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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 book; passport; Mrs Bowers' diary, 1864; and newspaper obituaries of Bowers. [2] Letters to Bowers as Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, 1831-1847. [3] Papers on Marlborough School, 1842-1858, including pamphlets, rules, prospectuses, a form-list, travel arrangements for boys, a poster of dormitory rules, and a declaration by tradesmen of Marlborough. [4] Letters about Marlborough School, 1843-1861: letters from subscribers or potential subscribers to the original fund; letters on the appointment of the first masters, 1843; letters from or about members of the Council; and letters on nominees and nominations for places in the school. [5] Papers as Dean of Manchester, including a copy of the charter to the Collegiate Church, Manchester, 1635; the form of enthronement of James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester; letters, petitions, memoranda and newscuttings on the Manchester Parish Division Act, 1850; and an account of the foundation of St Alban's, Strangeways and Cheetwood, Manchester, 1854-1858. [6] Letters to Bowers as Dean of Manchester. [7] Papers on education, including a title deed for a school at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 1843; a scrapbook of newscuttings on education, 1846-1847; Rossall School calendars, 1857 and 1863, and a plan for increased fees, 1860; and a prospectus for Haileybury College. [8] Letters from Bowers to his wife and daughters. [9] Miscellaneous material of the Bowers and Stapylton families.


  • Creation: 1800-1932 (Circa)


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3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Madaline M. Stapylton, 1968 and 1991


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