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Correspondence of bp. William Nicolson

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MS. Add. C. 217
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Correspondence of bp. William Nicolson, 1686-1716, in two parts:

(fol. 2) Copies by himself of his letters to various correspondents, 1689-1710, with a few later to 1716.

(fol. 53) Original letters to him from:

  1. (fol. 53) bp. Atterbury, one, Aug. 10, 1710;
  2. (fol. 55) dr. Edmund Gibson, five, 1690-1692;
  3. (fol. 65) single letters from dr. G. Hickes to E. Gibson, Apr. 24, 1691, a copy; from Henry Leigh, Nov. 1, 1700, from dr. J. Mill, Oct. 10, 1686, and from Ralph Thoresby, Sept. 18, 1700.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1686-1716


72 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 217, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 217

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19869


Correspondence of bp. William Nicolson, written in A.D. 1686-1716.

Biographical / Historical

William Nicolson (1655–1727) was the Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and an 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. V, no. 29427.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Percy sale, April 29, 1884 (lot 254) for £4.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Correspondence of bp. William Nicolson
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom