Nichols, J. Howard, 1838-1905.

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China trader and textile company executive. Sent to China in 1857 by John L. Gardner and Company, Nichols remained in China until 1873, buying tea, cloth, straw hats, and other dry goods and shipping them back to the United States for resale. In 1876 he became treasurer of the Dwight Manufacturing Company. He also served as treasurer of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company and as president of the board of directors of the Lyman Mills and the Manchester Mills. His home was in Newton, Massachusetts and he had real estate holdings in Galveston, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri.

From the description of J. Howard Nichols papers, 1856-1905 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269597457

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referencedIn Dwight Manufacturing Company. Records, 1832-1927 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Nichols, J. Howard, 1838-1905. J. Howard Nichols papers, 1856-1905 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Augustine Heard & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson, 1831-1920. person
associatedWith Dwight Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, John Murray. person
associatedWith Freeman, Albert L. person
associatedWith Gardner, George Augustus, 1829-1916. person
associatedWith Gardner, John Lowell, d. 1898. person
associatedWith Great Falls Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Greene, Edwin Farnham. person
associatedWith John Middleton and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith John Russell, and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Alex R. person
associatedWith Middleton, John. person
associatedWith Munger, Theodore Thornton, 1830-1910. person
associatedWith Nichols family. family
associatedWith Nichols, Howard Gardner. person
associatedWith Nutting, David H. person
associatedWith Nutting, Mary E. person
associatedWith Olyphant and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Olyphant, R. M. person
associatedWith Sale, W. A. person
associatedWith Tait and Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kansas City (Mo.)
Galveston (Tex.)
United States
Alabama City (Ala.)
Boston (Mass.)
Cotton manufacture
Cotton trade
Export marketing
Real estate investment
Textile industry


Birth 1838

Death 1905

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