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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 7

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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: 'Antiquities of Shropshire, with the state of that County down to the present year 17.'

This is a copy of part of the next volume, written out, with the omission of some references and in a rather more literary style: but includes only the general account, Shrewsbury and other boroughs, and the hundreds of Pimhill, Ford, Overs, Stottesden, Purslow and Munslow (part). A list of contents by Gough is prefixed.


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


202 Leaves


MS. Gough Shropshire 7

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. 18195

Physical Facet

On paper


15 5/8 × 10 1/4 in.

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