Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke f. 48

Pocket memorandum book, 1672.

Bound with: Goldsmith. 1672[.] An almanack for the year of our Lord God 1672. Being the bissestile or leap-year: and from the creation, 5621. Wherein is contained many observations, pleasant, necessary and useful. With descriptions of the highways, marts, and fairs. The like not extant by any other[.] Composed by J. Goldsmith. London printed by T. Ratcliff for the Company of Stationers, 1672.

12o. 97 × 48 mm. A-B12 [10], [48] pages + 98 pages (pp. 40-94 blank) [the memorandum book]. Bound in calf, with two clasps (one of which survives). On the front pastedown, Locke wrote “RR 24” (his shelfmark) and his paraph.

The memorandum book contains mostly notes about money and other financial matters. Many entries are crossed out, indicating that they have been copied into Locke’s ledger (MS. Locke c. 1); however, there are no page references to the ledger in this book.

At some point, the back of the book was also used for a few notes (pp. 98-94 rev.).