Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at UT

Mary Costillo Nickolds Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0183

This collection consists of a typescript copy of Mary Costillo Nickolds's memoir, "Reminiscences of my Childhood and Youth." The memoir was written in September 1941, started on Nickolds’ 82nd birthday. In the memoir, Mary describes what it was like growing up as a child during the Civil War, taking care of her ailing parents, and her family life as a wife and mother.

Dates

  • 1941 September

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a typescript copy of Mary Costillo Nickolds's memoir, "Reminiscences of my Childhood and Youth."

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary L. Costillo Nickolds was born in the September of 1859, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Ellen (Doyle) and Michael Costillo. In 1873 and 1874, she attended St. Agnes Convent. After she graduated, she took care of her ailing father. In 1876, Mary met her future husband. The couple married on May 11, 1880 and had two children. Mary died in Walsenburg, Colorado, at the age of 88 in 1947.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Acquisition Note

This material was donated to Special Collections in 1953 by Mary L. Bennett.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480