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Bowyer Manuscripts


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Six Italian and Latin manuscripts relating to the statutes of Italian cities.


  • Creation: 14th-19th cent.


6 boxes (0.66 Linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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

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MSS. Bowyer 1-6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12810


Manuscripts of Sir George Bowyer relating to the statutes of Italian cities.

Biographical / Historical

Sir George Bowyer, bart., was born in 1811 at Radley near Oxford, and studied law at the Middle Temple. In 1838 he published a 'Dissertation on the Statutes of the Cities of Italy'. He was an MP 1852-1868 and 1874-1880. He died in June 1883.

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. 22080-22085.

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Bowyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bowyer presented the manuscripts to the Library in 1838 and 1842.

Bowyer Manuscripts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Kelly Burchmore
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom