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Gower Manuscripts


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Five manuscripts relating to the history of Cheshire.


  • Creation: 17th-18th cent.


5 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Cheshire c. 8].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

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
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom