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Manuscript papers relating to the town of Shrewsbury

 Single Item
MS. Top. Salop c. 3
Held at the Weston Library

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Manuscript papers relating to the town of Shrewsbury, about 17541772, almost all either legal or political, and of local interest, in connexion with elections to Parliament, etc.

There are several letters from William Pulteney, 1768-1772 (fol. 21, etc.), and from dr. John Douglas 1761-1768 (fol. 73, etc.), chiefly addressed to Henry Bowdler, attorney of Shrewsbury, who probably collected these materials.

The printed papers extend to 1820.


  • Creation: chiefly written in about 1750-1770


404 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Salop c. 3, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Salop c. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18685


Manuscript papers relating to the town of Shrewsbury, chiefly written in about 1750-1770.

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Pulteney [formerly Johnstone], fifth baronet (1729–1805) was a politician and property developer.

John Douglas (1721–1807) was bishop of Salisbury and a writer.

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. V, no. 28905.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at a sale of Puttick and Simpson on March 30, 1865 (lot 348), for £1 16s.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 9 1/2 in.

Manuscript papers relating to the town of Shrewsbury
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom