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Collection Level Description: G.J. Dew's Collection of Oxfordshire Drawings and Engravings

Reference: Dep. a. 48, b. 188, b. 204
Title: G.J. Dew's Collection of Oxfordshire Drawings and Engravings
Dates of Creation: mid 18th-19th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: George James Dew

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

George James Dew (1846-1928) lived in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire. Some of his diaries relating to village life, and the poor law, have been published.

Joseph Wilkins (1820-91) was a topographical artist who lived in Deddington.

Scope and Content

Drawings, 19th century, by Joseph Wilkins of the villages of Deddington, Lower Heyford and Steeple Aston; also of churches in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire (mostly in the Bicester area; again Lower Heyford is well represented); and other miscellaneous engravings (mid 18th-mid 19th century), with one of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire; and photographs of Bicester taken in 1902.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Access Points

Architectural drawing

Church buildings | England | Northamptonshire

Church buildings | England | Oxfordshire

Dew | George James | 1846-1928

Wilkins | Joseph | 1820-1891 | topographical artist

Aylesbury (England)

Bicester (England)

Deddington (England)

Lower Heyford (England)

Northamptonshire (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

Steeple Aston (England)

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