Nickerson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mayo), 1830-1914
type Collector
dates 1830-1914
city Brewster
other citiesChicago, IL; Chatham, MA; Boston, MA; Appalachicola, FL; Brewster, Cape Cod, MA; New York, NY;
sex M
history Samuel Mayo Nickerson was an art collector and businessman who made his fortune in the distillery, railroad and banking industries.

Nickerson was a founder, vice president (1865-1867) and president of the First National bank (1867-1898). He was elected president of the Chicago City Horse Railway company in 1865 which later became the Chicago City Railway company.

Nickerson and his wife, nee Matilda Pinkham Crosby (1837-1912), collected jades, lacquers, porcelains, bronzes, oriental art objects, modern paintings, statuary, and engravings.

The Nickerson collection included work by, among others, F. C. Church, B. C. Koekkoek, N. Diaz, Bierstadt, G. N. Nicholson, L. R. Mignot, Hendrik Schaefels, Thomas Cole, E. Vedder, H. Lewis, Gustave Doré, Ceramano, F. H. De Hans, Jervis McEntee, A. H. Wyant, George Innes, Klombeck Verbeekhoven, Corot, F. Lamoriniere, P. T. Clays, David Johnson, Leon y Escosura, Bouguereau, W. Verschour, Adolf Schreyer, C. Hubner, E. Lewtze, David Neal, A. Spring, H. Merle, and Carl Mueke.

Much of the collection was given the the Chicago Art Institute in 1900.

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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Benjamin K. Smith papers relating to O'Brien Galleries, 1912-1941. see details...
Chicago History Museum
Research Center
Nickerson, Samuel M., portrait photograph [graphic]. see details...
Chicago History Museum
Research Center
Nickerson, Samuel M., portrait photograph [graphic]. see details...
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Stanton Avery Special Collections Dept.
Roland Crosby Nickersons Fieldstone Hall and Tawasentha Crosby mansion (Mss A 6217) see details...
Sturgis Library Archives
Sturgis Library
Priscilla Dean research notes on Fieldstone and "Tawasentha," the Crosby Mansion, [1997] see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...
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American Libraries
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Samuel M. Nickerson House, 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL see details...