Royal Society, London

Boyle Letters, Volume 5

f. 35:

Letter from John Read to Locke, [autumn 1665?]; enclosed in a letter from Read to Robert Boyle.

Printed: Corr., ix. 174A.

MS L 5-6

no. 90:

Letter from Locke to Henry Oldenburg, 20 May 1675.

Superscription: Exeter house 20 May 75

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir your most humble servant | John Locke.

Address: For Mr Henry Oldenbourg at his house in the Pall Mall

Endorsements [by Oldenburg?]: (a) Mr Locks letter entred N.7/1675; (b) Mr Locks letter to Mr Oldenburg concerning a poisonous fish about the Bahama islands; (c) Mr Lock about fish in the Bahama Islands / entred N.7; (d) Read May 27: 75. Enterd L B. 7. 234. Printed Trans: 114.

Includes an extract from Lilburne’s letter of [6 August] 1674; read by Oldenburg at the meeting of the Royal Society on 27 May; printed in the Philosophical transaction x. 312.

Printed: De Beer, i. 299; A collection of several pieces (1720), pages 249-251.

no. 91:

Letter from Locke to Robert Hooke, 19/29 October 1678.

Superscription: Montpellier 29 Oct 78

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir | your very humble servant | J Locke.

Address: For Mr Hooke at Gresham Colledg

Endorsements [by Hooke?]: (a) containing observation on an Eclipse of the Moon at Montpellier, 29 Oct. –78 | Lr 12 | NP. | P. because Cassini observed the same at Paris in L.A. V. 1. p. 320.; (b) Read December 12: 78.

At the top of the page above Locke’s letter is a description in French of the eclipse, probably written by Pierre Jolly.

Printed: De Beer, i. 413.