Topographical manuscripts collected by John Gough Nichols, chiefly connected with Richard Gough.
Gough Nichols Manuscripts
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. f. 12; Top. gen. c. 6-14, d. 1-4, e. 16-45, f. 31-2
- Dates of Creation17th-19th century
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- Language of MaterialEnglish, Latin, and Ancient Greek (to 1453).
- Physical Description45 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Gough Nichols, born 22 May 1806, was the third of a line of literary printers (being eldest son of John Bowyer Nichols, 1779-1863, who was eldest son of John Nichols, 1745-1826): his second name was due to the circumstance that Richard Gough, the antiquary, was his godfather. He was one of the founders of the Camden Society, and joint editor of the Gentleman's Magazine 1828-51, and sole editor 1851-56, as well as author of many antiquarian books. He died 14 November 1873. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The manuscripts were purchased in 1874.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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, nos. 25510-25561.