Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke b. 6

“A blank volume on to the pages of which were pasted 165 letters of John Locke to Peter King, later 1st Baron, 1698-1704. The letters have been removed and the pages on which they had been pasted are indicated by their dates in blue ink. The volume originally contained forty-seven other letters of Locke to King, 1698-1704, which at some time had been removed and came to the Library in the Lovelace collection of Locke papers in 1947 (olim MS. Locke c. 24, fols. 61-153). The pages on which forty-four of these letters had been pasted are indicated by their dates in red ink; the remaining three (7 July 1701, 5 Dec. 1701, and 10 Jan. 1704) were presumably loose in the volume.

“i + 187 leaves. Parchment binding lettered ‘49e N’ and ‘17’; and ‘MSS. LETTERS from John LOCKE 1698, 1699, 1700, 1701, 1702, 1703, 1704’.

Purchased, 1953, with the aid of contributions from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Friends of the Bodleian. See Friends of the National Libraries, Annual report, 1952-3, p. 13, pl. I, where one letter, 1698 (MS. Locke c. 40, fols. 3v-4), is reproduced.” — Long, Summary Catalogue, p. 22.

The letters are now in MS. Locke c. 40.