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Papers and notes of Giles Barber relating to John Nourse (c.1705-1780), bookseller, 2003-2011 and n.d. [c.1990-2010]

MS. 9101/72

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  1. 'J[ohn] N[ourse] and major Continental writers, the authorities [?] etc.', including a photocopy of 'Resultat de la Conversation que j'ai eu avec M. Nourse, libraire et Imprimeur de Londres', a transcript of an interview with Nourse, [6 Jul 1765], n.d. [c.1990]
  2. 'J[ohn] N[ourse]: False imprints – or likely to be so', notes relating to Nourse imprints suspected to be false, clandestine trade, and watermarks, n.d. [c.1990-2010]
  3. 'O[xford] D[ictionary of] N[ational] B[iography] on John Nourse’s Contemporaries', notes taken by Barber, 2003
  4. 'J[ohn] N[ourse] relevant biographies from O[xford] D[ictionary of] N[ational] B[iography]', photocopies of entries relating to contemporaries and acquaintances of Nourse, 2008-2011
  5. 'J[ohn] N[ourse] Googling’, notes on internet searches relating to Nourse, 2009-2011
  6. 'J[ohn] N[ourse]’s Catalogues', copies of leaves from catalogues and related notes, [c.1765-1772], n.d. [c.2010]


  • 2003-2011 and n.d. [c.1990-2010]


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/72

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