Miscellaneous papers, chiefly by John Aubrey, Written in the second half of the 18th century
MS. Aubrey 21
Miscellaneous papers, chiefly by John Aubrey, of which the chief items are:
- Fol. 1. A nearly complete draught on parchment of a deed between Lewes Steuings of Braunton and Richard Lyell of Bishop's Teignton, both in Devon, about land at East Teignmouth, Feb. 24, 12 Charles II (1659/60, probably really 1660). This was formerly used as a cover for the loose papers forming the volume.
- Fol. 3. A poem of six lines 'Vpon the state of Nature', by and in the hand of James Harington the author of Oceana.
- Fol. 4.. '[The] Countrey Revell, or the Revell of Aldford [i.e. Christian Malford, co. Wilts]', a comedy by and in the hand of John Aubrey. This is chiefly written on fols. 6-24 of some Interrogatories and depositions administered to or made by Samuel Toovey, an attorney, in the matter of a trial of Edward Smith (v) William and Mary Griffith and Thomas Gayley, in 1635, in which Roger Aubrey was concerned.
- Fol. 25. A list of 'The Writers of the R[oyal] Society' and their works, by J. Aubrey, April 26, 1682: followed by 'An alphabeticall Catalogue of the Fellowes of the Royall Societie' of about the same date, also by J. Aubrey (fol. 29).
- Fols. 54, 75. Personal papers and notes of John Aubrey, many of which are printed in Aubrey's Brief Lives, ed. Clark (1898), ii. 325-30, and elsewhere in that book.
- Fol. 69. 'A survey of Our Lady-Church at Salisbury, taken by Dr. Christopher Wren ... anno Domini 1669', a copy by Aubrey.
- Written in the second half of the 18th century
Language of Materials
MS. Aubrey 21
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. 25291
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