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Collection Level Description: Papers Relating to the Administration of Oxford Covered Market

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 780-2
Title: Papers Relating to the Administration of Oxford Covered Market
Dates of Creation: 1794-1855
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Oxford's covered market was created in an effort to make the main streets of the city more presentable. John Gwynn, architect of Magdalen Bridge, drew up the plans and designed the High Street front with its four entrances.

Scope and Content

Accounts, vouchers, shop rentals and other papers relating to the administration of Oxford covered market, arranged in annual bundles, 1794-1855.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1953.

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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. II, nos. 55062-4.

Access Points

Covered markets | England | Oxford

Oxford (England)

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