Notebooks of Alexander Nicoll

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Lat. misc. b. 9, c. 23-46, e. 45-6
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      27 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Notebooks of Alexander Nicoll, consisting of:  

  • Volumes containing notes of books and articles with some quotations and comments, arranged alphabetically under subject headings
  • List of books and articles on Oriental subjects, arranged alphabetically by subject
  • Lists of books, arranged by author, relating to Oriental subjects
  • Notes on Latin phrases

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Nicoll (1793-1828) was sub-librarian of the Bodleian, 1813-17, and Regius Professor of Hebrew, 1822-28. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The notebooks were transferred from Library records in 1916.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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. II, nos. 47865-91.