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'Monumenta' parts 3 and 4, written chiefly in about 1665-1693 by J. Aubrey

MS. Top. gen. c. 25

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(fol. 4). Monumenta, part 3, containing sepulchral monuments, roads and dykes, pavements, coins, etc., with many plans, and letters from James Tyrrell of Shotover, Nov. 1692 (fol. 51), Thomas Guidott, July 20, 1689 (fol. 118), Andrew Paschal, two, 1689 (fol. 120);

(fol. 150). Monumenta, part 4, Στρώματα, including 'Chronologia Architectonica', 1671, an early and interesting attempt to discover a sequence of styles (fol. 152), (Chronologia Aspidologica', notes on escutcheons (fol. 180), 'Chronologia Graphica', a study of palæography, 1689 (fol. 185), illustrated by:

  1. two leaves of an 11th cent. Vulgate, the first leaf bearing a list of capitula xcii-cxix, the second Ecclesiasticus iii. 18 - iv. 7;
  2. a letter from John Whitson of Bristol, Dec. 6, 1621;
  3. a record of sales of land by Thomas Pope of Hartlip in Kent (early 16th century), etc., 'Chronologia Vestiaria', a history of costume (fol. 197), notes on 'Nouuelles', prices, weights and measures, etc. (fol. 207), with a copy of an Assize of Beer and Bread from the Red Book of Bath, 1428 (fol. 216, cf. 226), and a paper on 'the proportions of the several languages, ingredients of our English', 1692/3 (fol. 238).

Copies of Latin inscriptions found in Great Britain occur at fol. 3.


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


250 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. gen. c. 25

Former reference:

MS. Aubrey 15

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. 28427.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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