- Call number
- MssCol 2248
- Physical description
- .21 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
- Biography of Robert Nichols, written by a female relative, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Biography of Robert Nichols of Brooklyn, New York, written by a female relative at an unknown date. Nichols was born in 1790 and died in 1862. He was identified with philanthropic and public service institutions of Brooklyn; active in the militia, serving in the War of 1812 and becoming a brigadier general in 1827; a founder of the Apprentices Library in 1823; a founder of the Brooklyn City Dispensary; vice president of the Brooklyn City Hospital from 1845 to 1849 and 1852 to 1862; and President of Brooklyn Gas Light Company from 1848 until an unspecified date. Binder's title is "Memoir."
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328