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Miscellaneous letters and papers addressed to John Gough Nichols

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MS. Autogr. c. 1
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Miscellaneous letters and papers addressed to John Gough Nichols as editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, chiefly between 1845 and 1855, valuable rather as autographs than for their literary importance.

Additions: (fols. 681-732) Letters and papers sent to J. B. and J. G. Nichols, as editors of the Gentleman's Magazine, 1818-43.

There are about two hundred and twenty writers, of whom there is a full list and index in manuscript in the Library. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order of writers' names. Among them are:

  1. Akerman, John Yonge (two letters), 1845-9 (fol. 7).
  2. Bell, John, of Gateshead (four), 1849 (fol. 34).
  3. Birch, Samuel (two), 1845 (fol. 49).
  4. Botfield, Beriah (one), Jan. 25, 1855, with pedigree of the Botfield family from about 1200 by Joseph Morris (fol. 60).
  5. Cooper, Charles Henry, of Cambridge (one), July 11, 1845 (fol. 139)
  6. Gresley, rev. John Morewood (two), 1851 (fol. 217).
  7. Madden, Sir Frederick (two), 1842-5 (fol. 334).
  8. Nichols, John Gough (three letters from, not to, him), 1852-5 (fol. 380).
  9. Ormerod, George (four), 1849-54 (fol. 389).
  10. Repton, John Adey (three), 1848-9 (fol. 442).
  11. Watts, Thomas, of the British Museum (one), Jan. 30, 1852 (fol. 579).
  12. Way, Albert (fifteen), 1847-54 (fol. 580).


  • Creation: Written chiefly in A.D. 1845-1855


679 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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

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MS. Autogr. c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20344


Miscellaneous letters and papers addressed to John Gough Nichols

Biographical / Historical

John Gough Nichols (1806-1873) was a printer 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. 30420

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by S. G. Perceval esq. on Jan. 3, 1889. This is the portfolio mentioned after no. 30115.

Additions: Found among Oxford archdeaconry papers, 1924.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 11 3/4 in.

Miscellaneous letters and papers addressed to John Gough Nichols
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom