Oxfordshire Parish Collections of William Plowman

Scope and Content

Collections made and chiefly written by William Plowman, consisting of copies of monumental inscriptions, lists of presentations, views and plans, some coloured arms, extracts from manuscripts and printed books, and newspaper cuttings for various parishes in Oxfordshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Plowman.

Access Information

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 collections were bought from William Plowman in 1889.


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. 30101-4.

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