William Stukeley (1687-1765) was an Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Papers of William Stukeley, including diaries, correspondence, and notes on topography, antiquities and coins.
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, 1924-55. See the Summary Catalogue for further details.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/).
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.Publication Note
Many of these manuscripts were used by Stuart Piggott in his William Stukeley (Oxford, 1950, 2nd ed. 1985).
Diaries | 18th century
Stukeley | William | 1687-1765 | Anglican Clergyman Physician Antiquary and Archaeologist
Great Britain | Topography