These are letters from John Bowyer Nichols to Joseph Hunter, a clergyman and antiquary from Sheffield. Nichols was preparing to publish Hunter’s South Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, which was released in two volumes between 1828 and 1831. The first letter contains Nichols’ thoughts on the size and type of paper to use for South Yorkshire while the second recounts consultations with potential engravers for the illustrations.