The Care of County Muniments
“Said a General staying at Riseley
Who had dined very well but not wisely,
As he laid his poor head in a strawberry bed
'Pray call me at seven precisely'”
The Fowler Collection is the personal research collection of Dr George Herbert Fowler. It contains approximately 3000 books, journals and pamphlets, reflecting the myriad interests of Dr Fowler, but chiefly related to published secondary sources for the study of history, especially the Mediaeval period, local history, and genealogy.
The collection is also strong on archive administration and records conservation.
The collection was bequeathed to the Bedfordshire Historical Records Society in 1940 and loaned by them to the University of Northampton in 2004.
The collection is searchable via NELSON and there is also a printed list. The collection is located in the Learning Hub, with the more valuable items kept in Special Collections.