Papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers
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.
1.35 linear metres
Language of Materials
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
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.
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).
- Catalogue of papers and collections of the Nichols family, printers and publishers
- July 2002
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- Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation