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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.

Thomas Chatterton An Annotated Bibliography (1981)

Murray Warren

Perfect for a collector of Chatterton editions.

A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Thomas Chatterton (Thesis) (1972)

A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Thomas Chatterton (Published) (1977)

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.  1974 corrected reprint.
Items 49-65 list TC's works and the major publications of the Rowley controversy. The supplement contains an extra item, 64a, and some corrections. 
[QE!: I was intrigued by this entry, so I stopped working on the OCR-ing of Jean's bibliography and searched for this item and found it at (how would we cope without The underlined black link above is for the corrected edition of 1974; in order to view the chapter on the ‘Rowley Controversy’ you need a free account, which will allow you to borrow the book for an hour, and you can renew the loan after the hour is up.]

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.

Works relating to the City of Bristol: Chattertoniana

Hyett & Bazeley

Chattertoniana (1914)

Barker W.R. 

A Catalogue of the autograph manuscripts and other remains of Thomas Chatterton now in the Bristol Museum of Antiquities; with notes and illustrations.

Waiting to photograph a copy 

(.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 2023.

Jean C. Rowles, Chatterton Bibliography
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