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Papers of William Stukeley


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Papers of William Stukeley, including diaries, correspondence, and notes on topography, antiquities and coins.


  • Creation: 1687-1861


7.60 Linear metres (116 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 65, fols. 1-2].

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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


Papers of William Stukeley

Biographical / Historical

William Stukeley (1687-1765) was an Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

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
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom