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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 20
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: Miscellaneous copies of records by James Bowen, 1772, among which are:

  1. Extracts relating to Wenlock (fol. 7)
  2. Church notes of Broadway (fol. 11v)
  3. Tredington (fol. 20)
  4. Shipston on Stour (fol. 32)
  5. All in Worcestershire, and of Ebburton (fol. 29)
  6. Mickleton (fol. 31), both in Gloucestershire
  7. At fol. 2 is a letter from dr. Humphrey Owen thanking James Bowen for presenting to the Bodleian copies of Caxton's Recueil of the Histories of Troy and Game of Chess, 1751


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


69 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Gough Shropshire 20

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. 18207

Physical Facet

On paper


8 7/8 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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