Five manuscripts relating to the history of Cheshire.
- 17th-18th cent.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Cheshire c. 8].
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MSS. Top. Cheshire c. 8-10, e. 9, e. 11
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12982
Biographical / Historical
Foote Gower (1726-1780) was an Anglican clergyman, physician and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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, nos. 28483-90.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part were purchased in 1842 for £10 10s and another part in 1846 for £6 6s.
- Gower Manuscripts
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description