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Collection Number: 04061

Collection Title: Arthur Cleveland Nash Papers (#4061) 1756-1970

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Size About 1300 items (4.0 linear feet)
Abstract Arthur Cleveland Nash, born in Geneva, N.Y., in 1871, was architect at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C, and later in Washington, D.C. He died in Baltimore in 1969. The collection includes materials relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash's career as an architect and to Nash and related family history. Architectural papers, 1938-1956, include correspondence and other materials relating chiefly to University of North Carolina building projects. Nash family papers, 1859-1970 and undated, include correspondence and other documents relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash and to the activities of Nash family members. Tucker and Nash family papers, 1818-1831, include correspondence and other materials of Tucker and Nash family members. Among these are letters of Captain Joshua Nash about his travels in Germany and Italy, including one from poet Gabriele Rossetti, and letters of Paul Nash, Arthur Cleveland Nash's brother, discussing his career as a United States Consul in Siam, Italy, Hungary, and England. Many of the Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) family papers, 1756-1932, relate to Arthur Cleveland Nash's maternal grandfather, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, 1865-1896, or to Arthur Cleveland Coxe's father, Samuel Hanson Cox, and his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church of New York, 1833-1854. Other genealogical materials, 1853-1971 and undated, relate to the Cleveland, Coxe (Cox), Nash, Screven, Arnold, Sewall, Gindrat, Forman, Hanson, Tucker, Kent, Pendarvis, and Bedon families. Photographs include some relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash's architectural projects at the University of North Carolina and others that relate to family members, including photographs of people and places in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Creator Nash, Arthur Cleveland, 1871-1969.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Mrs. Edward E. Caldwell of Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1975. Additions received from Martha Caldwell of Chapel Hill, N.C., in December 2000 (Acc. 98804) and in February 2001 (Acc. 98849).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Arthur Cleveland Nash was born in Geneva, N.Y., in 1871. He attended Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Beaux Arts Institute in Paris. On 12 August 1914, he married Mary Screven Arnold. From 1922 until 1930, he served as architect of the University of North Carolina; he served as consulting architect until 1952. He subsequently moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked in architecture until his retirement in 1953. He died in Baltimore in 1969.

Arthur Cleveland Nash came from a prominent family, counting a number of accomplished men among his ancestors. Captain Joshua Nash II, merchant seaman and maritime agent for the Italian government in the 1840s, married Paulina Tucker, the daughter of Beza Tucker and Margaret Tucker, who married again and became Margaret Tucker Kent after Beza Tucker's death. Joshua and Paulina Tucker Nash's son, Francis Philip Nash, married Katherine Cleveland Coxe, daughter of Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Episcopal Bishop of Western New York. Francis Philip Nash and Katherine Cleveland Coxe had two sons: Paul Nash, who served in several United States consulates until his death in Budapest in 1913, and Arthur Cleveland Nash.

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The Arthur Cleveland Nash papers consists of materials relating to his career as an architect, particularly his work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., and to Nash and related family history.

Architectural papers, 1938-1956, include correspondence, designs, tracings, photographs, and other materials relating chiefly to University of North Carolina building projects, including Gerrard Hall, Hill Hall, Wilson Library, and Kenan Stadium.

Nash family papers, 1859-1970 and undated, include correspondence and other documents relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash and to the activities of Nash family members. Tucker and Nash family papers, 1818-1831, include correspondence and other materials relating to Tucker and Nash family members., including letters of Captain Joshua Nash about to his travels in Germany and Italy. Among these are letters from various Italian acquaintances, including one from poet Gabriele Rossetti. There are also letters of Paul Nash, Arthur Cleveland Nash's brother, that discuss his career as a United States Consul in Siam, Italy, Hungary, and England. Many of the Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) family papers, 1756-1932, relate to Arthur Cleveland Nash's maternal grandfather, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, who served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, 1865-1896, or to Arthur Cleveland Coxe's father, Samuel Hanson Cox, and his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church of New York, 1833-1854. Other genealogical materials, 1853-1971 and undated, relate to the Cleveland, Coxe (Cox), Nash, Screven, Arnold, Sewall, Gindrat, Forman, Hanson, Tucker, Kent, Pendarvis, and Bedon families. Photographs include some relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash's architectural projects at the University of North Carolina, and others that relate to members of the Nash, Coxe, Screven, Tucker, and Arnold families. Some photographs relate to Paul Nash's wedding to Baroness Margherita Maynori in 1905 and to his life as United States Consul in Venice, Italy. There are also pages from two albums, containing photographs of places and people in Chapel Hill, N.C., Washington, D.C., and Nantucket, Mass., mostly in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: by project.

Correspondence, designs, tracings, and photographs relating to building projects at the University of North Carolina , including Gerrard Hall, Hill Hall, Wilson Library, and Kenan Stadium. There are also some papers relating to Nash's appointment as university architect and to his retirement in 1953. Also included are medals he received during his studies at the Institute of Beaux Arts and a set of drafting tools (these items have been transferred to the North Carolina Collection Gallery).

Folder 1

Campus-Wide Architectural Plan, 1943-1948, 1956 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Gerrard Hall, 1938-1939 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Hill Hall, 1953 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Kenan Stadium, 1948-1949 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Lettering for University of North Carolina building names, 1939-1940 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 5

Folder 6

University of North Carolina Medical School columns, 1938 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 6

Folder 7

Wilson Library addition, 1944-1946 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 7

Folder 8

Appointment to University of North Carolina, 1945, 1955 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 8

Folder 9

Retirement and honorary degree, 1953-1954 #04061, Series: "1. University of North Carolina Architectural Papers, 1938-1956. " Folder 9

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: by type and then chronological.

Correspondence and other documents relating to Arthur Cleveland Nash and to Nash family members, including Nash's daughter, Katherine Nash Caldwell; his wife Mary Screven Arnold Nash; his father-in-law, Thomas Clay Arnold; and Harriet Wilmot Caldwell, Katherine Nash Caldwell's mother-in-law. These materials consist of letters about genealogy; receipts relating to retail transactions and tax payments involving Thomas Clay Arnold; certificates relating to the marriage and military service of Arthur Cleveland Nash; descriptions of paintings by Mary Screven Arnold Nash; and memorial writings on the deaths of Arthur Cleveland Nash and Edward Everett Caldwell. There are also a number of undated notebooks kept by Arthur Cleveland Nash; a book listing the members of the cavalry regiment in which Nash served; a book of writings relating to Fossenvue, a camp on Lake Seneca, N.Y., frequented by notables in late 19th century; and papers of Harriet Wilmot Caldwell, mostly letters to her about her approaching marriage to Wallace Everett Caldwell.

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1865-1930 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1931-1948 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Correspondence, 1950-1964 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 12

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1969, 1970 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 13-14

Folder 15

Correspondence, undated #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 15

Folder 16

Thomas Clay Arnold papers, 1859-1878, and undated #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 16

Folder 17

Thomas Clay Arnold passport, 1856 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 17

Folder 18-20

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Arthur Cleveland Nash family papers, 1905-1969 and undated #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 18-20

Folder 21

Fossenvue book, 1901 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 21

Folder 22

Regiment book, 1913 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 22

Folder 23-30

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Arthur Cleveland Nash notebooks, undated #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 23-30

Folder 31

Arthur Cleveland Nash address book, undated #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 31

Folder 32

Caldwell papers, 1914-1922 #04061, Series: "2. Nash Family Papers, 1859-1970 and undated. " Folder 32

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: by type and then chronological.

Correspondence and other materials relating to members of the Tucker family and to their Nash family relatives. Included are letters from Beza Tucker; Margaret Tucker, his wife (afterwards known as Margaret Tucker Kent); and their children, George W. Tucker and Paulina Tucker Nash. These letters discuss family matters and day to day activities in early 19th-century New York.

There is also correspondence between Tucker family members and Captain Joshua Nash II, Paulina Tucker Nash's husband, relating to Captain Nash's travels in Germany and Italy, and letters, in Italian, written to Captain Nash from various Italian acquaintances, including one from poet Gabriele Rossetti.

Finally, the collection contains letters written from Captain Nash to his son, Francis Philip Nash, and some from Francis Philip Nash to his son, Paul Nash. The correspondence between Joshua Nash and Francis Philip Nash deals with various aspects of Francis Philip Nash's schooling and his academic career at Hobart College. The correspondence between Francis Philip Nash and Paul Nash discusses daily activities of various members of the Nash family and briefly mentions the progress of Paul Nash's career as a United States Consul in Siam, Italy, Hungary, and England. There are also some letters to Paul Nash's mother, Katherine Cleveland Nash (formerly Coxe), from various government officials, most prominently Elihu Root, discussing the death of Paul Nash from pneumonia in Budapest in 1913.

Folder 33

Correspondence, 1818-1826 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 33

Folder 34

Correspondence, 1832-1838 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 34

Folder 35

Correspondence, 1840-1848 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 35

Folder 36

Correspondence, 1849-1850 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 36

Folder 37

Correspondence, 1851-1854 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 37

Folder 38

Correspondence, 1865-1867 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 38

Folder 39

Correspondence, 1879-1931 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 39

Folder 40

Correspondence, undated #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 40

Folder 41

Family papers, 1852-1931, and undated #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 41

Folder 42

Joshua Nash passport, 1838 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 42

Folder 43

Joshua Nash travel document, 1838 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 43

Folder 44

Joshua Nash passport, 1850 #04061, Series: "3. Tucker and Nash Family Papers, 1818-1831. " Folder 44

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: by type and then chronological.

Correspondence and other materials relating to members of the Cleveland and Coxe families, chiefly relating to the career of Arthur Cleveland Nash's maternal grandfather, Arthur Cleveland Coxe as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, 1865-1896. Letters discuss the Episcopal Church and Coxe and Cleveland genealogy. Included are letters addressed to Arthur Cleveland Coxe's father, Samuel Hanson Cox (Arthur Cleveland Coxe added the "e" to the family surname because he thought it more authentic).

Also included are printed copies of tracts by Arthur Cleveland Coxe and a collection his poetry; memorial writings on the deaths of Arthur Cleveland Coxe; a book containing a hand-written record of all marriages conducted by Samuel Hanson Cox between 1833 and 1854, a memorial for an nephew of Arthur Cleveland Coxe (also named Arthur Cleveland Coxe) who drowned in a boating mishap; a history of the First Presbyterian Church of New York, where Samuel Hanson Cox was pastor, 1835-1854; and Arthur Cleveland Coxe's bishop's cameo (transferred to the North Carolina Collection Gallery).

Folder 45

Correspondence, 1808-1814 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 45

Folder 46

Correspondence, 1837-1898 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 46

Folder 47

Coxe family papers, 1830-1896, and undated #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 47

Folder 48

Arthur Cleveland Coxe letter album, 1756-1762; 1832-1878 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 48

Folder 49

Samuel Hanson Cox wedding register, 1830 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 49

Folder 50

Arthur Coxe memorial, 1897 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 50

Folder 51

First Presbyterian Church history, 1922 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 51

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Folder 55

Arthur Cleveland Coxe writings, 1852-1884; 1932 #04061, Series: "4. Cleveland and Coxe (Cox) Family Papers, 1756-1932. " Folder 52-55

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: by family.

Genealogical materials compiled by Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Arthur Cleveland Nash, and Katherine Nash Caldwell. Included are genealogical charts and histories for a number of related families, among them the Cleveland, Coxe (Cox), Nash, Screven, Arnold, Sewall, Gindrat, Forman, Hanson, Tucker, Kent, Pendarvis, and Bedon families. There are also materials from Katherine Nash Caldwell's application to join the Colonial Dames of America, monographs tracing the genealogies of the Coxe and Nash families, and newspaper clippings containing information about various family members.

For additional correspondence about genealogy, see Series 2 and Series 4.

Folder 56

Nash family book, 1853 #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 56

Folder 57

Coxe family book, 1915 #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 57

Folder 58

Sewall genealogies, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 58

Folder 59-61

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Screven and Arnold genealogies, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 59-61

Folder 62-63

Folder 62

Folder 63

Cleveland genealogies, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 62-63

Folder 64-65

Folder 64

Folder 65

Tucker and Nash genealogies, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 64-65

Folder 66

Gindrat genealogy, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 66

Folder 67

Forman and Hanson genealogies, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 67

Folder 68

Pendarvis-Bedon family book, 1905 #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 68

Folder 69

Omnibus genealogy book, undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 69

Folder 70

Newspaper clippings, 1896-1971 and undated #04061, Series: "5. Other Genealogical Materials, 1853-1971 and undated. " Folder 70

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 6. Pictures, 1905-1969.

About 200 items.

Family photographs and pictures of Arthur Cleveland Nash's architectural projects at the University of North Carolina. Images from the University of North Carolina include pictures of the Carolina Inn, Venable Hall, Bingham Hall, Memorial Hall, Kenan Stadium and Field House, Playmakers Theater, and Wilson Library.

There are also photographs and other images of members of the Nash, Coxe, Screven, Tucker, and Arnold families. Some photographs relate to Paul Nash's wedding to Baroness Margherita Maynori in 1905 and to his life as United States Consul in Venice, Italy. Also included are pages from albums compiled by Katherine Nash Caldwell and Edward Everett Caldwell. These contain photographs of people and places in Chapel Hill, N.C., Washington, D.C., and Nantucket, Mass.

Folder 1-9/P-4061

Folder 1

Arthur Cleveland Nash architectural photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 1-9/P-4061

Folder 10-11/P-4061

Folder 10

Arthur Cleveland Nash family photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 10-11/P-4061

Folder 12/P-4061

Mary Screven Arnold Nash photographs of paintings #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 12/P-4061

Folder 13/P-4061

Edward Everett Caldwell photograph album pages #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 13/P-4061

Folder 14-15/P-4061

Folder 14

Katharine Nash Caldwell photograph album pages #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 14-15/P-4061

Folder 16/P-4061

Tucker family photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 16/P-4061

Folder 17/P-4061

Genealogical images #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 17/P-4061

Folder 18/P-4061

Screven family photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 18/P-4061

Folder 19-22/P-4061

Folder 19

Nash family photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 19-22/P-4061

Folder 23/P-4061

Cleveland and Coxe family photographs #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 23/P-4061

Folder 24-25/P-4061

Folder 24

Unidentified images #04061, Series: " 6. Pictures, 1905-1969. " Folder 24-25/P-4061

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Separated items include four medals, a set of drafting tools, a money clip, and a bishop's cameo, all transferred to the North Carolina Collection Gallery. Other separated items include about 200 photographs (P-4061), seven oversized photographs (OP-P-4061), and a diploma (OP-4061).

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