Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke e. 17

A bound volume containing miscellaneous notes and documents. The notebook was begun during Locke’s first years at Oxford, but later material was added. The initial pages were used as a commonplace book; there is a rudimentary alphabetical index (only two entries) on pp. 353-355.

The volume includes copies by Locke and others of a number of Restoration poems, including several by Locke’s friend Sir William Godolphin. Perhaps the most interesting item is “Some General Reflections upon The beginning of St: John”s Gospel,” in the hand of Sylvester Brounower (pp. [175]-[223]).

xxviii, 358 pages (pp. 224-358 blank). 180 × 140 mm. Bound in calf, with some blind tooling.

pp. 175-223:

Some general reflections upon the beginning of St. John’s Gospel [1690s?]