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Nichols family letters, vol. I, 1816-1837

MSS. Eng. c. 6165-6166

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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. 1-442 passim) letters from J.G. Nichols, mainly to his father (J.B. Nichols), 1816-1837, including letters giving accounts of his travels and visits to (fols. 79-104 passim) the North of England, 1830, (fols. 137-150) Cheltenham, 1832, and (fols. 366-379) Durham, 1836
  2. (fols. 452-475) additional Nichols items purchased from Questor Rare Books, including (fols. 456-475) schoolboy compositions by J.G. Nichols, Oct. 1818, mainly translations from Greek and Latin, formerly one sewn section
  3. (fols. 476-481) loose items, 1837-1841, removed from Family Records vol. XVII (1838-1840), MS. Eng. b. 2074, including (fol. 480) statement about the printing of Sepulchral monuments, n.d. (watermark 1852)


  • 1816-1837


480 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Eng. c. 6165-6166

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.

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
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom