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Oxfordshire Parish Collections of William Plowman


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Collections made and chiefly written by William Plowman, consisting of copies of monumental inscriptions, lists of presentations, views and plans, some coloured arms, extracts from manuscripts and printed books, and newspaper cuttings for various parishes in Oxfordshire.


  • Creation: 1870-1888


0.44 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. c. 77, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 77-79, c. 84

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13351


Oxfordshire Parish Collections of William Plowman

Biographical / Historical

William Plowman (fl. 1870-1889).

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. 30101-30104.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were bought from Mr. William Plowman, nos. 30101-2 on Feb. 4 for £8, nos. 30103-4 on Oct. 22 for £8 8s., with printed papers in addition..

Oxfordshire Parish Collections of William Plowman
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EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom