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Guide to the Nichols family collection on the Palace of Westminster
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Series 1. Correspondence and other material. 1650-1905, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondences and other material found within the published book titled The History of the Ancient Palace and Late Houses of Parliament at Westminster : Embracing Accounts and Illustrations of St. Stephen's Chapel, and its Cloisters, - Westminster Hall, - The Court of Requests, - The Painted Chamber by Edward Wedlake Brayley and John Britton (1836).

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number (the original order that the individual items were located in the book has been maintained).
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to J.B. Nichols, Esquire. from J. C. Buckley. September 9, 1819. (digital image: curivsc_203_001)

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes regarding rebuilt areas of St. Stephen's Chapel and House of Lords [architectural drawing attached in lower left corner]. undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_002)

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes regarding rebuilt areas of St. Stephen's Chapel and House of Lords [architectural drawing attached in lower left corner]. undated (digital image: curivsc_203_003)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to Wilki Collins from John Britton. December 4, 1848. (digital image: curivsc_203_004)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from unknown [signature removed; in pencil above “My dear sir,” is written “W. Safford"] undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_005)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to G. James Ache from Champion Dymoke. undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_006)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from Charles Barry, Jr. May 24, 1881. (digital image: curivsc_203_007)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to J.B. Nichols, Esquire from E. W. Brayley. January 26, 1839. (digital image: curivsc_203_008)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to Pickersgile Esquire RA from D. Maclise. undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_009)

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Orslow. November 16, 1800. (digital image: curivsc_203_010)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Orslow. August 6, 1801. (digital image: curivsc_203_011)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to The Rev’d Dr Kippis from John Rayner. April 7, 1783. (digital image: curivsc_203_012)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Earl of Dundonald. July 14, 1830. (digital image: curivsc_203_013)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from George Dance. October 27, 1811. (digital image: curivsc_203_014)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Edward W. Brayley. August 12, 1837. (digital image: curivsc_203_015)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to Sir John Cam Hobhouse from WG and to WG from Sir John Cam Hobhouse. September 19, 1857. (digital image: curivsc_203_016)

Box 1, Folder 2

Financial records regarding Sir Thomas Lenthall. circa 1650. (digital image: curivsc_203_017)

Box 1, Folder 2

Admit card to House of Lords. February 14, 1905. (digital image: curivsc_203_018)

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to J.B. Nichols, Esquire from J. C. Buckley. November 24, 1819. (digital image: curivsc_203_019)

 

Series 2. Plates (illustrations). 1747-1875, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the plates (illustrations) found in the published book titled The History of the Ancient Palace and Late Houses of Parliament at Westminster : Embracing Accounts and Illustrations of St. Stephen's Chapel, and its Cloisters, - Westminster Hall, - The Court of Requests, - The Painted Chamber by Edward Wedlake Brayley and John Britton (1836).

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number (the original order that the individual items were located in the book has been maintained).
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Edifices of London – public buildings, Westminster Hall looking south". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_020)

Dimensions: 22.5cm x 13.5cm

Captions:

"A. Pugin, direxit -T.T. Bury. Del.t B. Winkles. Sculp.t"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Edifices of London – Halls, Westminster Hall North front". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_021)

Dimensions: 22.5cm x 13.5cm

Captions:

"Pt. 2, A. Pugin; direxit J. Willis. Del.t, G. Gladwin. Sculp.t; John Weale, Architecutural Library 59 High Holborn"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Sale de Westminster, ou Westminster – Hall". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_022)

Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Captions:

"Pag: 848"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "The Funeral Proceſsion of the Right hon.ble Charles James Fox _ paſsing the end of Old Palace Yard". 1806. (digital image: curivsc_203_023)

Dimensions: 28cm x 21cm

Captions:

"Engraved for the Lady’s Magazine"; "London Publishd as the Act directs No. 1 1806 by G. Robinson Paternoster Row"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Interior of the New House of Lords". 1847. (digital image: curivsc_203_024)

Dimensions: 18.5cm x 22.5cm

Captions:

"Harris Brothers 8 Budge Row 1847"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Vue de Westminster-Hall". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_025)

Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Captions:

"Pag: 840"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Westminster Hall, East Entrance". July 1815. (digital image: curivsc_203_026)

Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm

Captions:

"Engraved by Wallis from a drawing by J.P. Neale for the Beauties of England and Wales"; "London published by John Harris, St. Pauls Church Yard July 1815"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "The lower Lobby, House of Commons". September 1, 1815. (digital image: curivsc_203_027)

Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm

Captions:

"Engraved by Sands from drawing by JP Neale for the Beauties of England and Wales"; "London published by John Harris, St. Pauls Church Yard Sept 1 1815"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "A Perspective View of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar to the West End, shewing the manner of his Majeſty’s Crowning Sep.r 22 1761". September 22, 1761. (digital image: curivsc_203_028)

Dimensions: 22cm x 19cm

Captions:

"George III"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Ground-Plan of Part of the City of Westminster as it appeared at the coronation of King George III – 1761". March 15, 1820. (digital image: curivsc_203_029)

Dimenstions: 21.5cm x 21cm

Captions:

"London – Published 15th March 1820 by John Major 18 Skinner SPlate 10:"; "Ground-Plan of Part of the City of Westminster as it appeared at the coronation of King George III – 1761"; "London – Published 15th March 1820 by John Major 18 Skinner Street"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the House of Peers, The King sitting on the Throne, the Commons attending him." January 1769. (digital image: curivsc_203_030)

Dimensions: 21.5cm x 27cm

Captions:

"Gent. Mag Jan.y 1769"; "J. Lodge delin et sculp."
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Representation of the Court at the Trial of Lord Byron." undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_031)

Dimensions: 21cm x 27cm
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "Part of Westminster Hall". September 3, 1805. (digital image: curivsc_203_032)

Dimensions: 9.5cm x 15cm

Captions:

"Engraved by J. Grey for the Antiquarian & Topographical cabinet from a drawing by W.m Deeble"; "Published for the proprietors by w. Clarke New Bond St. & J. Carpenter Old Bond St. Sep 3 1805"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "Westminster Hall". 1875. (digital image: curivsc_203_033)

Dimenstions: 14cm x 22cm

Captions:

"G. Garielli scupt."; "Eton: Williams & son 1875"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Inſide of Weſtminster Hall". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_034)

Dimensions: 26.5cm x 20cm

Captions:

"vol. 15 pg 89"; "This was formerly the chief palace of the Kings of England but none of them have resided in it since Henry 8 when great part of it was burnt…"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Scaffolding in Westminster Hall". 1747. (digital image: curivsc_203_035)

Dimenstions: 25cm x 21cm

Captions:

"q. II 1747"; "The Plan"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Court Sitting on the trial of Lord Mellville in Westminster Hall". July 1,1806. (digital image: curivsc_203_036)

Dimensions: 18.5cm x 16.5cm

Captions:

"published as the Act directed July 1 1806, by G. Robinson Paternoster Row"; ":T. Prattent sculpt."
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "House of Commons. House of Lords as they were before the Fire 16th Oct.r 1834". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_037)

Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm

Captions:

"drawn by Jn. Shury & Son"; "Printed by Day & Haghe Gates st."; "London, Published by John Shury & Son 16 Charterhouse St. Charterho Sqe."
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Court Sitting on the trial of Warren Hastings Esqr. in Westminster Hall". 1788. (digital image: curivsc_203_038)

Dimensions: 26.5cm x 21.5cm

Captions:

"Lady’s magazine"; "Pubd Nat 1 1788, according to Act of Parliament by G. Robinson & Co. Pattter Noster Row"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "View of the choir, theatre and area" AND "The Homage in the Theatre". September 1831. (digital image: curivsc_203_039)

Dimensions: 38cm x 22cm

Captions:

"Gent. Mag. Sept. 1831 Pl. IV p. 229"; "Gent. Mag. Sept. 1831 Pl. III p. 228"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "The Houses of Lords & Commons on the Fire Oct.r 16th 1834". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_040)

Dimensions: 18.5cm x 16cm

Captions:

"London. Published by J & F Harwood, 26 Fenchurch St."
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "The Doors above the Porch and on the level with the Gallery…". undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_041)

Dimensions: 22.5cm x 27cm

Captions:

"Arnolds magazine of the Fine Arts"; "Drawn on Stone by T Allon"; "Printed by C. Hullmandel"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Riot Dec.r 11th 1770". 1770. (digital image: curivsc_203_042)

Dimensions: 13.5cm x 22cm

Captions:

"But that we are forbid, To tell the Secrets of the Upper House. We Could a Tale Unfold, Whose lightest Word Would harrow up the Reader's Soul - Shakes. alter'd"
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "Vox Populi vox Dei." undated. (digital image: curivsc_203_043)

Dimensions: 13.5cm x 22cm

Captions:

"Think what care, What vigilance, what toils, what bright contention...- Thomson"
 

Series 3. Publications. 1836.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series constists of the published book, The History of the Ancient Palace and Late Houses of Parliament at Westminster : Embracing Accounts and Illustrations of St. Stephen's Chapel, and its Cloisters, - Westminster Hall, - The Court of Requests, - The Painted Chamber by Edward Wedlake Brayley and John Britton (1836).

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged by box number.
Box 2

Book titled The History of the Ancient Palace and Late Houses of Parliament at Westminster : Embracing Accounts and Illustrations of St. Stephen's Chapel, and its Cloisters, - Westminster Hall, - The Court of Requests, - The Painted Chamber by Edward Wedlake Brayley and John Britton. Published in London by John Weale, Architectural Library. 1836.