Historical and Topographical Collections for Shropshire

Scope and Content

Historical and topographical collections for Shropshire, including: collections of William Hardwick, mainly written on the back of printed sale notices; and indexes to Shropshire pedigrees compiled by William Hardwick and George Morris.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hardwick of Bridgnorth and George Morris.

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).

Acquisition Information

The collection was bought by the Library in 1979.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

MSS. Top. Salop. b. 1-6 were bought by 'G.D.R.', Sotheby's, 2 May 1877. The collection was owned by A.T. Butler, Windsor Herald, from whom Sir Anthony Wagner acquired them in 1946.