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Papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers

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Papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers, 1785-1854, comprising one volume of family letters, 1816-1837, and correspondence, papers and collections inserted into volumes entitled 'Family Records', compiled 1824-1854.

Dates

  • 1785-1854

Extent

1.35 Linear metres

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6165, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. b. 2071-2077, c. 6165-6166

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10716

Overview

Papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers, 1785-1854, including family correspondence, accounts, journals and antiquarian collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Nichols family (1760-1939) were prominent printers and publisers in the United Kingdom. They primarily printed and published books relating to local history and antiquarian scholarship. John Nichols (1745-1926) inherited the printing business from William Bowyer (d. 1777).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bonhams Knightsbridge, 5 Dec. 1995, lot 186; bought, with the help of Robin Myers, from Questor Rare Books, 1997.

Separated Materials

Included with the purchase were a copy of R.C. Nichols, Reviews of the late John Gough Nichols (Westminster, 1874) with a photograph of [J.B. Nichols] inserted at the back of the volume (pr. bk. - Vet. A7 e. 180), and a Nichols bookseller's catalogue, 1 Feb. -1 Aug. 1826, with some notes (pr. bk. - Vet. A6 d. 812).
Title
Catalogue of papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers
Status
Completed
Date
July 2002
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom