Shropshire Biography Collection

Scope and Content

Press-cuttings, pamphlets and letters from contemporary newspapers and journals concerning families connected with Shropshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

An artificial collection of materials relating to Shropshire compiled by Edward Edwards during the years 1800-1860.

Reference: Finding aid to the Shropshire Biography Collection.


The papers are bound in four volumes.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

The volumes were transferred to the Special Collections Department as manuscripts items by 1969.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue to item level is available in the Special Collections Department and at the National Register of Archives in London.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

These four volumes bear John Corbett's bookplate and it appears that they formed part of the gift of his library, known as the Corbett Collection, to the University in 1905. They have book accession numbers 97,494-97,497 and were formerly catalogued as printed books sqDA670.S4E3.


Further deposits are not expected.

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