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Collection Level Description: Papers of W.L. Bowles

Reference: MSS. Eng. poet. c. 64-5
Title: Papers of W.L. Bowles
Dates of Creation: 1779-1840
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850) was Canon of Salisbury, a poet and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of W.L. Bowles, including poems by Bowles and poems by various authors collected by Bowles.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by the National Library of Scotland from the estate of Professor W.L. Renwick in 1973.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 46373-4.

Access Points


Bowles | William Lisle | 1762-1850 | Canon of Salisbury, Poet, and Antiquary

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