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Collection Level Description: Letters to Joseph Cradock and to J.B. Nichols

Reference: MSS. Eng. Lett. b. 33-4
Title: Letters to Joseph Cradock and to J.B. Nichols
Dates of Creation: 1760-1828
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Joseph Cradock and John Bowyer Nichols

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Cradock (1742-1826) was an author; John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863) was a printer, he acted as an executor for Cradock.

Scope and Content

Letters to Joseph Cradock (arranged alphabetically, G-M, N-S), 1760-1826; letters to Mrs. Cradock, 1811-15; and the correspondence of John Bowyer Nichols, mainly as Cradock's executor, 1826-8.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Sotheby's (Gough Nichols sale), 18 Nov. 1929, lot 150.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 17 Dec. 1979, lot 90.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

See also the papers of the Nichols Family, printers and publishers (MSS. Eng. b. 2071-7, c. 6165-6); and correspondence to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire (MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11-19; c. 354-72).

Publication Note

Many of the letters to Joseph Cradock are printed in volumes 1 and 4 of his Literary and miscellaneous memoirs (London: 1828).

Access Points

Authors | 18th century

Authors | 19th century

Cradock | Joseph | 1742-1826 | author

Nichols | John Bowyer | 1779-1863 | printer and antiquary

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