• ‘The Most Despicable Drudge in the Universe’? Ambition, Assistance and Experience in the papers of John Nichols and his family, 1765-1830’ in Michael Harris, Giles Mandlebrote and Robin Myers, eds., Craft and Capital: Training and Collaboration in the Book Trades from the 16th century. (forthcoming)
  • ‘A Copious Collection of Newspapers’: John Nichols and his Collection of Newspapers, Pamphlets and News Sheets, 1760-1865.’ An essay for the 2017 digital publication of the Nichols Newspaper Collection at the Bodleian Library,
  • ‘Printers, Antiquaries and Collectors: The Nichols family and their press, 1777-1873’ an essay for the 2017 ‘Picturing Places’ website of the British Library
  • ‘‘A Laborious and Truly Useful Gentleman’: Mapping the Networks of John Nichols (1745-1826), Printer, Antiquary and Biographer’ Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies vol. 38 no. 4 (2015), pp. 497-509.
  • ‘‘Joyous to a pitch of Baccanalian Vivacity’.  John Nichols as bon viveur, good company and historian of Leicestershire.’ The Leicestershire Historian  (2015)
  • Caroline Wessel, Julian Pooley and Robin Jenkins, Nichols’ History Leicestershire. A Bicentenary Celebration 2015 (Leicestershire Archaeological Society, 2015)
  • Julian Pooley is a contributing editor to John Nichols’s The Progresses and public processions of Queen Elizabeth: A New Edition of Early Modern Sources Five volume set. General editors, Elizabeth Goldring , Faith Eales, Elizabeth Clarke and Jayne Elisabeth Archer 5 vols (Oxford University Press, Jan 2014). Winner of the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Reference and the 2015 MLA Prize for a Scholarly Edition.
  • ‘‘Conciliating His Esteem:’ John Nichols’s Contribution to Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, to Biographies of Johnson and to later Johnsonian Scholarship.’ The Age of Johnson 21 (2011) pp. 143-192.
  • ‘‘An Insatiable Thirst for Antiquities’: The Collaborative Friendship of Richard Gough and John Nichols. Bodleian Library Record 22.1 Oct 2009 pp. 142-161.
  • ‘‘A pioneer of Renaissance scholarship: John Nichols and the Progresses of Queen Elizabeth’ in The Progresses, Pageants and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I (Jane Archer, Elizabeth Goldring and Sarah Knight eds) Oxford: Oxford University Press (2007).
  • ‘The Printer, The City and the Hero: John Nichols and the Funeral of Admiral Lord Nelson’ The Nelson Dispatch Volume 9 Part 1 (Jan 2006) pp. 25-34.
  •  ‘Owen Manning, William Bray and the writing of Surrey’s county history, 1760-1832’ Surrey Archaeological Collections 92 (2005) 91-125.   
  • ‘And Now a Fig for Mr Nichols!’  Samuel Johnson, John Nichols and their Circle’ The New Rambler Journal of the Johnson Society of London, Serial E VII (2003-2004), pp. 30-45.
  • ‘The Nichols Family (1745-1873)’ (with Robin Myers) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004)
  • ‘William Bray (1736-1832) ’ The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004)
  • ‘Beyond the Literary Anecdotes: The Nichols Family Archive as a Source for Book Trade Biography’ in Lives in Print: Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century edited by M Harris, G Mandelbrote and R Myers (London: The British Library, 2002)
  • Review of Emily Lorraine de Montluzin, Daily Life in Georgian England as reported in the ‘Gentleman’s Magazine (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002). Review published at
  • ‘The Nichols Archive Project and its Value for Leicester Historians’ Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 75 (2001) 62-104.  See also
  • ‘The Papers of the Nichols Family and Business: New Discoveries and the Work of the Nichols Archive Project’ The Library Seventh Series, 2 No 1 (March 2001), 10-52.  See also
  • ‘The Diary of Mary Anne Nichols, 1823-1834, a publisher’s daughter in Hammersmith’ Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological Society 44 (1993) [1996], 171-197.

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