Frank Nash papers, 1726-1965 (bulk 1900-1919).

Creator: Nash, Frank, 1855-1932.
Collection number: 539
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Abstract: Francis (Frank) Nash (1855-1932), son of the Reverend Frederick Kollock Nash (1813-1861) and Anne McLean Nash, was assistant attorney general of North Carolina, 1918-1931, and clerk of the State Supreme Court, 1931-1932. Legal, business, and personal correspondence, chiefly 1900-1919, of Frank Nash and members of his family. The papers, 1729-1859, consist of land grants, deeds, indentures, copies of wills, and correspondence of the Nash and Strudwick families of Hillsborough, N.C. Of special note are the letters of North Carolina federalists during the early 1800s. Also included are the personal letters of Frank Nash’s grandfather, Frederick Nash (1871-1858), who served as Superior Court judge, 1818-1826 and 1836-1844; as justice of the State Supreme Court, 1844-1852; and as chief justice of the Court, 1852-1858. Papers, 1859-1865, deal with events leading up to and during the Civil War. Following the war, papers are mainly legal and business records with scattered reference to state and national politics. There are also items relating to the Nash and Kollock School for girls in Hillsborough; the Good Roads Movement, 1911-1913; and the campaign for prohibition, 1915. Also present are 37 volumes that are account books; scrapbooks; legal notebooks; and notebooks of historical and biographical writings, including writings on North Carolina history and historical fiction by Frank Nash.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection