The life of William Nicholson by his son William

Scope and Content

The life of William Nicholson (1753-1815), by his son William, 1868, with extracts in the same hand, 1874, from the minutes of the Chapter Coffee House Society, London, Dec. 1780-May 1785.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Nicholson was the son of William Nicholson the scientist (1753-1815).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Emil Offenbacher (New York), 1978, and given by B.A.F.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.


See R.W. Corlass 'A philosophical society of a century ago', Reliquary 18 (1977-8), pp. 209-11.