Papers of William Bowyer the Younger, Printer

Scope and Content

Papers of William Bowyer, consisting of:

  • Draft agreements, accounts and correspondence of Bowyer, 1754-9
  • Accounts of types bought, 1773-80, 1793-7

Administrative / Biographical History

William Bowyer (1699-1777) was a printer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were purchased in 1930.


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. 43579-80.