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Collection Level Description: Nichols Correspondence

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11-19; c. 354-72
Title: Nichols Correspondence
Dates of Creation: 1742-1872
Extent: 25 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: John Nichols and John Bowyer Nichols

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

These papers include letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought by the Library in 1929 and 1975.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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.

Access Points

Nichols | John | 1745-1826 | Printer, Author, and Antiquary

Nichols | John Bowyer | 1779-1863 | Printer and Antiquary

Gentleman's Magazine

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