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Bowers, George Hull, 1794-1872 (Founder of Marlborough College and Dean of Manchester)



George Hull Bowers (1794-1872), Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, 1832-1847, and Dean of Manchester, 1847-1871. Bowers promoted schemes for 'schools for the sons of clergymen and others', and was a founder of Marlborough School, Wiltshire. He suggested the foundation of Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire, and promoted Haileybury College, Hertfordshire. He was an advocate of the 'free and open church movement', and was instrumental in the erection of St Alban's Church, Cheetwood, Manchester.

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George Hull Bowers, Dean of Manchester: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8862
Scope and Contents Letters and papers to Bowers as Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, especially from the patron, the Duke of Bedford; letters and papers about the foundation of Marlborough College; letters and papers to Bowers as Dean of Manchester, especially about the Manchester Parish Division Act, 1850; and papers on education, including a scheme for increasing the revenues of Rossall School, 1860. [1] Personal papers, including documents on Bowers' appointment to the Covent Garden Church; commonplace...
Dates: 1800-1932 (Circa)
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