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Archive of J.B. Blakeway


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Hugh Owen, Some account of the ancient and present state of Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury, 1808), interleaved in two volumes and annotated by J.B. Blakeway.


  • Creation: 1808


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Blakeway 26*/1, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Blakeway 26*/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12796


Archive of J.B. Blakeway, 1808.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from W.H. Naunton of Shrewsbury in 1918.

Related Materials

See also Blakeway Manuscripts, (Shelfmarks: MSS Blakeway 1-26).

Catalogue of the archive of J.B. Blakeway
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom