Nicoll, Alexander a noted English prelate, was born in 1793. He was canon of Christ Church and regius professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford, and was noted for his knowledge of the Oriental tongues. While sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library he drew up a catalogue of the MSS. brought from the East by Dr. E. D. Clarke, which was published, and gained him great reputation. He also undertook and nearly completed the general catalogue of the Eastern MSS. begun about one hundred years before by Uri. After his death a volume of his sermons was published with a memoir (1830, 8vo). Nicoll died Sept. 24, 1828. See Chambers, Biog. Dict. of Eminent Scotsmen, 4:92; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Author,. vol. ii, s.v.