Catalogue Entry: OTHE00026

Chapter 9: 'A Truely to be Respected Learned Man.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

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[1] Wise (1738) p. 000.

[2] Samuel Gale to Stukeley, 14 May 1740, in SS 1, p. 320.

[3] Roger Gale to Stukeley, 20 May 1740, in SS 3. p. 274.

[4] Roger Gale to Stukeley, 11 December 1741, in SS 1 p. 329.

[5] Fothergill to Dr Robert Key, London, 6 August 1744. Booth and Corner (1971), pp. 94-5.

[6] Willis to Stukeley, 10 June 1745, quoted in Nichols (1817) p. 806.

[7] Stukeley to Borlase, 17 October 1749, quoted in Pool (1966), p. 11. The two were put in touch by their mutual friend, da Costa.

[8] Borlase (1754) p. 76.

[9] Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 677/3 f. 7. Abury sold for a guinea and the Itinerarium Curiosum for two. The subscription list for Abury is CCCC MS 552.

[10] Cooke (1754) 'The Argument' unpaginated, and also p. 29; p. 1.

[11] Ibid. pp. 5; 9; 28; 37.

[12] Ibid. pp. 63-9.

[13] Wood (1747) pp. 6-11.

[14] Ibid. p. 8.

[15] Ibid. pp. 21-2.

[16] See Haycock (1999) p. 00.

[17] Stukeley, diary 3 August 1763, in SS 3, pp. 275-6.

[18] Roger Gale to Stukeley, 6 August 1763, in Nichols (1817) p. 57.

[19] Warburton to Stukeley, 6 August 1763, in Nichols (1817) p. 57. [CHECK]

[20] Stukeley, diary 3 August 1763, in SS 3, pp. 275-6.

[21] Gough (1768) p. 000.

[22] Gough (1789), quoted in Long (1876), pp. 47-50.

[23] Hearne, diary, 9 October 1722, in SS 1, p. 169.

[24] See Clapinson (1985-88) p. 110, and SS 1, p. 170.

[25] Roger Gale to John Clerk, 6 September 1726, SS 3, p. 93.

[26] Hearne, diary, 10 September 1724, in SS 1, p. 170.

[27] Jeremiah Miles to William Borlase, 23 March 1754 and 25 April 1754, quoted in Pool (1966) p. 13.

[28] Borlase to da Costa, 19 March 1759. BL Add MS Add. MS 28,535 f. 00000.

[29] Da Costa to Borlase, 14 July 1759. BL Add. MS 28,535 f. 308/99.

[30] Ibid.

[31] Charles Godwin to John Hutchins, 23 December 1763. Quoted in Nichols (1814) 8, p. 240.

[32] Stukeley, diary, 22 February 1753, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 132 f. 42.

[33] Hill (1750), pp. 17-9.

[34] See newspaper cutting in Bod. MS Eng. misc. c.314. The marriage was not a success, one nineteenth-century historian recording, 'Stukeley, it is well known, married Discord, personified in the sister of his friend.' Quoted in Piggott (1985) p. 115.

[35] For 'fumopolis' see Stukeley to Samuel Gale, 2 February 1738, SS 1, p. 299; for his responses to the Montagu offer see Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 126 f. 83v; Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 121 f. 92; Bod MS Eng. misc. e. 667/5 f. 18. As the Antiquarian Society now met later on the same night as the Royal Society, Thursday, Stukeley only rarely attended its meetings.

[36] See Weld (1848), vol. 1, pp. 514-6.

[37] Quoted in Weld (1848), vol. 1, p. 526.

[38] Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 129 f. 56.

[39] Philosophical Transactions vol. 46, pp. 641-5, 657-69, 731-50.

[40] SS 3, p. 480; Stukeley (1750) p. 20. See Schaffer (1983) for a discussion of the context of Stukeley's paper.

[41] Quoted from Horace Walpole Correspondence, edited by W. S. Lewis (1960) vol. 20, p. 154, in Schaffer (1980) p.18. Stukeley owned a copy of Bevis's book; Piggott (1974) p. 439, catalogue no. 437.

[42] Adams (1938) p. 414. Schaffer (1980) p. 18 writes how the 1750 earthquakes provided Stukeley 'with an excellent opportunity for showing how effective natural philosophy could be when deployed in the moral realm'.

[43] Bod. MS Eng. misc. e.129 f. 51.

[44] Stukeley to Maurice Johnson, 13 April 1751, quoted in Fraser (1994), p. 49.

[45] Stukeley, diary, 31 October 1751, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 130 f. 81.

[46] Stukeley, diary, 14 March 1751, in ibid. f. 39. As early as 1740 Stukeley had noted 'that extraordinary genius at clockmaking' Mr Harrison, 'who bids fair for the golden prize due to the discovery of the longitude.' Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 125 f. 7.

[47] Stukeley, SS 1, pp. 99-100.

[48] Bod MS Eng. misc. e. 124 f. 72.

[49] Borlase to da Costa, 20 January 1752, BL Add. MS 28535 f. 68.

[50] Stukeley, diary, 3 May 1753, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 132 f. 38.

[51] See Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 131 ff. 47-65; Philosophical Transactions 47, pp. 505-513

[52] Stukeley, diary, 5 July 1753, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 132 f. 77. This paper had been given on 3 May 1753 and was eventually published in Philosophical Transactions 48 (1753) pp. 221-6.

[53] Stukeley, diary 27 February 1752, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 131 ff. 29-30. On the Antiquaries gaining their Charter, see Haycock (2000).

[54] Stukeley Bod. MS Eng. misc. d. 453 f. 108.

[55] Philosophical Transactions 59 (1769), p. 489.

[56] Ibid. p. 491-4.

[57] FM MS 1130 Stu (13).

[58] SS 2, p. 116.

[59] Bod. MS Eng. misc. d. 453 f. 109.

[60] FM MS 1130 Stu (13).

[61] For an original illustration of the bust, see Iversen (1993), plate xviii. Wellcome MS 4723 contains a piece of paper written out by Stukeley with eleven Egyptian hieroglyphs compared with similar-looking Chinese symbols, together with their respective, different translations in English.

[62] Bertram to Stukeley, 10 November 1747, Bod. MS Eng. Letters b.2, f. 9.

[63] Bertram to Stukeley, 1747, Bod. MS Eng. Letters b.2, f. 7-8

[64] Stukeley (1757b) p. 12,

[65] Ibid. p. 14

[66] Ibid. p. 5-6

[67] Bertram to Stukeley, 16 September 1763, Bod. MS Eng. Letters b.2 f. 82v--83.

[68] Stukeley (1757b) p. 8

[69] Bertram to Stukeley, 5 March 1759, Bod. MS Eng. Letters b. 2 f. 66r.

[70] Ibid.

[71] Bertram to Stukeley, 12 May 1749, in ibid. f. 24r.

[72] Bertram to Stukeley, 11 December 1756, in ibid. f. 48.

[73] DNB.

[74] See Stafford (1988), chapter 2.

[75] 'To the candid reader', Stukeley (1763b) p. 3.

[76] Stukeley (1763b) p. 5.

[77] Ibid. pp. 7, 11-12.

[78] Ibid. pp. 12-13.

[79] Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Isles (1775), quoted in Stafford, p. 2.

[80] Stafford (1988) p. 14.

[81] Ibid. p. 97.

[82] Piggott (1986) p. 119.

[83] Stukeley, Bod. MS Eng. misc. e. 139 f. 69.

[84] For an account of Stukeley's death, see the memoir by Peter Collinson in the Gentleman's Magazine (1765), p. 211. For a copy of his will, see Antiquity 25 (1951), pp. 213-4.

[85] Da Costa to James West, 17 October 1765, in Nichols (1822) Vol. 4, p. 793.

[86] Quoted in Coffin (1994), pp. 121-2.

[87] William Warburton to Richard Hurd, 4 March 1765, in Nichols (1817) Vol. 2, p. 59. Leslie Stephen wrote of Warburton, 'Probably no man who has lived in recent times has ever told so many of his fellow-creatures that they were unmitigated fools and liars.' Stephen (1902) pp. 346-7.

[88] Gough (1768) pp. 532-3. On Gough, see Sweet (2001).

[89] 'Bona Dea', September 1760, Bod Ms Eng. misc. e. 667/4 f. 6v.

[90] Wellcome MS 4724 f. 3.

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