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Society of Antiquaries. Minute Book

Reference code
MSS/0268
Title
Society of Antiquaries. Minute Book
Date
1718-1729
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 83. Folio. Vellum. Signature of William Stukeley, MD, 1725, fol. i.
Scope and content
Minute Book Antiquarian Society 1722’ (Front cover). Copy (fols. 4-66v) of the Minute Books from 3 Jan. 1722-19 Jan. 1726 by Dr William Stukeley, Sec. SA; 1726, with later additions. Preceded by extracts from earlier minutes from 5 Feb. 1718, and miscellaneous notes on recent discoveries (fols. 1-2), a list of founders of SA (fol. 3), and followed by notes relating to Grantham, June 1726 (fols. 67v-74v); discoveries (Livia's tomb, 1726, fol. 67; Risley Park lanx, 1729, fol. 75); 'stonekillers', 1724-53 (fol. 75v); obits of famous antiquaries (fol. 76), note conc. Mrs Betty Bruce and Arthur's Oon (fol. 76v). With pen, etc., drawings (fol. 31v, painted). At the end (fols. 77-83 reversed):- Celtic monument at Revesby, Lincs. (fol. 77); list of works (i.e. plates) of SA (fol. 78); inscriptions on a cross at Drayton near Norwich, etc. (fol. 78v); articles of SA, 1 Jan. 1718 (fols. 79-81); signatures of Fellows with their mottoes (fol. 82); list of subscribers to the engraving of the font of St James's church, 6 Nov. 1717 (fol. 83). See SAL/MS/265, fols. 74, 70v-57 reversed, for minutes 1718-21. Evans (1956), 57-8.
Creator
Stukeley, William (1687-1765), Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/268
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