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'Shropshire County History by the Revd. J. B. Blakeway', written principally in the first quarter of the 19th cent. chiefly by J. B. Blakeway

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MS. Blakeway 8

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A large number of papers, partly drafts of pieces of the projected history, partly notes, partly papers addressed to the author. Includes the following:
  1. (fols. 1-25) accounts of Blakeway's predecessors in the attempt to write a county history
  2. (fol. 26) the history proper
  3. (fol. 75) the Conquest
  4. (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.

Dates

  • written principally in the first quarter of the 19th cent. chiefly by J. B. Blakeway

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Blakeway 8

Arrangement

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

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 1/2 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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