Simeon Moses Fox papers, 1890-1924 Rauner Manuscript MS-1358

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Simeon Moses Fox papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1358

Collection Dates:

1890-1924

Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box

Abstract:

Simeon Moses Fox (1841-1938), merchant. The collection contains letters, news clippings, and publications related to his uncle, physicist and Dartmouth College President Ernest Fox Nichols.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission required from Dartmouth College for publicationa and reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Simeon Moses Fox contain letters, news clippings, and publications related to his uncle, physicist and Dartmouth College President Ernest Fox Nichols. The letters and publications document Nichols' career as well as family life and financial issues while a student.

Biography

Simeon Moses Fox was born on August 28, 1841 in Lansingville, New York. Simeon attended Genesee College and enlisted in the Kansas 7th Cavalry as a Private in 1861. After the Civil War, he established the first bookstore in Manhattan, Kansas. In 1908, he completed his genealogical compilation of the first five generations of the descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord, MA. Fox died on March 6, 1938.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1889-1925

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Ernest Fox Nichols to Simeon Moses Fox, 1889-1891
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Ernest Fox Nichols to Simeon Moses Fox, 1894
  • Folder: 3, "The Pressure Due to Radiation," by E.F. Nichols and G.F. Hull (1902) photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Letter to Philip Fox re. Dartmouth Presidency, 1909
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth College Presidency Inauguration Booklets, 1909
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Letter of Resignation for Dartmouth Presidency with clipping from "The Dartmouth", 1915
  • Folder: 7, Clippings, 1915
  • Folder: 8, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Clipping and Inauguration Invitation, 1921
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Arthur Capper to Simeon Moses Fox, 1915; 1924
  • Folder: 10, Ernest Fox Nichols Obituaries, 1924
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Letters of condolence on the death of E.F. Nichols, 1924
  • Folder: 12, "Ernest Fox Nichols," by Philip Fox in "Astrophysical Journal", 1925
  • Folder: 13, Ernest Fox Nichols bio, undated

Finding Aids