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Nichols family papers, 1713-1874

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0933
Bib ID 4079164 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nichols Family
Title Nichols family papers, 1713-1874
Physical Description 11 boxes (11 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Researchers must use the microfilm copy of this collection. Request MN#81-0859.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, and documents relating to the printing firm of John Nichols and Son, covering a period from 1713, when the original firm of William Bowyer, the Elder (1663-1737), was burned, until the death of John Gough Nichols in 1873. The correspondence concerns primarily the social and domestic affairs of John Nichols (1745-1826) and of his family from 1766 to 1812. Scattered letters from business associates and minor authors are included, among them a group of letters from John Pridden (1758-1825), author and antiquary. The correspondence of John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863) concerns the Nichols firm from 1799 to 1855. There are also several letters of, and relating to, William Bowyer (1699-1777), the senior partner of John Nichols. The collection also contains a volume of letters of condolence written at the time of John Nichols' death. The manuscripts in the collection consist primarily of the poetry of John Nichols, much of which was published in newspapers of the late 18th century. The manuscripts of John Bowyer Nichols concern his father and family. There are also contracts, bills, receipts, accounts, pamphlets, broadsides, engravings, and a group of 277 portraits.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Researchers must use the microfilm copy of this collection. Request MN#81-0859.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nichols family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available. MN#81-0859.

Ownership and Custodial History

The items in this collection were mounted in seven scrapbooks, bearing the annotations of John Bowyer Nichols. It is likely that they once formed part of a series called "Family Records", gathered and bound by J.B. Nichols during the mid-nineteenth century and later sold at auction by Sotheby's.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2019-06-18 Added box list. kws

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Broadsides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Antiquarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bowyer, William, 1663-1737 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bowyer, William, 1699-1777 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- England -- London Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
J. Nichols and Son Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
London (England) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nichols, J. B (John Bowyer), 1779-1863 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nichols, John Gough, 1806-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nichols, John, 1745-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pridden, John, 1758-1825 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- England -- London Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID