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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 Contents

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. Buckler 1819 September 9

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 1848 December 4

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 1839 January 26

Box 1, Folder 1

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

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to Pickersgile Esquire RA from D. Maclise undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Onslow 1800 November 16

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Ar. Onslow 1801 August 6

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to The Rev'd Dr Kippis from John Rayner 1783 April 7

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Earl of Dundonald 1830 July 14

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from George Dance 1811 October 27

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence to unknown from Edward W. Brayley 1837 August 12

Box 1, Folder 2

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

Box 1, Folder 2

Financial records regarding Sir Thomas Lenthall circa 1650

Box 1, Folder 2

Admit card to House of Lords 1905 February 14

Box 1, Folder 2

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

 

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

Series Scope and Contents

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

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 22.5cm x 13.5cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 22.5cm x 13.5cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 28cm x 21cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 18.5cm x 22.5cm

Caption

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

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

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Caption

"Pag: 840"
Box 1, Folder 3

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

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm

Caption

"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" 1815 September 1

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm

Caption

"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" 1761 September 22

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 22cm x 19cm

Caption

"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" 1820 March 15

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 21cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 27cm

Caption

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

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

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:
Dimensions: 14cm x 22cm

Caption

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

Plates (illustrations), "A View of the Inſide of Weſtminster Hall" undated

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 26.5cm x 20cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 25cm x 21cm

Caption

"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" 1806 July 1

Physical Description:
Dimensions: 18.5cm x 16.5cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 26.5cm x 21.5cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 38cm x 22cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 18.5cm x 16cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 22.5cm x 27cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 22cm

Caption

"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:
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 22cm

Caption

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

Series 3. Publications 1836

Series Scope and Contents

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.