Letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, booksellers and antiquaries
These papers include letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire.
5.50 linear metres (50 boxes)
Language of Materials
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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MSS. Eng. lett. b. 11-19; c. 354-372
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13263
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.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40490-517.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought by the Library in 1929 and 1975.
- Letters to John and John Bowyer Nichols, booksellers and antiquaries
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