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Letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, booksellers and antiquaries

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These papers include letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire.

Dates

  • 1742-1872

Extent

5.50 Linear metres (50 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11-19; c. 354-372

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13263

Abstract

Letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, booksellers and antiquaries, c. 1770-1833

Biographical / Historical

John Nichols (1745-1826) and his son, John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863), were both printers and antiquaries, and were proprietors of the Gentleman's Magazine. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought by the Library in 1929 and 1975.

Related Materials

See also Papers of the Nichols Family, Printers and Publishers, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2071-2077, c. 6165-6166) and Gough Nichols Manuscripts, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. f. 12; Top. gen. c. 6-14, d. 1-4, e. 16-45, f. 31-32).
Title
Letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, booksellers and antiquaries
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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