Dr David Nichol Collection

Scope and Content

Lecture notes presented by Dr Nichol, n.d.-1834, Plans and diagrams relating to Dr Nichol's lectures, n.d.-1861, Other papers relating to Dr Nichol, 1859-1863; Deeds and documents donated by Dr David Nichol, 1303-1562

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr David Nichol Physician, M.D., M.R.C. was born in Scotland. He married Elizabeth Farr and had seven children. His oldest children, David, Mary Bruce and John Templeton drew some of the diagrams listed below. He was a member of the Royal Institution of South Wales and presented many lectures on a variety of subjects. It was David Nichol that came to own and deposit the Contract of Affiance between Edward of Caernarvon, Prince of Wales and Isabella, daughter of Philip the Fair, King of France, 1303 (RISW DN 33)


This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.