Hugh Owen, Some account of the ancient and present state of Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury, 1808), interleaved in two volumes and annotated by J.B. Blakeway.
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Blakeway 26/1-2
- Dates of Creation1808
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
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.
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The collection was bought from W.H. Naunton of Shrewsbury in 1918.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37928-9.