Home  / CUN

'William Cunnington's Account of Barrows &c for Sir Richard Hoare Bart.'

Reference code
'William Cunnington's Account of Barrows &c for Sir Richard Hoare Bart.'
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. v + 76, iv + 135, ii + 91, ii + 87, i + 4. Five volumes.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Account by William Cunnington of excavations in Wiltshire, with notes by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Bt., and others; Indexes of barrows prefixed to Vols. I-IV. With a few sketchplans and original letters:- Phillip Crocker to the Rev. W. Coxe, 1 June 1802, conc. Bratton Castle, Vol. II, fols. 92a, b; two letters from Charles Mayo and one from Cunnington, probably all to Hoare, conc. Marden, Vol. III, fols. 70b-h.
Cunnington, William (1754-1810), geologist and archaeologist
Previous reference number(s)
Archival history
From the Stourhead Library (Catalogue of the Library at Stourhead, Wilts. (1840), 419). Stourhead sale, Sotheby's, 30 July 1883, lot 464. Exhibited and presented by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, CB, PSA, 10 May 1894 (bookplate, Vol. I, fol. i). Proc., 2nd ser., 15 (1893-5), 177.
Related units of description
See Archaeologia, 15 (1806), 122-9, 338-46, for four letters of Cunnington to Aylmer Burke Lambert, FRS, FSA, conc. Wiltshire tumuli, 1802-4. Another copy (not identical) of Cunnington's report is preserved in the library of the Wiltshire Archaeological Society, Devizes. For Sir Richard Hoare see also HOA (was MS 302), WOK (was MS 846) and SA drawings collections.