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Nichols family letters, vol. I, 1816-1837

MS. Eng. c. 6165/3
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Mainly letters to John Bowyer Nichols, some to John Gough Nichols and other members of the family, with a few drafts and copies of letters from J.B. Nichols, many letters from his sisters, some letters and school exercises of children, and

  1. (fols. 244-350 passim) letters from J.G. Nichols, mainly to his father (J.B. Nichols), 1816-1837, including letters giving accounts of his travels and visits


  • Creation: 1816-1837


115 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 6165/3

Custodial History

Inscribed on front pastedown in an unidentified hand, and signed by J.B. Nichols 'This collection of letters to & from Mrs. Eliza Nichols is the property of my daughter Mary Ann Iliffe Nichols. B. Nichols. August 5th 1863'; the volume contains only a few letters to or from Mrs. Nichols, so the front board may have belonged to another volume. See MS. Eng. c. 6166 for the binding.

Separated Materials

The original binding is now MS. Eng. c. 6166.

Physical Facet

Binding: half red calf, marbled boards, boards and spine detached - binding now MS. Eng. c. 6166 (the tightly-bound contents dismantled to prevent further damage, 1997); labelled on spine 'Family letters chiefly addressed to I.B. Nichols. I. 1815[sic]-1837'

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom