Nicholson, Edward Williams Byron, 1849-1912 (librarian)
- Existence: 1849 - 1912
Edward Williams Byron Nicholson (1849-1912), librarian, was born on 16 March 1849 in Green Street, St Helier, Jersey. After a term at Liverpool College, Nicholson was, from 1860, educated at Tonbridge School, Kent. In 1867 he went to Trinity College, Oxford, as a classical scholar. He was school librarian at Tonbridge and librarian of the Oxford Union, demonstrating at an early age a laudable application to cataloguing by producing published catalogues of each library. After a brief spell of teaching at the Rookery School in Headington, Oxford, Nicholson was appointed librarian of the London Institution in January 1873. In 1881 he became Bodley's librarian. He died on 17 March 1912 at his home, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 10 Jan. 1894-21 Jan. 1903
'Diary 1882-1900', 1882-1900
Made up at a later date [1932?] in a blank foolscap volume. Contains two manuscript entries for 20 December 1893 and 23 January 1894 (apparently recording ATB's change of schools); several pages from ATB's pocket diaries of 1896 and 1897; a playbill for The Mikado (January 1897); and a series of original letters to and from ATB or his mother (1898-1900), concerning the finding of employment for ATB, with lists of the letters and covering notes by ATB (1914 and 1932).
Edward William Byron Nicholson: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1897
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.