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'Σχεδιάσμαra. Brief Lives' by John Aubrey, Written chiefly in 1680-1681, by J. Aubrey

MS. Aubrey 6

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'Σχεδιάσμαra. Brief Lives' by John Aubrey, part 1 of 3 and one separate volume (MS. Aubrey 9) containing 'The Life of Mr. Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, by Mr. John Aubrey ... 1679/80' These Lives, which were put together 'tumultuarily', to aid Wood in his Athenæ, were edited in 1813 by Dr. Philip Bliss and the rev. John Walker in "Letters written by Eminent Persons ... and Lives ... by John Aubrey ...", and in 1898 by the rev. Andrew Clark, who has given a full description of the MSS., in which the arrangement of the Lives is haphazard. It is dated Feb. 24, 1679/80, and contains Aubrey's bookplate at fol. 11v.


  • Written chiefly in 1680-1681, by J. Aubrey


140 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)

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MS. Aubrey 6

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. 25280

Related Materials

For the other parts see MSS. Aubrey 7-9. A few of the letters in these volumes are indexed in connexion with MSS. Aubrey 12-13.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/2 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom