Jane Soames (1900–1988), also known as Jane Soames Nickerson, was a British-born author, translator, and historian. A graduate of Oxford University, she was employed by The Times as a correspondent in Paris and was an assistant to Hilaire Belloc, author of The Servile State. Soames was married to Hoffman Nickerson (1888–1965), an Assemblyman in the 139th New York State Legislature. Soames also served as the librarian for the Oyster Bay Historical Society in Oyster Bay, New York.
|Title||Role||Publisher||Year of Publication|
|The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism (by Benito Mussolini)||Translator||London: Hogarth Press||1933|
|A Short History of North Africa||Author||New York, NY: Devin-Adair Co.||1961|
|Homage to Malthus||Author||Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press||1975|
|The Old Garden||Author||London: Poets’ and Painters’ Press||1975|
|Oyster Bay: A Sketch||Editor||Oyster Bay, NY: Oyster Bay Historical Society||1987|
- Obituary, “Jane S. Nickerson, 87, Writer and Historian,” The New York Times, January 13, 1988.
- Jane Soames Nickerson, “Belloc’s Social Thought,” The University of Bookman, Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter 1981, book review of John P. McCarthy’s 1978 book Hilaire Belloc, Edwardian Radical.