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A transcript of Elias Ashmole's Memoirs

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MS. Add. A. 211
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A transcript of Elias Ashmole's Memoirs contained in MS. Ashm. 1136, foll. 2-98, 111a with the first two leaves lost. It begins (before 1633) 'an Affection towards me': ends Oct. 9, 1687.

(fols. 45-end) are blank.

This appears to be a copy made for the edition of the Diary published in 1717 by Charles Burman.


  • Creation: written early in the 18th century


80 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 211, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 211

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18891


A transcript of Elias Ashmole's Memoirs, written early in the 18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Burman (fl. 1717).

Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) was an astrologer and antiquary.

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. 29225.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought on April 8, 1882, from mr. W. Butt of Axmouth for 5s.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 5/8 × 6 3/4 in.

A transcript of Elias Ashmole's Memoirs
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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