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Niles Family Letters

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 29 Sep 2009

Biographical History

Nathaniel Niles, Jr. (1791-1869) was an American physician and diplomat. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he served as special diplomatic agent in Austria-Hungary and as chargé d’affaires to Sardinia. Massimo d'Azeglio (1798-1866), born in Turin, was an Italian Senator and served as Prime Minister of Sardinia (1849-1852). François Buloz (1803-1877) was a French magazine editor. Monsieur Férussac (1786-1836) was a French professor and naturalist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Niles Family Letters consists of correspondence among the members of a French family, one of whom was a doctor. Each letter is numbered, and each folder includes index cards numbered corresponding to the letters, with additional information about that letter. There are cards for most letters but not all.

Arrangement of the Collection

The letters were numbered at some point, and this numeric order has been retained. It is roughly, but not strictly, chronological.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Azeglio, Massimo d', 1798-1866.
Buloz, François, 1803-1877.
Férussac, André-Etienne-Just-Pascal-Joseph-François, d'Audebard, baron de, 1786-1836.
Niles family.
Niles, Nathaniel, Jr., 1791-1869.


Families -- France.
Physicians -- France.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Niles Family Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1965.

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Biographical material