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'An Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum ', Written in about 1670-1690 by John Aubrey

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MS. Aubrey 5

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'An Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum' (an old list of places in England) by John Aubrey, an incomplete work consisting of a preface and a list of place-names with occasional notes of their meaning. Meredith Lloyd, a chemist, supplied a list of Welsh words in 1675 (fol. 4) and Edward Lhuyd a Welsh glossary in 1689 (fol. 6).

At fols. 96, 107 are printed lists forming a 'Villare Scoticum' and 'Villare Hibernicum'. There are also a letter from Aubrey to E. Lhuyd, Apr. 21, 1691 (fol. 2), Aubrey's epitaph written by himself (fol. 122), and an autograph list of his works, Nov. 18, 1692 (fol. 123v).

Dates

  • Written in about 1670-1690 by John Aubrey

Extent

129 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Aubrey 5

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6546

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (58)

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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