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Katherine M. Rickey papers

Identifier: c-00553

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Civil War letters of John (Jan) Nies, of the 2nd Michigan Calvary (most written in Dutch), three post-war letters, a "Record of Ancestry" of the Nies family, and an insurance policy for land owned by Katharine Rickey in King County, Washington.


  • 1861 - 1892


Language of Materials

English and Dutch.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

John Nies enlisted in Company D, 2nd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry as a bugler in 1861. He was born circa 1836.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 9 folders)

Custodial History

Gift of Estate of Katherine M. Rickey, 1992-01-26.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Katherine M. Rickey Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Martin
June 1993
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US