John Nichols (1745-1826) and his son, John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863), were both printers and antiquaries, and were proprietors of the Gentleman's Magazine. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
These papers include letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire.
The papers were bought by the Library in 1929 and 1975.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40490-517.Related Units of Description
See also Papers of the Nichols Family, Printers and Publishers and Gough Nichols Manuscripts.
Nichols | John | 1745-1826 | Printer, Author, and Antiquary
Nichols | John Bowyer | 1779-1863 | Printer and Antiquary
Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.
Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.