Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 5 linear feet (12 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial documents, reports, organizational records, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter that document Nelson's career. Bulk of the collection is correspondence,1859-1930s, concerning his work in North Carolina after the Civil War, his positions at the Astor, Howard Memorial,Newberry, and Columbia College libraries, and his activities as a bibliographer, indexer and writer. Also, Nelson's papers from his years in New Bern, 1865-1876; Howard Memorial Library reports, 1889-1891; records, 1880s-1900s, of various organizations to which he belonged; writings including his history of Waltham, Mass.; and personal and miscellaneous materials.
Charles Alexander Nelson (1839-1933), librarian and bibliographer, was a Reconstruction administrator in New Bern, North Carolina, for a decade following the U.S. Civil War. He returned to the North in 1875 and worked until 1909 in various libraries. He published bibliographies, indexed books and organizational records, wrote articles, and was a founding member in 1876 of the American Library Association.
Controlled Access Terms
- Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933.
- Nelson family.
- Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae.
- Bibliography -- Societies, etc.
- Library administration -- United States.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- North Carolina.
- New Bern (N.C.) -- History.
- Southern States -- History -- 1865-1951.
- United States -- History -- 1865-1898.
- Waltham (Mass.) -- History.
Additional Creator Names
- Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
- Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933.
- Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.
- Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947.
- Koopman, Harry Lyman, 1860-1937.
- Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931.
- Saunders, Frederick, 1807-1902.
- Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944.
- American Library Association.
- Astor Library.
- Bibliographical Society of America.
- Columbia University. Library.
- Howard Memorial Library.
- New York Library Club.
- Newberry Library.
- Twilight Club (New York, N.Y.)
- United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.