John Aubrey (1626-1697) was an antiquary. He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford, 1642, and was a Student at the Middle Temple, London, 1646. He brought to light megalithic remains at Avebury in 1649. He formed large topographical collections in Wiltshire and Surrey, and left in manuscript much antiquarian and historical material. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Manuscripts of John Aubrey, including:
The manuscripts were presented to the Ashmolean Museum by John Aubrey at various dates.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were transferred to the Library from the Ashmolean in 1860.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
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. II, nos. 6543-6, 7542, 8073, 8312, and vol. V, nos. 25278-25293.Related Units of Description
See also John Aubrey's 'Monumenta Britannica'.Publication Note
An account of the manuscripts and their donor is in John Britton, Memoir of John Aubrey (London, 1845).
Biography | 17th century
Aubrey | John | 1626-1697 | Antiquary Topographer