Home  / COB

Correspondence and papers relating to Cobham brasses

Reference code
Correspondence and papers relating to Cobham brasses
Level of description
Extent and format
Two files.
Scope and content
Letters to John Gough Nichols, FSA (1806-73) and notes compiled or collected by him relating mostly to the brasses in Cobham church, Kent; c. 1832-42. Nichols intended to publish a series of engravings of the brasses entitled Sepulchral Memorials of the Family of Cobham (1841); see the reference (p. 341 n.) in Nichols' edition of extracts by Robert Glover from Cobham muniments, 'Memorials of the Family of Cobham', Coll. Top. et Gen., 7 (June 1841), 320-54. This project was abandoned (correspondence in COB/01 includes criticism of the engravings) but the plates were subsequently published by F. C. Brooke as Sepulchral Memorials of the Cobham Family (1836-74).
Nichols, John Gough (1806-1873), printer and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/987/1, 2
MS 987
Archival history
Extracted from the portfolio of brass rubbings for Kent (Cobham), July 1996.