 1868

Undated, but from 1868 – Reward of Merit presented to Thomas J. Nuckolls by W.C. Turner, Instructor. On back are numbers adding to 19.00.
August 1, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for goods bought of J.H. Connor & Co from May to July

August 13, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to A.E. Thomas, seamstress, for materials for daughter bought in July.

August 13, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to A. E. Thomas for sewing materials from Feb to June 30

August 14, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls to Tho Gilbert & Co for the July 12 funeral notice for Mrs. Nuckolls

Folder 24 – Voucher packet labelled Thos. J. Nuckolls agent of N. Nuckolls September1-November 16, 1868

August 21, 1867 to August 21, 1868 – Receipt for subscription to Daily for N. Nuckolls for $10, by Ragland & Wynne

March 25, 1868 – Payment received of N. Nuckolls for a soft hat bought of F. Landon, June 1, 1868

September 9, 1868 – Payment received from Miss A. L. Nuckolls for ½ doz lemons bought of J. G. Strupper

September 9, 1868 – Received of N. Nuckolls $345 tax for the support of the city for 1868.

Folder 25 – Voucher packet for James A. Chapman Dry Goods 1868

Folder 26 – Floppy disk of family docs and letters no date

Folder 27 – Undated correspondence

Folder 28 – Will of Nathaniel Nuckolls, downloaded and transcribed

Folder 29 – Nuckolls Family Reference material