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Nathaniel Shober Siewers papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0011

Scope and Contents

Typescripts of 112 letters written to his parents in Salem, N.C., while Nathaniel Siewers was a student at Nazareth Hall, a Moravian boarding school in Pennsylvania (1858-60); a Confederate Army soldier in eastern North Carolina and Virginia (1863-65); a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania (1865-67); and a student and traveler in Europe (1867-69). Includes biographical material and photograph (unbound) and one bound volume.

Dates

  • 1858 - 1965

Creator

Physical Description

5 items (including 1 volume, 1 photograph and some biographical material).

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Nathaniel Shober Siewers was born in Winston-Salem in November, 1845. During his youth he attended the Boys' School at Salem and also had private tutors. When he was eighteen, he enlisted as a musician in a band organized at Salem and went to the war front with the First North Carolina Battalion of Sharp Shooters. He was with this command until the close of the war. After the war, he returned home and began working to become a physician. He entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania and after graduation, he spent two years in universities in Europe. Siewers then took up practice at Salem, and built up a large and successful practice not only in Salem, but over a wide stretch of surrounding country. Siewers was also one of the promoters and builders of the Roanoke & Southern Railroad, the second railroad to enter Winston-Salem, and he was also among the organizers of the Wachovia Loan & Trust Company. He was a member of the Provisional Elders Conference of the Southern Province of the Moravian Church and was a trustee of Salem Academy. Dr. Siewers married Eleanor Elizabeth de Sehweinitz and their children were Charles Shober, Agnes Gertrude, Ralph De Schweinitz, Walter Ledoux, Ruth Eleanor, Grace Louise and Pauline Hermann (died in early childhood). Dr. Siewer died on January 12, 1901.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Bound volume of typescripts of 112 letters written to his parents in Salem, N.C., while a student at Nazareth Hall, a Moravian boarding school in Pennsylvania (1858-60); a Confederate Army soldier in eastern North Carolina and Virginia (1863-65); a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania (1865-67); and a student and traveler in Europe (1867-69). Includes biographical material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, ca. 1971; copy of originals in possession of Mrs. Craig Gaskell at time of purchase.

Existence and Location of Originals

Copy of originals in possession of Mrs. Craig Gaskell at time of acquisition.

Physical Description

5 items (including 1 volume, 1 photograph and some biographical material).
Title
Nathaniel Shober Siewers papers
Status
Completed
Author
Robert A. McInnes
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated