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Stow, John, 1525?-1605


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  • Variants

    • Stow, Mr. (John), 1525?-1605
    • Stowe, John, 1525?-1605
    • Seymour, Robert, 1525?-1605
    • Stow, Iohn, 1525?-1605
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1525?
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1524,1525]Oxford dictionary of national biography, 20 May 2015
    • Death Date

        16050405
    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England and Wales
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Manuscripts--Collectors and collecting
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Manuscripts--Collectors and collecting
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      • Sources

        • found: His The abridgement of the English chronicle ... 1611:t.p. (John Stow)
        • found: DNB(Stow, John, 1525?-1605; chronicler and antiquary)
        • found: InU/Wing STC files(usage: Robert Seymour; Mr. Stow; John Stowe)
        • found: LC data base, 3/18/86(hdg.: Stow, John, 1525?-1605)
        • found: nuc89-79053: A Suruay of London [MI] 1603(hdg. on CSt rept.: Stow, John, 1525?-1605; usage: Iohn Stow)
        • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 20 May 2015(Stow (Stowe), John (1524/5-1605); also spelled his own name Stowe; historian; born in the parish of St Michael Cornhill, London; he resided in Lime Street ward at the time of his death; died in London aged eighty on 5 April 1605, was buried in the parish church of St Andrew Undershaft; wrote English with fluency and clarity, had a good command of Latin; was admitted to the freedom of the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1547 but remained for nearly 30 years a member of the subordinate Bachelors' or Yeoman Company; towards the end of his life, Stow devoted the bulk of his time to collecting historical records and to writing; antiquary; prolific, knowledgeable manuscript collector; prolific historical writer; pursued literary interests until late in life; first publication, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed, with divers addicions whiche were never in printe before (1561); earlier Stow worked on William Thynne's Chaucer edition of 1532 and in his own work corrected and enlarged it along lines severely criticized by later authorities; later he supplied his notes to Thomas Speght, who incorporated them in his edition of 1598; edited a collection of 33 works of John Skelton, Pithy Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister Skelton (1568); most famous work, A Survey of London (1598, expanded second edition 1603), a topographical survey of the city and its suburbs; made significant contributions to the famous second edition of Holinshed's Chronicles (1587))
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        • 1986-04-18: new
        • 2015-05-27: revised
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