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Collections made by James Bowen, Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen

MS. Gough Shropshire 4
Held at the Weston Library

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Collections made by James Bowen, a painter and undertaker of Shrewsbury (d. 1774: his printed trade-card is in Gough Shropshire 2, p. 744; 18, p. 41) and his son John, for a history of Shropshire and especially Shrewsbury: 'Transcripts and extracts from originals, with ... other fragments of antiquity', collected from about 1740 to 1768 by James Bowen, to further his design of publishing the Antiquities of the county.

They are miscellaneous and in no order, and cannot be shortly described: a few documents are of the 17th century: at fol. 176 is a S.W. Prospect of Ludlow Castle, 1771, by John Bowen: at fol. 174 is a facsimile of an early charter relating to Llanlugan nunnery.


  • Creation: Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen


176 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Gough Shropshire 4

Other 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. II, no. 18192

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/4 × 9 1/8 in.

Repository Details

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