Nathaniel Shober Siewers papers
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, photographs (unbound) and one bound volume.
- 1858 - 1965
- Siewers, Nathaniel Shober (Person)
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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.
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Language of Materials
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.
The collection is organized into one series arranged in chronological order, with one folder standing alone in no series. The series is:
Letters - Bound Volume
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.
5 items (including 1 volume, 1 photograph and some biographical material).
The collection was processed by Robert McInnis in 2010.
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 21st
- Siewers, John Daniel -- Correspondence
- Siewers, Nathaniel Shober
- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nathaniel Shober Siewers papers
- Robert A. McInnes
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