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Life of the author and 'Monumenta' parts 1 and 2, written chiefly in about 1665-1693 by J. Aubrey

MS. Top. gen. c. 24
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  1. (fol. 1). Life of the author, and account of the Monumenta, by R. C. H. (19th cent.), with Aubrey's List of his MSS. 'deposited with Mr. Rob. Hooke at Gresham College, Aug. 11, 1690' (fol. 13);
  2. (fol. 13). Monumenta, part 1, 'Templa Druidum', dealing with Druids and Druidical temples, especially Avebury (fol. 31) and Stonehenge (fols. 57, 81), with plans of each: there are letters from Dr. Robert Toope, Dec. 1, 1685 (fol. 14, cf. 45), bp. T. Tanner, July 13, 1693 (fol. 18), Henry Vaughan, Oct. 9, 1694 (fol. 112), and prof. James Garden (five), 1692-1695 (fol. 114): and plans of Stanton Drew (fol. 54), the Rollright Stones (fol. 54v), and other monuments;
  3. (fol. 137). Monumenta, part 2, dealing with camps, Roman towns, and walls, etc., 1668, with many plans, and at fol. 250 a map of South England in Roman times (1668): at fol. 258 is a letter from Anthony Henley, Sept. 19 (abt. 1670), and at fols. 265, 267 are notes on Pits and old Horns.

Copies of Latin inscriptions found in Great Britain occur at fols. 19, 219, 223 and 247.


  • Creation: written chiefly in about 1665-1693 by J. Aubrey


281 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. c. 24

Former reference:

MS. Aubrey 14

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. V, no. 28426.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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