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A few letters, partly from John Gough Nichols' correspondence

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MS. Autogr. d. 5
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A few letters, partly from John Gough Nichols' correspondence (fols. 28-end are blank):

  1. Fol. 2. From dr. John Wilcocks about Spain, April 19, 1707, copied in 1777 by bp. Percy (?).
  2. Fol. 4. From Richard Gough to sir Henry Ellis, June 4, 1798.
  3. Fol. 6. From prof. Charles Daubeny, June 21, 1829.
  4. Fol. 8. From Hugh E. Strickland, Feb. 16, 1840.
  5. Fol. 10. Four from William Barnes, of Dorchester, 1845-9.
  6. Fol. 18. Two from the rev. John Webb, 1849-54.
  7. Fol. 22. From L. M. Thornton, April, 1855, with a poem.
  8. Fol. 26. From Hugh Welch Diamond (about 1845-50?).
  9. Fols. 60-1. Letter of T. B. Macaulay, 1847.
  10. Fols. 29-31. A signed photograph of don Carlos, duke of Madrid, dated 1895
  11. Fol. 53. an undated letter from William Hazlitt, marked as 'Bought at Sotheby's, July 20, 1903'
  12. Fol. 58. a note written in pencil on the back of a playing card by Peter Tillemans (d. 1734), with endorsement perhaps by Humphrey Owen, Bodley's Librarian


  • Creation: Written in 1777-1855


55 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Autogr. d. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19371


A few letters, partly from John Gough Nichols' correspondence

Biographical / Historical

John Gough Nichols (1806-1873) was a printer and antiquary.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32377b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fols. 1-59 were presented by S. G. Perceval, esq., on Dec. 1, 1896.

Fols. 60-62 were bought, R. Atkinson, cat. 78 (1928), 71.

Fols. 29-31 were presented by baroness de Malortie.

Fol. 53 was presented to the Library by miss L. I. Guiney, Jan. 12, 1914.

Fol. 58 was found in the Librarian's Upper Study in June 1882

Physical Facet

On paper


10 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.

A few letters, partly from John Gough Nichols' correspondence
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom