Rowe Mores Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Edward Rowe Mores, relating to the Queen's College, Oxford.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Rowe Mores (1731-1778) was an antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

As they appear in the Gough Catalogue published in 1814 as in the Gough collection, it seems that Dr Price handed over the volumes to the Bodleian before his death in 1813, probably in 1809 when the Gough books themselves came.


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. V, nos. 28037-46.

Custodial History

After Mores's death in 1778 the manuscripts came into the hands of Thomas Astle (d 1803) who gave them to Dr John Price, Bodley's Librarian, in whose possession they were in 1790.