Nichols Papers

Scope and Content

These papers include correspondence to John and John Bowyer Nichols, regarding the Gentleman's Magazine and the History of Leicestershire.

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought by the Library in 1929 and 1975.


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

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

See also Papers of the Nichols Family, Printers and Publishers.

Corporate Names