Six Italian and Latin manuscripts relating to the statutes of Italian cities.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Bowyer 1-6
- Dates of Creation14th-19th century
- Language of MaterialItalian, and Latin.
- Physical Description6 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
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 1852-68 and 1874-80. He died in June 1883.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
Bowyer presented the manuscripts to the Library in 1838 and 1842.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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.