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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).
This series has been digitized and is available online.

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. Buckler. September 9, 1819.

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.

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

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to Wilki Collins from John Britton. December 4, 1848.

Box 1, Folder 1

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

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to G. James Ache from Champion Dymoke. undated.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to J.B. Nichols, Esquire from E. W. Brayley. January 26, 1839.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from Charles Barry, Jr. May 24, 1881.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to Pickersgile Esquire RA from D. Maclise. undated.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Onslow. November 16, 1800.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Onslow. August 6, 1801.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to The Rev’d Dr Kippis from John Rayner. April 7, 1783.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Earl of Dundonald. July 14, 1830.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from George Dance. October 27, 1811.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Edward W. Brayley. August 12, 1837.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to Sir John Cam Hobhouse from WG and to WG from Sir John Cam Hobhouse. September 19, 1857.

Box 1, Folder 2

Financial records regarding Sir Thomas Lenthall. circa 1650.

Box 1, Folder 2

Admit card to House of Lords. February 14, 1905.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to J.B. Nichols, Esquire from J. C. Buckler. November 24, 1819.

 

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).
This series has been digitized and is available online.

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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 18.5cm x 22.5cm

Captions:

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

Plates (illustrations), "Vue de Westminster-Hall". undated.

Physical Description: 18cm x 15.5cm

Captions:

"Pag: 840"
Box 1, Folder 3

Plates (illustrations), "Westminster Hall, East Entrance". July 1815.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 21cm x 27cm
Box 1, Folder 4

Plates (illustrations), "Part of Westminster Hall". September 3, 1805.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.

Physical Description: 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.