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Accession 295

Inclusive Dates

1823,1830-1845,1886, 1954,1967-1970


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

750 pieces, .50 linear feet



Historical Note

Jean Hicklin Nichols was born on October 25, 1933 and is a longtime resident of Richburg in Chester County, South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

The Jean Hicklin Nichols Papers consist of family histories and family history charts relating to the Pressley, Poag, McFadden, McKenney, Elder, and Simpson families, together with a journal concerning shipping and toll-keeping on the Fishing Creek Canal in Chester County, papers relating to the history of the Chester County towns of Richburg, Lando, and Bascomville, and information on the Lancaster and Chester (L&C) Railway Company.

Additional Notes

The collection is entirely made up of photocopies.


Jean Hicklin Nichols deposited her collection with the Archives on 10 January 1980.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Jean Hicklin Nichols Collection - Accession 295

LC Subject Headings

Nichols, Jean Hicklin, 1933- --Archives; Nichols, Jean Hicklin, 1933- --Family; Presley family; Pogue family; McFadden family; McKenna family; Elder family; Simpson family; Shipping--South Carolina--Fishing Creek Reservoir; Tolls--South Carolina--Fishing Creek Reservoir; Railroads--South Carolina--Lancaster--History; Chester County (S.C.)--History; Richburg (S.C.)--History; Lando (S.C.)--History