Verse by Egerton Leigh

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Verse by Egerton Leigh, mainly relating to Cheshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Egerton Leigh (1815-1876) was a poet and writer on dialect. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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

The verse was bought from Alfred Halewood of Preston 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. II, nos. 53862-5.


Geographical Names