Bowyer Manuscripts

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Bowyer 1-6
  • Dates of Creation
      14th-19th century
  • Language of Material
      Italian, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      6 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

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

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

Acquisition Information

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.