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Collection Level Description: Gower Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Top. Cheshire c. 8-10, e. 9, e. 11
Title: Gower Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Foote Gower (1726-80) was an Anglican clergyman, physician and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Five manuscripts relating to the history of Cheshire.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part were purchased in 1842 for £10 10s and another part in 1846 for £6 6s.

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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. V, nos. 28483-90.

Access Points

Gower | Foote | 1726-1780 | Anglican Clergyman, Physician, and Antiquary

Cheshire (England) | History

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