Papers of William Stukeley
Papers of William Stukeley, including diaries, correspondence, and notes on topography, antiquities and coins.
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 65].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. b. 65-67, b. 72, c. 113-114, c. 306, c. 313-319, c. 321-323, c. 351, c. 355, c. 400-401, c. 533, c. 538, d. 143, d. 439-459, d. 480, d. 719, e. 121-141, e. 149-151, e. 195-196, e. 260, e. 374-390, e. 396, e. 403-404, e. 553-554, e. 650-652, e. 666-667, f. 93; Eng. lett. b. 2, c. 9-10, d. 35; Mus. e. 33; Num. e. 18; Top. eccles. d. 6; Top. gen. b. 52-53, c. 37, d. 13-14, e. 61, e. 66-68, g. 1; Top. Lincs. e. 7; Top. Northumberland e. 2; Top. Wilts. c. 4, e. 6
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7349
Biographical / Historical
William Stukeley (1687-1765) was an Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 42243-392.
One of Stukeley's daughters married Richard Fleming, solicitor and executor of Stukeley. Through their only daughter, Frances, the bulk of Stukeley's papers passed to the St. John family of Dinmore Court, Herefordshire. Some were illegally sold to John Britton by John F. St. John, ca. 1834, but recovered by H. Fleming St. John after Britton's death in 1857.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were acquired by the Library, 1924-1955. See the Summary Catalogue for further details.
- Many of these manuscripts were used by Stuart Piggott in his William Stukeley (Oxford, 1950, 2nd ed. 1985).
- Papers of William Stukeley
- Emily Tarrant
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