The Digital Ark

Elias Ashmole (1617-1692)

  • MS Book of Benefactors (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the Junior Proctor (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the Principal of Brasenose College (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the Regius Professor of Medicine (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the Senior Proctor (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the Vice-Chancellor (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS Book of the dean of Christ Church (MacGregor, ed.)
  • MS The Book of the Junior Proctor (MacGregor, ed.)
  • John Bargrave (1610-1680)

  • 18th-c coin catalogue (Canterbury Cathedral Lit MS E 16b)
  • 18th-c coin catalogue (Canterbury Cathedral Lit MS E 16c)
  • 18th-c coin catalogue (Canterbury Cathedral Lit MS E 16d)
  • Gentle Traveller (Curatorial catalogue)
  • A fragmented list of some objects (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • A list of some objects (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • A memo dated 28 April 1658 (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • A noate of the Legacye given by Dr.Bargraue to the Librarey of Xtchurch: Canterb: (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • Bargrave's Travel Diary (Canterbury Cathedral CCA U11/8)
  • Bargrave's catalogue: Rara, Antiqua, et Numismata Bargraviana (Canterbury Cathedral Lit MS E 16a)
  • Bargrave's labels (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • Numismata Cassauboniana: A Schedule in the Cabanett of Dr Cassobans Guift of Ancient Coines or Medalls (Canterbury Cathedral loose papers)
  • Thomas (1604-1673) and Edward (1644-1708) Browne

  • Musaeum Clausum (1684)
  • Objects mentioned in correspondence [coming soon]
  • Walter Cope (c. 1553-1614)

  • Frederic Gerschow's diary of Philip Julius's visit to Cope's Museum (1602)
  • Thomas Platter's travel diary (1599)
  • William Courten (1642-1702)

  • Courten's account books (British Library Sloane 3961) [coming soon]
  • Robert Hubert (fl. 1664-9)

  • A Catalogue of Many Natural Rarities (Authorial, print 1664
  • A Catalogue of Many Natural Rarities (Authorial, print 1665
  • A Catalogue of Those Rarities Collected (Authorial, print 1669)
  • Oxford Anatomy School

  • Olai Borrichii Itinerarium
  • A Catalogue of the Benefactors to the Anatomy Schoole in Oxon. (Rawlinson Q.e. 36)
  • An Exact and particular Account of the rarities in the Anatomy School (Oxford MS Rawlinson C. 865)
  • [Description of Oxford Anatomy School collection by Heinrich Ludolff Benthem] [coming soon]
  • [Description of Oxford Anatomy School collection by Ole Borch] [coming soon]
  • [Excerpt from Travel Diary of Jean Fontaine and Louis Schönbub] [coming soon]
  • [Excerpts from Zacharias Uffenbach's diary of his visit to Oxford in 1710 in the company of his brother Johann Friedrich Uffenbach] [coming soon]
  • [Inventory A: Catalogus Rariourm] (Oxford MS Rawlinson D. 912, fols. 201-2)
  • [Inventory B] (Oxford MS Rawlinson D. 912, fols. 203-5)
  • William (c.1610-1663) and Robert (1631-1683) Paston

  • Apartments in Oxnead Hall in Norfolk ... Inventory (British Library Add. 36988) [coming soon]
  • Inventory of Ornamental Plate, &c formerly at Oxnead Hall (1844)
  • Rebecca Paston (d. 1694)

  • Curiosities, in Lady Paston's Closet (Pembroke College MSS LC. II. 230) [coming soon]
  • Royal Society of London

  • Grew, Musaeum Regalis (1685)
  • George Ruthven (1546-1638)

  • Inventarie of the Gabions, in M. George his Cabinet (1638)
  • Georg Christoph Stirn (c.1616 - )

  • [Travel Diary of Georg Christoph Stirn of Nuremberg, includes description of the Tradescant collection, as well as those in the tower and at Oxford]
  • Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725)

  • A note of transfer of objects from Ralph Thoresby's collection (Yorkshire Archaeological Society MS19)
  • List of objects sent in a parcel to Ralph Thoresby (Yorkshire Archaeological Society MS19)
  • Ralph Thoresby's guestbook of visitors to his museum (Yorkshire Archaeological Society MS27)
  • Thoresby, Musaeum Thoresbyanum (1713)
  • John Tradescant (elder, d. 1638 and younger, 1608-1662)

  • Musaeum Tradescantianum (1656)
  • Peter Mundy's description of the Tradescants' Ark in his travel diary (1634)
  • William Walker (1608-1662)

  • A Cataloge of Rarities Belonging to William Walker (donated to Sir Hans Sloane (18th-c)
  • Francis Willughby (1635-1672)and John Ray (1627-1705)

  • Excerpts from Ornithology (1876) related to Sir Thomas Browne's and the Tradescants' collections