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Society of Antiquaries. 'Memoirs towards an History of the Antiquarian Society' by William Stukeley

Reference code
MSS/0011
Title
Society of Antiquaries. 'Memoirs towards an History of the Antiquarian Society' by William Stukeley
Date
1752
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 24. Octavo. Bound with MSS/0009, 0010.
Scope and content
Memoirs towards an History of the Antiquarian Society by Dr William Stukeley, FSA. Autograph. Addressed (fol. ii) to George, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, FSA, 23 April 1752. Stukeley gives an account of the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries, and his recollections of the foundation and early years of SA from 1717, with lists of founder members (additions in another hand, fols. 12, 13) and obits 1623-1752, fols. 23-4v. Another version, 1760, is Bodl. Lib., MS Eng. Misc.e. 396. See Evans (1956), 9, 50-2 (events in 1717); S. Piggott, William Stukeley (1985), 145. See also MSS/0266.
Creator
Stukeley, William (1687-1765), Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/11
Archival history
Read and presented by Dr William Stukeley, FSA, 23 Apr. 1752 (fol.i).
Related units of description
Minute Book VII, fol.14v.