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Travel journal of John Gough Nichols

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Dep. d. 897
Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises journals of four separate journeys:

(fols. 1-161) 'The North 1830', with (fols. 1-158 passim) many inserted topographical prints, 18th-19th cent., containing an account of his visit to stay with Robert Surtees in Mainsforth, during which he visited sites of historic interest in:

  1. (fols. 2-8, 138-47) Northamptonshire
  2. (fols. 8-18) Lincolnshire
  3. (fols. 18-43, 92-110) Yorkshire
  4. (fols. 43-7, 55-6, 58, 74-91) Durham
  5. (fols. 47-54) Northumberland
  6. (fols. 58-69) Scotland
  7. (fols. 110-15) Nottinghamshire
  8. (fols. 115-37) Leicestershire
  9. (fols. 148-60) Oxfordshire
  10. (fols. 160-1) Buckinghamshire
  11. (fol. 161) Bedfordshire

(fols. 164-72) 'Journey to Cheltenham 1832'

(fols. 176-9) '1833', visit to Oxford

(fols. 180-90) ' Leicester 1833'


  • Creation: 1830-3


195 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Dep. d. 897

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14888


Travel journal of John Gough Nichols.

Biographical / Historical

John Gough Nichols, born 22 May 1806, was the third of a line of literary printers (being eldest son of John Bowyer Nichols, 1779-1863, who was eldest son of John Nichols, 1745-1826): his second name was due to the circumstance that Richard Gough, the antiquary, was his godfather. He was one of the founders of the Camden Society, and joint editor of the Gentleman's Magazine 1828-51, and sole editor 1851-56, as well as author of many antiquarian books. He died 14 November 1873. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited, 2002.

Physical Facet

Binding: papered boards

Travel journal of John Gough Nichols
EAD version 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom