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Collection Level Description: Nicholson Papers

Reference: MSS. Eng. bibl. a. 1-4, b.1, c. 4, d. 7-8, e. 1; Eng. lang. c. 5-7, f. 1; Eng. misc. a. 4-5, b. 14-18, c. 54-64, c. 66-74, c. 76-85, d. 49-79, e. 56-73, f. 25-6, g. 7; Eng. poet. b. 2, c. 12-15, d. 21, e. 23, g. 1; Eng. th. e. 23; Gr. class. e. 97-8; Lat. misc. d. 35; Mus. c. 43-4, d. 147-8, g. 2-3; Top. Oxon. c. 179-82, d. 114-21, f. 32; Top. Scotland a. 2
Title: Nicholson Papers
Dates of Creation: 1818-1912
Extent: 134 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Ancient Greek, Latin, German, and Welsh

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Williams Byron Nicholson (1849-1912) was Bodley's Librarian, a poet, and a Celtic and Biblical scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of E.W.B. Nicholson, including papers relating to Edward Nicholson, father of E.W.B. Nicholson, and correspondence of E.W.B. Nicholson.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by E.W.B. Nicholson in 1912.

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Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 36056-191.

Access Points

Nicholson | Edward | fl 1835-1852

Nicholson | Edward Williams Byron | 1849-1912 | Bodley's Librarian, Poet, and Celtic and Biblical Scholar

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