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Blakeway Manuscripts

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Blakeway's Shropshire manuscripts, including pedigrees of Shropshire families and papers relating to the history of Shropshire.

Dates

  • 18th-19th cent.

Extent

2.86 Linear metres (26 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS Blakeway 1, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Blakeway 1-26

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12795

Abstract

Blakeway manuscripts, relating to Shropshire

Biographical / Historical

John Brickdale Blakeway was born at Shrewsbury on 24 June 1765 and educated in his native town and at Westminster and Oriel College, Oxford (BA 1786, MA 1795). He was a student at Lincoln's Inn, but in 1793 was ordained, and from 1794 until his death on 10 March 1826 was minister of the peculiar of St. Mary's Shrewsbury. His chief interest was in the topography and antiquities of his native town and county. He died just before the publication of the last part of the History of Shrewsbury, by H. Owen and J.B. Blakeway. In 1831 a book by him on the Sheriffs of Shropshire was posthumously issued.

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, nos. 22086-22111.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was presented to the Library by Blakeway's widow in 1840.

Related Materials

See also the Papers of J.B. Blakeway, shelfmarks MSS. Blakeway 26*/1-2.
Title
Blakeway Manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Kelly Burchmore
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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