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Paraph 1675 Paraph

January

Sunday, 3 January 1675, o.s.

13 January 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 16h: “Wind W. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:80]

April

Wednesday, 14 April 1675, o.s.

24 April 1675, n.s.

Letter: From William Allestree, dated 14 April 1675; written from Stockholm. [De Beer, i. 298]

Person encountered: William Allestree (letter)

Sunday, 25 April 1675, o.s.

5 May 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 9h: “Wind NE. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Monday, 26 April 1675, o.s.

6 May 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 10h: “Wind N. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Tuesday, 27 April 1675, o.s.

7 May 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 12h: “Wind E. Fair.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Wednesday, 28 April 1675, o.s.

8 May 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 9h: “Wind E. Close.” [Boyle, 12:81]

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May

Wednesday, 2 May 1675, o.s.

12 May 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 9h: “Close.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Sir Patience Ward writes a letter of credit on Locke’s behalf, to Mr. Nicolas Lee, merchant in Nantes, for £20. [MS. Locke c. 23, f. 61]

Thursday, 20 May 1675, o.s.

30 May 1675, n.s.

Letter: To Henry Oldenburg, dated 20 May 1675; written from Exeter House, London; addressed to Oldenburg at his house in Pall Mall, London; forwards an account of a poisonous fish received from Richard Lilburne on 6 August 1674; Oldenburg read the account to the Royal Society on 27 May. [De Beer, i. 299]

Persons encountered: Henry Oldenburg (letter); Richard Lilburne (letter)

Sunday, 23 May 1675, o.s.

2 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 15h: “Cloudy.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Thursday, 27 May 1675, o.s.

6 June 1675, n.s.

Meeting of the Royal Society; Henry Oldenburg reads the description of a poisonous fish found in the Bahama Islands from Richard Lilburne, communicated to him by Locke in his letter of 20 May.

June

Tuesday, 8 June 1675, o.s.

18 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 22h: “Cloudy.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Wednesday, 9 June 1675, o.s.

19 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 13h: “Close.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Tuesday, 10 June 1675, o.s.

20 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 14h: “Close.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Sunday, 13 June 1675, o.s.

23 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 10h: “Wind E. Close.” [Boyle, 12:81]

Monday, 14 June 1675, o.s.

24 June 1675, n.s.

Weather observations at London, 9h: “Fair.” [Boyle, 12:81]

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August

Thursday, 12 August 1675, o.s.

22 August 1675, n.s.

Letter: From Richard Lilburne, dated 12 August 1675; written from New Providence; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London. [De Beer, i. 300]

Person encountered: Richard Lilburne (letter)

Thursday, 19 August 1675, o.s.

29 August 1675, n.s.

Letter: From Isaac Rush, dated 19 August 1675; written from New Providence; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London. [De Beer, i. 301]

Person encountered: Isaac Rush (letter)

Sunday, 29 August 1675, o.s.

8 September 1675, n.s.

Locke’s birthday, age 43

September

Tuesday, 14 September 1675, o.s.

24 September 1675, n.s.

Letter: From W. Fanshawe, dated 14 September 1675; written from Whitehall; addressed to Locke at Shaftesbury’s house at Wimborne St. Giles. [De Beer, i. 302]

Person encountered: William Fanshawe (letter)

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November

Tuesday, 2 November 1675, o.s.

12 November 1675, n.s.

Letter: To Peter Locke, dated 2 November 1675 (missing); answered by Peter Locke on 13 November. [see De Beer, i. 306]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

Monday, 8 November 1675, o.s.

18 November 1675, n.s.

Letter: From Dr. John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, dated 8 November 1675. [De Beer, i. 303]

Person encountered: Dr. John Fell (letter)

Thursday, 11 November 1675, o.s.

21 November 1675, n.s.

Letter: From Samuel Thomas, dated 11 November 1675; written from Christ Church Oxford; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London. [De Beer, i. 304]

Person encountered: Samuel Thomas (letter)

Friday, 12 November 1675, o.s.

22 November. 1675, n.s.

“In the evening I went to Gravesend.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Thus Locke begins the first entry in his journal. He would continue to compile a journal throughout the rest of his life. Most of the entries were given marginal captions (he called them a “titles” in his “New method of a common-place-book”). Many of the entries (particularly in the early years) were in shorthand (designated “(sh)” as above). The entries relating to his travels in France cover his travels, the people and places he encountered, observations on the weather, drafts or copies of original essays, medical notes and prescriptions, and notes of financial transactions, as well as notes on books and reading.

Letter: From Dr. Henry Woodward, dated 12 November 1675; written from Westoe Town, Carolina; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London. [De Beer, i. 305]

Person encountered: Dr. Henry Woodward (letter)

Saturday, 13 November 1675, o.s.

23 November 1675, n.s.

Letter: From Peter Locke, dated 13 November 1675; written from Sutton; addressed to Locke at Exeter House, London; answers a letter from Locke dated 2 November (missing). [De Beer, i. 306]

Person encountered: Peter Locke (letter)

Sunday, 14 November 1675, o.s.

24 November 1675, n.s.

“Took water at Dover and that day arrived at Calais.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Locke apparently crossed the Channel with John Lord Berkeley on his yacht and continued with him as far as Abbeville (see 21 November/1 December); Berkeley was going to France as the new English ambassador. [DeBeer i. 307 (page 434)]

Journal entry: Calais [Lough]

Friday, 29 November 1675, n.s.

19 November 1675, o.s.

“Went to Boulogne, 7 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Saturday, 30 November 1675, n.s.

20 November 1675, o.s.

“To Montreuil, 7 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

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December

Sunday, 1 December 1675, n.s.

21 November 1675, o.s.

“To Abbeville, 10 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Monday, 2 December 1675, n.s.

22 November 1675, o.s.

“To Poix, 9 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Tuesday, 3 December 1675, n.s.

23 November 1675, o.s.

“To Beauvais, 9 leagues, and thence to Tillart, 3 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]

Wednesday, 4 December 1675, n.s.

24 November 1675, o.s.

“To Beaumont, 5 leagues, thence to Paris, 8 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 1 (sh)]. Locke remained in Paris until 4/14 December, staying at the Ville de Brisach, a Protestant inn in the Rue de Seine, Faubourg Saint-Germain.

Journal entries (covers 4-13 December n.s.): Cariage, Portage, Vectura, Diging [i.e. Digging], Invalides, Pension, Cough, Tussis[Lough, Dewhurst]

Thursday, 5 December 1675, n.s.

25 November 1675, o.s.

At Paris.

Letter: From Thomas Stringer, dated 25 November 1675. [De Beer, i. 307]

Person encountered: Thomas Stringer (letter)

Thursday, 12 December 1675, n.s.

2 December 1675, o.s.

Locke obtains a letter of credit from E. Margas in Paris, to Simon Peloutier at Lyon, for up to 976 livres, in exchange for Locke’s bills of exchange on London. MS Locke c. 15, ff. 224-225.

Saturday, 14 December 1675, n.s.

4 December 1675, o.s.

“We took coach at Paris in the diligence for Lyons and, after having dined at Melun, got by an hour or 2 in the night to Moret where we lodged. It is 16 leagues from Paris.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 2 (part sh)]

Journal entries: Melun, Moret [Lough]

Sunday, 15 December 1675, n.s.

5 December 1675, o.s.

“Dind at Pont sur Yonne & reached Joyny [Joigny], 17 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 2]

Journal entry: Joyny [Lough]

Monday, 16 December 1675, n.s.

6 December 1675, o.s.

“We dined at Auxerre … We lay at Lacie le Bois [Lucy-le-Bois], 15 leagues …” [Journal 1675-76, p. 2 (part sh)]

Journal entries: Auxerre, Lacie le Boys [Lough]

Tuesday, 17 December 1675, n.s.

7 December 1675, o.s.

“We lay at Arnan le Duc [Arnay-le-Duc], 15 leagues.“ [Journal 1675-76, p. 3 (part sh)]

Journal entries: Arnan le Dec, Lignum, Oxen [Lough]

Wednesday, 18 December 1675, n.s.

8 December 1675, o.s.

“We dind at a litle town cald Chany [Chagny], 8 Leagues … Lay at Challon [Châlons-sur-Saône], 3 leagues …” [Journal 1675-76, p. 3]

Journal entries: Chany, Challon [Lough]

Thursday, 19 December 1675, n.s.

9 December 1675, o.s.

“We took boat at Challon on the Saone … We passed by Tornus [Tournus] … 5 Leagues from Tornus we came to Mascon [Mâcon] where we lay.” [Journal 1675-76, pp. 4-5]

Journal entries: Turnus, Abbatium, Mascon [Lough]

Friday, 20 December 1675, n.s.

10 December 1675, o.s.

“We enterd our boat again and at 5 leagues’ distance came to a pretty towne calld Bel-Ville … A league from Belville we came to Ville Franche … Two Leagues farther we came to Trevou [Trévoux] … From thence to Lyons, 3 leagues …” [Journal 1675-76, pp. 5-6]

Journal entries: Belville, Ville Franque, Trevou, Baujolais [i.e. Beaujolais], Vectura, Portage [Lough]

Saturday, 21 December 1675, n.s.

11 December 1675, o.s.

In Lyon.

Journal entry: Lyon [Lough]

Locke visited William Charleton and “Mr. Williams” (unidentified); he would travel with Charleton to Montpellier.

Person encountered: William Charleton (journal)

Sunday, 22 December 1675, n.s.

12 December 1675, o.s.

In Lyon.

Journal entries: Jesuits’ Colledg, Mr. Servir Musaeum [Lough]

Monday, 23 December 1675, n.s.

13 December 1675, o.s.

In Lyon.

Journal entries: St. John’s, Clock, Horologium [Lough]

Tuesday, 24 December 1675, n.s.

14 December 1675, o.s.

In Lyon.

Journal entries: Pere encise [i.e. Pierre-Scize], Maison de ville [Lough]

Wednesday, 25 December 1675, n.s.

15 December 1675, o.s.

In Lyon.

Journal entries: Hostel de Dieu, Nosodochium, Ptochodochium, Charité [Lough]

Thursday, 26 December 1675, n.s.

16 December 1675, o.s.

“[W]e took horse & rode to Vienne, 5 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 17]

Journal entries: Ptochodochium, Granary, Horreum, Vienne, Passer solitarius [Lough]

Friday, 27 December 1675, n.s.

17 December 1675, o.s.

“We went 7 leagues to St. Valer [Saint-Vallier] …”[Journal 1675-76, p. 18]

Journal entry: St. Valer [Lough]

Saturday, 28 December 1675, n.s.

18 December 1675, o.s.

“To Valence, 7 leagues …” [Journal 1675-76, p. 18]

Journal entries: Valence, Hermitage, Thuin [Lough]

Sunday, 29 December 1675, n.s.

19 December 1675, o.s.

“To Montelimar, 8 leagues.” [Journal 1675-76, p. 19]

Journal entry: Montlimar [Lough]

Monday, 30 December 1675, n.s.

20 December 1675, o.s.

“From Montelimar to Pon[t] St. Esprit, 5 leagues [via Chasteauneuf [Châteauneuf-sur-Rhône] and Pallu [Lapalud]]. 3 leagues from Pont St. Esprit we came to Orange …” [Journal 1675-76, p. 19-22]

Journal entries: Pont St. Esprit, Chasteauneuf, Husbandry, Agricultura, Pilati domus, Chasteau Neuf, Pallu, Pont St. Esprit, Orange, Bombycina, Silkwindeing [Lough]

Tuesday, 31 December 1675, n.s.

21 December 1675, o.s.

“We came to Avignon, 4 leagues from Orange …” [Journal 1675-76, p. 24]

Journal entry: Avignon [twice] — [Lough]

Date Uncertain

Manuscript: Toleration A [Additions in the Adversaria 1661 version of An essay concernikng toleration ca. 1675]

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Sources: 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), pages 70-89.

Journal 1675-76 = MS. Locke f. 1, as transcribed in:

Lough = Locke’s travels in France, 1675-1679 : as related in his journals, correspondence and other papers / edited with an introduction and notes by John Lough. – Cambridge : University Press, 1953.

Dewhurst = John Locke (1632-1704), physician and philosopher : a medical biography : with an edition of the medical notes in his journals / by Kenneth Dewhurst. – London : Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1963.

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)