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Papers of Robert Lowth, Bishop of London


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Papers and correspondence of Robert Lowth, consisting of:

  1. Correspondence of Lowth, 1755-66
  2. Correspondence of Lowth and James Merrick, 1761-4
  3. Letters to Lowth, with drafts of some letters from him, 1729-85
  4. Notes and collations of Hebrew texts, mainly in Lowth's hand
  5. Miscellaneous papers, mainly by Lowth
  6. Miscellaneous historical and textual notes in English and Latin, some relating to Hebrew texts
  7. Documents conferring ecclesiastical appointments on Lowth, 1744-55, and on his son Robert, 1789, with deeds, 1702-94, and a will, 1768, relating to property in the Lowth family


  • Creation: 1702-94


0.71 Linear metres (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 572, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 572-4; Eng. misc. c. 816-17, d. 1236; Eng. th. c. 94

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13195


Papers of Robert Lowth, Bishop of London

Biographical / Historical

Robert Lowth (1710-87) was Bishop of London. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were found in the Library in 1965.

Papers of Robert Lowth, Bishop of London
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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