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Biographical notes by John Aubrey

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 22-23
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Biographical notes by John Aubrey on several contemporaries, evidently prepared for Anthony Wood. It is possible that the remarks informed not only Wood's Athenae Oxoniensis, but also Aubrey's own Brief lives. The notes are written on part of a letter which bears John Aubrey's address in Wood's hand, and mention Fabian Philips, various members of the Wylde family, John Earle and others. On the verso is a note written by Thomas Napier about his father Sir Richard Napier.


  • Creation: 1689


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  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 22].

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 22-23

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CMD ID 6643


Biographical notes by John Aubrey.

Biographical / Historical

For further biographical information on John Aubrey and Anthony Wood see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Bonham's sale of Roy Davids' collection, Mar 2011. Sponsored in part by Anne Abley, Duke Humfrey's Night, 15 Oct 2011.

Biographical notes by John Aubrey
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