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January

Locke is in Cleves, serving as secretary to the embassy of Sir Walter Vane to the Elector of Brandenburg.

Monday, 4 January 1666, n.s.

25 December 1665, o.s.

Locke attends services at the Lutheran church in Cleves; observing a baptism at the Calvinist church. [letter to Strachey, 26 December 1665/5 January 1666].

Tuesday, 5 January 1666, n.s.

26 December 1665, o.s.

Letters:

  • To William Godolphin (draft?), dated 26 December 1665/5 January 1666. [De Beer, i. 179]
  • To John Strachey, [ca. 26 December 1665/5 January 1666?]. [De Beer, i. 180]

Persons encountered: William Godolphin (letter); John Strachey (letter)

Friday, 9 January 1666, n.s.

30 December 1665, o.s.

Letter: To William Godolphin, dated 30 December 1665/9 January 1666; written from Cleves; addressed to Godolphin “at Court”. [De Beer, i. 181]

Person encountered: William Godolphin (letter)

Tuesday, 12 January 1666, n.s.

2 January 1666, o.s.

Letter: To [John Strachey?], [ca. 2/12 January 1666]; the identity of the writer is uncertain; De Beer suggests that the letter was written about a week after Locke’s letter of 26 December 1665/5 January 1666; the letter was written for dispach but perhaps never sent. [De Beer, i. 182]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Tuesday, 26 January 1666, n.s.

16 January 1666, o.s.

Letter: To Joseph Williamson, dated 16/26 January 1666; sent from Cleves; addressed to Williamson “at Court”. [De Beer, i. 183]

Person encountered: Joseph Williamson (letter)

Friday, 29 January 1666, n.s.

1666 May 5: Letter to Robert Boyle from Locke at Christ Church.

19 January 1666, o.s.

Letter: To William Godolphin, dated 19/29 January 1666; sent from Cleves; addressed to Godolphin “at Court”. [De Beer, i. 183A]

Person encountered: William Godolphin (letter)

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February

Friday, 12 February 1666, n.s.

2 February 1666, o.s.

Letter: To John Strachey, 2/12 February 1666; sent from Cleves; addressed to Strachey at Sutton Court. [De Beer, i. 184]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Tuesday, 23 February 1666, n.s.

13 February 1666, o.s.

Letter: From [Elinor Parry?], “The Oxford Gazett,” dated 13 February 1666; identity of the writer based on handwriting. [De Beer, i. 185]

Person encountered: Elinor Parry (letter)

Friday, 16 February 1666, o.s.

26 February 1666, n.s.

Letter: From John Strachey, dated 16 February 1666 (missing); answered by Locke on 6 March. [see De Beer, i. 188]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Tuesday, 20 February 1666, o.s.

2 March 1666, n.s.

Locke lands in the Downs, on his return to England from the mission to Cleves.

Thursday, 22 February 1666, o.s.

4 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: To John Strachey, dated 22 February 1665/66; sent from London; addressed to Strachey at Sutton Court. [De Beer, i. 186]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Wednesday, 28 February 1666, o.s.

10 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: To John Strachey, 28 February 1665[/66]; sent from Oxford; addressed to Strachey at Sutton Court. [De Beer, i. 187]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

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March

Tuesday, 6 March 1666, o.s.

16 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: To John Strachey, 6 March 1665/66; written from Christ Church Oxford; addressed to Strachey at Sutton Court; answers Strachey’s letter of 16 February (missing). [De Beer, i. 188]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Tuesday, 13 March 1666, o.s.

23 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: To [John Strachey?] (draft?), dated 13 March 1665/66; the recipient is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 189]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Thursday, 15 March 1666, o.s.

25 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Johannes Gerrart or Gerrard, dated 15/25 March 1666; written from Cleves; the recipient is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 190]

Person encountered: Johannes Gerrart or Gerrard (letter)

Tuesday, 20 March 1666, o.s.

30 March 1666, n.s.

Letter: To John Strachey, 20 March 1665/66; written from Christ Church Oxford; addressed to Strachey at Sutton Court. [De Beer, i. 191]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

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April

Monday, 9 April 1666, o.s.

19 April 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Lady Alford, dated 9 April 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 192]

Person encountered: Lady Alford (letter)

Tuesday, 10 April 1666, o.s.

20 April 1666, n.s.

Letter: From [Elinor Parry?], dated 10 April [1666?]; addressed to Locke at Pensford; the year is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 193]

Person encountered: Elinor Parry[?] (letter)

Tuesday, 17 April 1666, o.s.

27 April 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Franciscus Raulin, S.J., dated 17/27 April 1666; the recipient is uncertain; written from Cleves. [De Beer, i. 194]

Person encountered: Franciscus Raulin, S.J. (letter)

Monday, 23 April 1666, o.s.

3 May 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Johannes Gerrart or Gerrard, dated 23 April/3 May 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 195]

Note: Aeris gravitas, 23 April 1666 [MS Locke d. 9, page 41]

Person encountered: Johannes Gerrart or Gerrard (letter)

Monday, 30 April 1666, o.s.

10 May 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Lady Alford, dated 30 April 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 196]

Person encountered: Lady Alford (letter)

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May

Saturday, 5 May 1666, o.s.

15 May 1666, n.s.

Letter: To Robert Boyle, dated 5 May 1666; written from Christ Church Oxford; answered by Boyle on June 2. Locke reports on the encounter with the barometer and the Mendip lead miners. [De Beer, i. 197]

Persons encountered: Robert Boyle (letter)

Thursday, 10 May 1666, o.s.

20 May 1666, n.s.

Letter: From J. Schard, dated 10/20 May 1666; written from Cleves; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 198]

Persons encountered: J. Schard (letter)

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June

Saturday, 2 June 1666, o.s.

12 June 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Robert Boyle, dated 2 June 1666; written from Lees in Essex; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford; answers Locke’s letter of 5 May. [De Beer, i. 199]

Persons encountered: Robert Boyle (letter)

Monday, 4 June 1666, o.s.

14 June 1666, n.s.

Note: Rhachitis, dated 4 June 1666. [MS Locke d. 9, page 68]

Tuesday, 12 June 1666, o.s.

22 June 1666, n.s.

Letter: To John Alford, dated 12 June 1666; written at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 200]

Person encountered: John Alford (letter)

Sunday, 24 June 1666, o.s.

4 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NE 2. Fair.”; 22h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Manuscript: Weather diary, Oxford and London June 1666-June 1683; Otes Dec 1691-May 1703 Locke recorded his first weather observations on 24 June 1666, and continued his observations (though not regularly) throughout his life. [MS Locke d. 9, pages 531-471 rev.]

Monday, 25 June 1666, o.s.

5 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 4h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.”; 10h: “Wind E 1. Fair.” 15h: “Wind SE 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Tueday, 26 June 1666, o.s.

6 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Fair.”; 12h: “Wind NE 1. Thunder.”; 13h: “Wind SW 4. Thunder, Rain, Hail.”; 14h: “Wind N 0. Thunder, Rain.”; 18h: “Wind N 1. Clouds, dry.”; 22h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Wednesday, 27 June 1666, o.s.

7 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind NW 1. Rain.”; 9h: “Wind NW 1. Rain.”; 16h: “Wind W 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Letter: From George Percivall, dated 27 June 1666; written from Dublin; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 201]

Person encountered: George Percivall (letter)

Thursday, 28 June 1666, o.s.

8 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 0. Clouds.”; 17h: “Wind N 1. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Friday, 29 June 1666, o.s.

9 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Clouds.”; 19h: “Wind N 1. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Saturday, 30 June 1666, o.s.

10 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 0. Clouds.”; 20h: “Wind N 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

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July

Sunday, 1 July 1666, o.s.

11 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Monday, 2 July 1666, o.s.

12 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 11h: “Wind W 1. Clouds.”; 21h: “Rain.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Tuesday, 3 July 1666, o.s.

13 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 1. Clouds.”; 22h: “Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Letter: From Lady Alford, dated 3 July 1666. [De Beer, i. 202]

Person encountered: Lady Alford (letter)

Wednesday, 4 July 1666, o.s.

14 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 11h: “Wind W 0. Clouds.”; 17h: “SE 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Thursday, 5 July 1666, o.s.

15 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 2. Clouds.”; 23h: “wind SW 2. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:70]

Friday, 6 July 1666, o.s.

16 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 1. Fair.”; 16h: “Wind SW 1. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:70-71]

Saturday, 7 July 1666, o.s.

17 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind S 2. Fair.”; 23h: “Lightning.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Sunday, 8 July 1666, o.s.

18 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Monday, 9 July 1666, o.s.

19 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Letter: From Dr. David Thomas, dated 9 July 1666; written from London; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. — [De Beer, i. 203]

Thomas writes: “I must request one favor of you, which is to send mee word by the next opportunity, whether you can procure 12 bottles of water for my Lord Ashly to drinke in Oxford sunday and munday morneing [July 15 and 16] …” According to Lady Masham, Lord Ashley came to Oxford to visit his son and to drink the medicinal waters from Astrop. Locke procured the Astrop waters on behalf of the absent Dr. Thomas and thus made the acquaintance of Lord Ashley. From subsequent letters, it appears that Locke followed Ashley to Alstrop in early August. Locke was invited to join Ashley’s household in London, and letters begin to be addressed to him there at Exeter House in mid-November.

Person encountered: Dr. David Thomas (letter); Lord Ashley (letter)

Tuesday, 10 July 1666, o.s.

20 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind S 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Wednesday, 11 July 1666, o.s.

21 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind S 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Thursday, 12 July 1666, o.s.

22 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind S 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Friday, 13 July 1666, o.s.

23 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind W 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Saturday, 14 July 1666, o.s.

24 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 3h: “Wind SW 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Sunday, 15 July 1666, o.s.

25 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Monday, 16 July 1666, o.s.

26 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 11h: “Wind SW 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Tuesday, 17 July 1666, o.s.

27 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 5h: “Wind E 0. Clouds after Rain.”; 19h: “Wind W 1. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Wednesday, 18 July 1666, o.s.

28 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind SW 2. Fair.”; 9h: “Wind SW 2. Cloudy.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Thursday, 19 July 1666, o.s.

29 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “SW 2. Cloudy.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Letter: From Dr. David Thomas, dated 19 July 1666; written from London; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 204]

Person encountered: Dr. David Thomas (letter)

Friday, 20 July 1666, o.s.

30 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 12h: “Wind W 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Saturday, 21 July 1666, o.s.

31 July 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind W 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Sunday, 22 July 1666, o.s.

1 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Monday, 23 July 1666, o.s.

2 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E 1. Thunder, Rain.”; 15h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.”; 17h: “Wind E 1. Rain.”; 21h: “Clouds, Lightning.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Tuesday, 24 July 1666, o.s.

3 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Wednesday, 25 July 1666, o.s.

4 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Thursday, 26 July 1666, o.s.

5 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 6h: “Wind N 1. Close.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Monday, 30 July 1666, o.s.

9 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 23h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Tuesday, 31 July 1666, o.s.

10 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind NW 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

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August

early August 1666?

Letter: From Robert Hammond, [early August 1666?]; written “from the wells” [Astrop?]; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 205]

Person encountered: Robert Hammond (letter)

Wednesday, 15 August 1666, o.s.

25 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Thursday, 16 August 1666, o.s.

26 August 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Letter: From Peter Locke, dated 16 August 1666; written from Sutton; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford; forwarded to David Thomas or Nathaniel Hodges, Astrop. [De Beer, i. 207]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

Tuesday, 21 August 1666, o.s.

31 August 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Charles Perrott, dated 21 August 1666; written from Whitehall; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford, forwarded to David Thomas, Astrop. [De Beer, i. 207]

Person encountered: Charles Perrott (letter)

Wednesday, 29 August 1666, o.s.

8 September 1666, n.s.

Locke’s birthday, age 34.

Weather observations at Oxford, 21h. [Boyle, 12:71]

Thursday, 30 August 1666, o.s.

9 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Letter: From John Strachey, dated 30 August 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 208]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Friday, 31 August 1666, o.s.

10 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind NE 0. Fair.”; 9h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

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September

Saturday, 1 September 1666, o.s.

11 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 6h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.”; 9h: “Wind E 2. Clouds & sun.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Sunday, 2 September 1666, o.s.

12 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E 3. Clouds & sun.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Monday, 3 September 1666, o.s.

13 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:71]

Tuesday, 4 September 1666, o.s.

14 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E 1. Fair.”; 13h: “Wind E 2. Dim reddish Sun-shine.”; 20h. [Boyle, 12:72]

Locke notes: “This unusual Colour of the Air, which without a Cloud appearing, made the sun-beams of a strange red dim Light, was very remarkable. We had then heard nothing of the Fire of London: But it appeared afterwards to be the smoak of London then burning, which driven this way by an Easterly wind, caused this odd Phenomenon.” [Boyle, 12:72]

In his manuscript [MS. Locke d. 9] Locke notes that he “observed of 12 a clock & all the afternoon & others in the morning.”

Wednesday, 5 September 1666, o.s.

15 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 22h. [Boyle, 12:72]

Thursday, 6 September 1666, o.s.

16 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Saturday, 8 September 1666, o.s.

18 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NE 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Sunday, 9 September 1666, o.s.

19 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 1. Thick, Sun.”; 17h: “Wind S 2. Rain.”; 22h: “Wind 2. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Monday, 10 September 1666, o.s.

20 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 3. Fair.”; 16h: “Wind W 2. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Letter: From E. Bedel, dated 10 September 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. — [De Beer, i. 209]

Person encountered: E. Bedel (letter)

Tuesday, 11 September 1666, o.s.

21 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 11h: “Wind SW 2. Cloudy.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Wedesday, 12 September 1666, o.s.

22 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind S 3. Close.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Thursday, 13 September 1666, o.s.

23 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Friday, 14 September 1666, o.s.

24 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SE 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Saturday, 15 September 1666, o.s.

25 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind NE 1. Close.”; 11h: “Wind NE 1. Rain.”; 23h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Sunday, 16 September 1666, o.s.

26 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E. Mist.”; 21h: “Rain.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Monday, 17 September 1666, o.s.

27 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW 1. Close.”; 22h: “Rain.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Tuesday, 18 September 1666, o.s.

28 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NE 4. Close after Rain.”; 11h: “Wind EN 3. Close.”; 13h: “Wind EN 3. Close.”; 17h: “Wind E 2. Fair.”; 23h: “Wind 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Wednesday, 19 September 1666, o.s.

29 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Thursday, 20 September 1666, o.s.

30 September 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Close.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Friday, 21 September 1666, o.s.

1 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind 0. Thick mist.”; 22h: “Wind 0. Fog.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Saturday, 22 September 1666, o.s.

2 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind SW 1. Close.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Letter: From William Glanville, dated 22 September 1666; written from the Strand, London; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford. [De Beer, i. 210]

Person encountered: William Glanville (letter)

Sunday, 23 September 1666, o.s.

3 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 0. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Monday, 24 September 1666, o.s.

4 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind SW 1. Fair.”; 21h: “Fair, 19h few drops.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Tuesday, 25 September 1666, o.s.

5 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 6h: “Wind S 1. Clouds.”; 10h: “Wind S 3. Rain.”; 21h: “Wind 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Wednesday, 26 September 1666, o.s.

6 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind W 3. Close.” [Boyle, 12:72]

Thursday, 27 September 1666, o.s.

7 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 3. Fair.”; 23h: “Wind 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:72-73]

Friday, 28 September 1666, o.s.

8 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind W 2. Fair.”; 19h: “Wind 2. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Saturday, 29 September 1666, o.s.

9 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind WN 1. Rain.”; 12h: “Wind WN 2. Fair.”; 18h: “Wind NW 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Sunday, 30 September 1666, o.s.

10 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind WS 0. Clouds.”; 21h: “Wind 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

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October

Monday, 1 October 1666, o.s.

11 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind S 1. Clouds.”; 19h: “Wind 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Tuesday, 2 October 1666, o.s.

12 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SW 2. Close.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Wednesday, 3 October 1666, o.s.

13 October 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 7h: “Wind SW 0. Close.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Saturday, 13 October 1666, o.s.

23 October 1666, n.s.

Letter: To Peter Locke (missing), dated 13 October 1666; answered by Peter Locke on 25 October. — [see De Beer, i. 211]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

Thursday, 25 October 1666, o.s.

4 November 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Peter Locke, dated 25 October 1666; written from Sutton; addressed to Locke in Oxford; answers Locke’s letter of 13 October (missing). [De Beer, i. 211]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

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November

Wednesday, 14 November 1666, o.s.

24 November 1666, n.s.

Locke granted a royal dispensation to retain his studentship at Christ Church without taking orders. [De Beer, i. 163 n.]

Sunday, 18 November 1666, o.s.

28 November 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Dr. David Thomas, dated 18 November [1666]; written from New College, Oxford; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London; the year is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 212]

Person encountered: Dr. David Thomas (letter)

Wednesday, 21 November 1666, o.s.

1 December 1666, n.s.

Letter: From Peter Locke, dated 21 November 1666; written from Sutton; addressed to Locke in Oxford. [De Beer, i. 213]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

Sunday, 25 November 1666, o.s.

5 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h. [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: From [Elinor Parry?], dated 25 November [1666?]; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford; the year is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 214]

Person encountered: Elinor Parry (letter)

Monday, 26 November 1666, o.s.

6 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind 0. Thick Fog.”; 18h: “Wind 0. Fog.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Tuesday, 27 November 1666, o.s.

7 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 11h: “Wind W 0. Fair.”; 18h: “Wind 0. Clouds.”; 22h: “Wind 2. Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: From John Strachey, dated 27 November 1666; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London. — [De Beer, i. 215]

Person encountered: John Strachey (letter)

Wednesday, 28 November 1666, o.s.

8 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind SW 2. Rain.”; 21h: “Wind 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: To Sir Paul Neile, dated 28 November 1666 (missing); answered by Neile on 1 November. [see De Beer, i. 216]

Person encountered: Sir Paul Neile (letter)

Friday, 30 November 1666, o.s.

10 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind WS 2. Fair.”; 22h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

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December

Saturday, 1 December 1666, o.s.

11 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 0. Fair.”; 22h: “Wind 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: From Sir Paul Neile, dated 1 December 1666; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford; answers Locke’s letter of 28 November (missing). [De Beer, i. 216]

Person encountered: Sir Paul Neile (letter)

Sunday, 2 December 1666, o.s.

12 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SE 2. Clouds. Thaw.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: From John Parry, Dean of Christ Church, Dublin, dated 2 December 1666; written from Dublin; addressed to Locke at Christ Church Oxford; answered by Locke ca. 15 December. [De Beer, i. 217]

Person encountered: John Parry (letter)

Monday, 3 December 1666, o.s.

13 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind E 1. Clouds.”; 17h: “Wind 0. Rain.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Tuesday, 4 December 1666, o.s.

14 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind SE 0. Thick fog.”; 12h: “Wind S 1. Snow.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Wednesday, 5 December 1666, o.s.

15 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind S 1. Hard Rain.”; 21h: “Wind 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Letter: From E. Bedel, dated 5 December [1666?]; written from Exeter House, London; year is uncertain. [De Beer, i. 218]

P:Exeter House, London.

Person encountered: E. Bedel (letter)

Thursday, 6 December 1666, o.s.

16 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind WS 1. Fair.”; 18h: “Wind 0. Small Rain.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Friday, 7 December 1666, o.s.

17 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Saturday, 8 December 1666, o.s.

18 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind WS 3. Small Rain.”; 23h: “Wind 0. Rain hard.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Sunday, 9 December 1666, o.s.

19 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 2. Hard Snow.”; 17h: “Wind 0. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Monday, 10 December 1666, o.s.

20 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 21h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Tuesday, 11 December 1666, o.s.

21 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind WN 1. Hard Frost, fair.”; 21h: “Wind 2. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:73]

Wednesday, 12 December 1666, o.s.

22 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Fair, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Thursday, 13 December 1666, o.s.

23 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind N 1. Fair, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Friday, 14 December 1666, o.s.

24 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW 1. Little Mist, and slow Thaw.”; 11h: “Wind NW 2. Clouds, Thaw.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Saturday, 15 December 1666, o.s.

25 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 1. Fair, little Thaw.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Letters:

Persons encountered: John Parry (letter); Elinor Parry (letter)

Sunday, 16 December 1666, o.s.

26 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NE 0. Fog, hoar Frost.”; 17h: “Wind NE 0. Thaw, Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Monday, 17 December 1666, o.s.

27 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 0. Clouds, hard Frost.”; 22h: “Thaw, Clouds.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Tuesday, 18 December 1666, o.s.

28 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind N 2. Small misty Rain.”; 21h: “Small Rain.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Wednesday, 19 December 1666, o.s.

29 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW. Small Snow, Thaw.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Thursday, 20 December 1666, o.s.

30 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind N 2. Mist, Thaw.”; 22h: “Wind 0. Fair, freeze.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Friday, 21 December 1666, o.s.

31 December 1666, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind SW 2. Hard Frost, Clouds.”; 21h: “Wind 1. Snow.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Saturday, 22 December 1666, o.s.

1 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind NW. Clouds, no Thaw.”; 22h: “Frost, fair.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Sunday, 23 December 1666, o.s.

2 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind N 0. Light Snow last Night, Frost, close.”; 21h: “Wind 0. Fair, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Monday, 24 December 1666, o.s.

3 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind NW 2. Fair, hard Frost.”; 17h: “Wind W 1. Snow.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Tuesday, 25 December 1666, o.s.

4 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW 1. Hard Frost, fair.”; 22h: “Fair, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Wednesday, 26 December 1666, o.s.

5 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind W 1. Fair, hard Frost.”; 19h: “Wind 0. Clouds, Thaw.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Thursday, 27 December 1666, o.s.

6 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind NW 1. Fog.”; 16h: “Wind NW 1. Close, Thaw.”; 21h: “Wind NW 0. Close, Freeze.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Friday, 28 December 1666, o.s.

7 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW 0. Close, Frost.”; 22h: “Wind NW 0. Close, Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Saturday, 29 December 1666, o.s.

8 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 10h: “Wind NW 0. Fog, hard Frost.”; 22h: “Wind 0. Thick Fog, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Sunday, 30 December 1666, o.s.

9 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 9h: “Wind NW 0. Very thick Fog, and hard Frost.”; 22h: “Wind NW 0. Clear, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

Monday, 31 December 1666, o.s.

10 January 1667, n.s.

Weather observations at Oxford, 8h: “Wind NW 0. Fair, hard Frost.”; 15h: “Wind NW 0. Fair, hard Frost.” [Boyle, 12:74]

[late December?]

Letter (undated): To an unknown correspondent (draft), [late December 1666?]. [De Beer, i. 221]

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Source: Boyle = The general history of the air, designed and begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq; cited from The works of Robert Boyle. Volume 12 (2000), pp. 70-89.

Of his wind notations, Locke remarks “I not having the Convenience to observe the Points exactly, have marked but 8, but yet with this Variety, that where I set two Letters, the Wind was most from the point whose Letter stands first, v.g. WN signifies more West than North. When I set only one Letter, it was in or very near that Cardinal Point.

“The Strength is marked by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. 0 signifies not so much Wind that mov'd any Leaf that I could see in a Garden I looked into out of my Window, but the Letter join'd to it signifies which way the Weather-Cock then stood, whether the former Wind left it so, or the present Breeze blew that way. 1 signifies a gentle Gale, just perceivable by the moving of the Leaves or Plants. 4 signifies a very violent Storm; 2 and 3 the several Degrees between 1 and 4, as well as I could judg.” – p. 89.

De Beer = The correspondence of John Locke / edited by E.S. de Beer. – Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1976-89. – 8 vols. – (Clarendon edition of the works of John Locke)