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Jean c. Rowles A.L.A

Here's a real treat for anyone interested in Chatterton;  Jean C. Rowles' Bibliography is a wonder to behold and a true delight - enjoy!

Click the link below or scroll down to view her work.

Murray Warren

Perfect for a collector of Chatterton editions.

A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Thomas Chatterton :-

ALSTON, Robin Carfrae.

A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800: a systematic record of writings on English and on other languages in English, based on collections of the principal libraries of the world.   

Items 49-65 list TC's works and the major publications of the Rowley controversy.  A corrected reprint, published in 1974, contains an extra handwritten item at 64a, and some corrections :-

QE! :- I was intrigued by the entry above, so I stopped working on the OCR-ing of Jean's bibliography and searched online for this item. I found it at that most wonderful resource, (how would we cope without it?).

The drive by the major book publishers, working together to destroy and the other suppliers of this wonderful and much needed service, is an abomination.  As a result you now need a free account at, which will allow you to borrow the book for an hour, and you can renew the loan after the hour is up.  I am pleased to say that I do donate to, as do many of my friends - it seems the only way that we can make a stand against the cash rich publishers.

Hyett & Bazeley

Bibliographer's Manual Chattertoniana (1897) (Complete with errors at no extra charge).

Mentions Edward Mangin, who was a Rowleyian as late as 1838.

Barker W.R. 

This little book with the rather long title, is a bit if a rarity and not often available online, fortunately I do have a copy and will photograph it in due course.


  • A Catalogue of the autograph manuscripts and other remains of Thomas Chatterton

       now in the Bristol Museum of Antiquities. With notes and illustrations, 1907.  :   No View

(.QE!.) More to add here in due course. 

Jean C. Rowles A.L.A

Thomas Chatterton, 1752-1770. 

An Annotated Bibliography

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Pile Street School

From A Chatterton souvenir, Samuel Loxton 1901

From Jean's Bibliography


   If you were directed here from facebook then you will know that I am working on Jean's Bibliography of Thomas Chatterton. I am using Optical Character Recognition in Google Docs to turn the photographic images of every page in the bibliography into an editable and searchable extravaganza with, eventually, links to every item mentioned in the bibliography. That is one page at a time, and each page and every word has to be checked against the original - yes onerous, but strangely enjoyable at the same time.  I welcome suggestions that would help speed up the process, especially if there is something better than Google, both for the process and the presentation.  


  • Or click a link below to see images of the original pages

Jean's bibliography of Chatterton is presented below as separate chapters. Four pages are missing at the moment; they will be added after the next photography session in 2024.

Jean C. Rowles, Chatterton Bibliography
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