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John Blatchly collection of copies of papers associated with William Stukeley

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John Blatchly collection of copies of papers associated with William Stukeley
20th century
18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. 15 (mounts)
Photocopies laid down on large oblong folio sheets, in a cream envelope. Large quarto home-made folder, black spine, with cream boards re-used from commercial packaging.
Scope and content
Photocopies of MSS, drawings and engravings by or associated with Dr William Stukeley (1687-1765), owned by Dr John M Blatchly, FSA, who has annotated the mounts throughout. Contents:-

(1) Descriptive note on the contents by Dr Blatchly. fol. 1;-

(2) Pen and wash drawing by Stukeley of the monument to Archbishop John Dolben in York Minster which was damaged by fire in 1829 and restored in 1951. fol. 2;-

(3) Wash/pen drawings by Stukeley of (a) the back of the bust dug up at Cambridge, 1754, thought by Stukeley to be Oriuna, wife of Carausius (a mistaken hypothesis) and (b) a pyx cloth. fol. 3;-

(4) Engravings or pen/brush and wash drawings of deities, Horus, Isis, etc., annotated by Stukeley with references to the antiquaries Matthew Duane, FSA, and Nicholas Mahudel, and to Montfaucon's L'Antiquité expliquée (1722) and supplement (1724). fols. 4-6;-

(5) Four items:- (a) a brush drawing of the Chinese representation of the Creator deity and (b-d) engravings of Diana and the Ephesians, etc. fol. 7;-

(6) Two engravings of (a) Latona on Delos and (b) the temple at Tensio Daisin at Isie. fol. 8;-

(7) Pen drawings and a proof engraving of coins and medals, with annotations by Stukeley, and a note by him on a sermon of Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough, and a predecessor of Stukeley as incumbent at Stamford. fols. 9-10;-

(8) Sentences from the Psalms copied by Stukeley and entitled 'Sunday Morning Hymn', 'Evening Hymn' and 'Sunday'. Three sheets (originals folded). fols. 11-13v;-

(9) Draft epitaph for Stukeley by his daughters, intended for St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, the living held by Stukeley at the time of his death. fol. 14;-

(10) Wash drawing by S. Wilkinson after an original drawing by Stukeley, now lost, of 'Six Barrows near Stevenage', fol. 15.
Stukeley, William (1687-1765), Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist
Blatchly, John Marcus (1932-2015), schoolmaster, author and Suffolk historian
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