John Gough Nichols Manuscripts
Topographical manuscripts collected by John Gough Nichols, chiefly connected with Richard Gough.
- 17th-19th cent.
Language of Materials
English, Latin, and Greek
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. f. 12; Top. gen. c. 6].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. f. 12; Top. gen. c. 6-14, d. 1-4, e. 16-45, f. 31-32
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13258
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.
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. V, nos. 25510-25561.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were purchased in 1874.
- John Gough Nichols Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description