'Shropshire County History by the Revd. J. B. Blakeway', written principally in the first quarter of the 19th cent. chiefly by J. B. Blakeway
A large number of papers, partly drafts of pieces of the projected history, partly notes, partly papers addressed to the author. Includes the following:
- (fols. 1-25) accounts of Blakeway's predecessors in the attempt to write a county history
- (fol. 26) the history proper
- (fol. 75) the Conquest
- (fol. 383)the Civil War.
There is practically nothing beyond A.D. 1700. At fol. 339 is a certified contemporary copy of 'A Commission of Musters within the Countie of Salop, contaynenge the hole instruccions therein' of A.D. 1580: and at fol. 429 a modern copy of 'A Great and Bloody Fight in Shropshire ... [part signed "Robert Jones"]' (London, printed for A: H: near Pye corner, 1648).
575 ('480') leaves.
- Creation: written principally in the first quarter of the 19th cent. chiefly by J. B. Blakeway
Language of Materials
MS. Blakeway 8
Arranged roughly chronologically.
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. IV, no 22088
14 1/2 × 9 3/4 in.