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Letters to Joseph Cradock and to J.B. Nichols


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Letters to Joseph Cradock (arranged alphabetically, G-M, N-S), 1760-1826; letters to Mrs. Cradock, 1811-15; and the correspondence of John Bowyer Nichols, mainly as Cradock's executor, 1826-8.


  • 1760-1828


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. Lett. b. 33].
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MSS. Eng. Lett. b. 33-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12883

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Cradock (1742-1826) was an author; John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863) was a printer, he acted as an executor for Cradock.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

Sotheby's (Gough Nichols sale), 18 Nov. 1929, lot 150.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 17 Dec. 1979, lot 90.

Related Materials

See also the papers of the Nichols Family, printers and publishers (MSS. Eng. b. 2071-7, c. 6165-6); and correspondence to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire (MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11-19; c. 354-72).


  • Many of the letters to Joseph Cradock are printed in volumes 1 and 4 of his Literary and miscellaneous memoirs (London: 1828).
Letters to Joseph Cradock and to J.B. Nichols
Susan Thomas
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