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Collection Level Description: Bowyer Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Bowyer 1-6
Title: Bowyer Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 14th-19th cent.
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Italian and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir George Bowyer, bart., was born in 1811 at Radley near Oxford, and studied law at the Middle Temple. In 1838 he published a 'Dissertation on the Statutes of the Cities of Italy'. He was an MP 1852-68 and 1874-80. He died in June 1883.

Scope and Content

Six Italian and Latin manuscripts relating to the statutes of Italian cities.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bowyer presented the manuscripts to the Library in 1838 and 1842.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, nos. 22080-22085.

For a more detailed description of the medieval manuscripts in this collection see

Access Points

Statutes | Italy

Bowyer | Sir | George | 1811-1883 | 7th Baronet Lawyer MP


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