Stephen G. Nash papers, 1837 - 1859Manuscript MS-1291

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Stephen G. Nash papers, 1837 - 1859

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1291

Collection Dates:

1837 - 1859

Size of Collection:

1 box (.75 linear ft.)


Stephen G. Nash (1822-1894), lawyer and justice of the Suffolk County Superior Court. Dartmouth College Class of 1842. The collection contains a notebook, scrapbook and diaries.

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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.

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Stephen Gordon Nash contain a notebook, scrapbook and diaries. The diaries cover his years as a student at Dartmouth College and beyond, and contain information regarding the Psi Upsilon and Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternities. The scrapbook contains maps, postcards, clippings and memorabilia from Nash's trip to Europe in 1859, while the notebook contains compositions by Nash which he copied from a variety of loose manuscripts.


Stephen Gordon Nash was born on April 4, in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He graduated form Dartmouth College in 1842. While at Dartmouth he found the Tri-Kappa society with a classmate. After graduation he taught at New Hampton and Noyes Academy in Franklin, NH while studying law with George Nesmith. Nash was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts in 1846. In 1855, he was appointed justice of the Suffolk County Superior Court. He retired from the court in 1859, and returned to private practice. He spent the following year traveling in Europe. In 1872, Nash moved to Lynfield Center where he died on May 1, 1894.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1837-1859

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1837-1859

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Diary: Three distinct diaries bound togeter, 1837-1845
  • Folder: 2, Notebook: Compositions copied from loose leaves and flying scraps, 1844
  • Folder: 3, Scrapbook: Tour of Middle Europe, 1859

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