Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke c. 23

A guardbook in which are mounted letters to Locke from George Walls, John Wynne, Locke’s friends Elizabeth and Sir Walter Yonge, and others.

202 leaves.

Individual items in the volume include:

Veen, Dr. Egbertus   [1 letter, 1689-1692, 1698]

f. 3:

Letter from Veen, 2/12 April 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1124]

ff. 4-5:

Letter from Veen, 15/25 July 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1159]

f. 6:

Letter from Veen, 9/19 February 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1358]

ff. 7-8:

Letter from Veen, 22 January/1 February 1692.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1454]

ff. 9-10:

Letter from Veen, 5/15 March 1698.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2402]

Veen, Mevr. Maria   [1 letter, 1689]

ff. 11-12:

Letter from Veen, 15/25 July 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1160]

Verduin, Pieter Adriaansch   [1 letter, 1696]

ff. 13-14:

Letter from Verduin, 6/16 August 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 2118]

Vernietes, M. de [J.-B. Rousseau, 1671-1741]   [1 letter, 1699]

ff. 15-16:

Letter from Vernietes, 31 January [1699].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2542]

Verrijn, Johannes   [1 letter, 1689]

f. 17:

Letter from Verrijn, 6/16 February 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1108]

Verrijn, Gisbertus   [5 letters, 1690-1695]

f. 18:

Letter from Verrijn, 13/23 September [1690].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1319]

f. 19:

Letter from Verrijn, 14/24 November 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1339]

f. 20:

Letter from Verrijn, 14/24 May 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1391]

f. 21:

Letter from Verrijn, 22 June/1 July 1692.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1508]

f. 22:

Letter from Verrijn, 9/19 April 1695.

[printed De Beer, v. 1875]

Vincent, ——   [2 letters, 1689]

ff. 23-24:

Letter from Vincent, [late May 1689?].

[printed De Beer, iii. 1143]

ff. 25-26:

Letter from Vincent, [c. 29 May 1689].

[printed De Beer, iii. 1144]

Vincent, R.   [1 letter, 1690]

ff. 27-28:

Letter from Vincent, 10 May 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1289]

Walls, George, ca. 1645-1727   [15 letters, 1678-1698]

ff. 29-30:

Letter from Walls, 21 September 1678.

Superscription: Christ Church Sept. 21th. =78

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Your Most affectionate servant | George Walls

Address: For Mr John Locke This to be left at Sir John Banks his house in Lyncolns Inne fields London

Postmark: SE 2–

Endorsement: Mr Wall 2[1] Sept. 78

Answers letters from Locke dated 30 April and 2 August (no longer survive)

Printed: De Beer, i. 409.

ff. 31-32:

Letter from Walls, 11[?] November [1678].

Superscription: Christ Church Novemb: 11th. <78> [torn]

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Deare Sir. | your most humble servant | George Walls

Address: For Mr John Locke This. To be left at Sir John Banks his house in Lyncoln’s Inne fields London

Postmark: NO 15

Endorsement: Mr Wall 17 Nov. 78

The year is based on Locke’s endorsement; the date is badly written; De Beer accepts “11th.” in spite of Locke’ endorsement.

Printed: De Beer, i. 422.

ff. 33-34:

Letter from Walls and Nathaniel Hodges, 22 March [1679].

[printed De Beer, i. 459; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 75-76]

ff. 35-36:

Letter from Walls, 27 May 1680.

[printed De Beer, ii. 540]

ff. 37-38:

Letter from Walls, 19 December 1680.

[printed De Beer, ii. 603]

ff. 39-40:

Letter from Walls, 2 February 1681.

[printed De Beer, ii. 616]

ff. 41-42:

Letter from Walls, 27 October 1681.

[printed De Beer, ii. 667]

ff. 43-44:

Letter from Walls, 24 October 1682.

[printed De Beer, ii. 738]

ff. 45-46:

Letter from Walls, 3 November 1682.

[printed De Beer, ii. 742]

ff. 47-48:

Letter from Walls, 15 December 1682.

[printed De Beer, ii. 745]

ff. 49-50:

Letter from Walls, 29 April 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1132]

ff. 51-52:

Letter from Walls, 20[?] August 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1175]

ff. 53-54:

Letter from Walls, 26 October 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1197]

f. 54b:

Postscript to a letter from Walls, 26 October 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1197]

f. 55:

Letter from Walls, 26 July 1694.

[printed De Beer, v. 1761]

ff. 56-57:

Letter from Walls, 24 February 1697/8.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2397]

Walter, Charles   [1 letter, 1699]

f. 58:

Letter from Walter, [January 1699].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2529]

Ward, Isaiah, ca. 1629-164?.   [1 letter, 1658?]

ff. 59-60:

Letter from Ward, 14 September [1658?].

Salutation: Mr Locke

Signature: Your assured Fr. | Esay Ward. | Enfield, Sept: 14.

Address: These For my singular good Fr. Mr. Jo: Locke, Master of Arts, and Student of Chr. Chu. in Oxford. | In his absence to bee delivered to Mr. Jo. Parry; at his Chamb: in Ch. Ch.
[written by Locke?] for Mr Isaiah Ward at Nicholas Raintons Esq att Enfeild to bee left att Mr Websters Cutler att the Starr next the Horn Taverne Fleet-street.

Endorsement: Mr Wards letter

Printed: De Beer, i. 44.

Ward, Sir Patience, 1629-1696

f. 61:

Letter of credit for 20 pounds to Mr Nicolas Lee, merchant in Nantes, 2 May 1675.

Printed: De Beer, i, page 438n.]

Warren, Ed:   [1 letter, 1694]

f. 62:

Letter from Warren to an unknown correspondent, 11 November 1694.

[printed De Beer, v. (1812A)]

Warren, William   [1 letter, 1697]

ff. 63-64:

Letter from Warren, 12 June 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2276]

Watkins, Thomas   [1 letter, 1698]

ff. 65-66:

Letter from Watkins, 23 June 1698.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2461]

Weaver, Thomas   [1 letter, 1699]

ff. 67-68:

Letter from Weaver, 25 October 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2630]

West, Joseph, active 1669-1685   [1 letter, 1676]

ff. 69-70:

Letter from West, 4 September 1676.

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir, your very Humble Servant | Joseph West. | Charles Towen September 4th (76

Address: To Mr: John Locke at Exeter House In the Strand London

Endorsement: J: West 4 Sept 76

Printed: De Beer, i. 318.

Westrowe, Thomas   [3 letters, 1660-62]

f. 71:

Letter from [Westrowe?], 19 July 1660.

Salutation: Your Humble Servant Sir.

Signature: Your Humble Servant Sir | T. W. | July 19 1660

Printed: De Beer, i. 100.

ff. 72-73:

Letter from Westrowe, 30 July [1662?].

Superscription: July 30th Fetter Lane

Salutation: Deare John

Signature: Tho: Westrowe

Address: For Mr John Locke Student of Ch: Ch: Coll: in Oxford These.

Printed: De Beer, i. 139.

f. 74:

Letter from Westrowe, 30 July [June?] 1660.

De Beer argues from the contents that the letter was not written on July 30; he suggests June instead.

Superscription: London July 30th 1660

Salutation: Honest John,

Signature: Your freind and what more affection can clame | Thomas Westrowe

On the reverse, probably written by Locke:

How hate full is a Locke to some
confineing them within a Roome
But plesant is a Locke to me it
keepes me from bad company

Printed: De Beer, i. 99.

Wetstein Hendrik   [7 letters, 1687-1697]

f. 75:

Letter from Wetstein, [c. 10/20 March 1687?].

[printed De Beer, iii. 917]

ff. 76-77:

Letter from Wetstein, 23 January 1691.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1237 (error for 1353A)]

f. 78:

Letter from Wetstein, [early 1695?].

[printed De Beer, v. 1831]

f. 79:

Wetstein’s account of his health, 5/15 January 1696; enclosed in etter from Le Clerc to Locke, 10/20 January 1696 (MS. Locke c. 13, ff. 103-104).

[printed De Beer, v. 1999]

ff. 80-81:

Letter from Wetstein, 10/20 March 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 2035]

f. 82:

Letter from Wetstein, 16/26 June 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 2103]

f. 83:

Letter to John Wynne, 14/24 October 1697; enclosed in a letter from Wynne to Locke, 15/25 October 1697 (ff. 129-130).

[printed De Beer, vi. (2330)]

Wheelock, John   [5 letters, 1692-1704]

ff. 84-85:

Letter from Wheelock, 10 May 1692.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1500]

ff. 86-87:

Letter from Wheelock, 31 May 1692.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1503]

ff. 88-90:

Letter from Wheelock, 4 July 1693 (ff. 88-89), enclosuring accounts from W. Oakeley, 6 April 1693 (f. 90).

[printed De Beer, iv. 1642]

ff. 91-92:

Letter from Wheelock, 15 March 1703[/4].

[printed De Beer, viii. 3491]

f. 93:

Letter from Wheelock to Sylvester Brounower, 9 January 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 1998]

Whitby, Dr. Daniel, 1638-1726   [2 letters, 1699, 1702]

ff. 94-95:

Letter from Dr. Whitby, 11 January 1698[/99].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2533]

ff. 96-97:

Letter from Dr. Whitby, 28 October 1702.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3203]

Williamson, George, ca. 1599-1685.   [1 letter, 1663]

f. 98:

Letter from Williamson, 17 April 1663.

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir | your very humble servant | George Williamson. | Brist[ol]. April. 17. being Good-friday. 1663.

Address: For his honoured friend Mr. John Locke student in Christ-Church at his Chamber there present in Oxon.

Printed: De Beer, i. 157.

Williamson, Richard.   [1 letter, 1663]

f. 99:

Letter from Williamson, 29 April 1663.

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir | your humble servant | Rich. Williamson 1663 | Bristoll the 29th April 1663

Address: For his honoured Friend mr: John Lock Student in Christ Church Present in Oxon.

Printed: De Beer, i. 159.

Wood, Anthony   [1 letter, 1690]

ff. 100-101:

Letter from Wood to James Tyrrell, 11 April [1690]; with an enclosure by Wood, annotated by Tyrrell.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1281]

Woodward, Dr. Henry, active 1666-1686   [1 letter, 1675]

ff. 102-104:

Letter from Dr. Woodward, 12 November 1675.

Salutation: Sir,

Signature: Yours to command | Henry Woodward | From Westoe towne, November 12. 1675

Address: To Dr: John Lock Att Exiter House in the Strand present these In London England

Endorsement: H Woodward 12o Nov. 75

Reports ethnographic information about the Westoe Indians.

Printed: De Beer, i. 305; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pages 51-52.

Woodward, Dr. John, 1665-1728   [2 letters, 1696, 1698]

ff. 105-106:

Letter from Dr. Woodward, 6 January 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 1994]

ff. 107-108:

Letter from Dr. Woodward, 14 February 1697[/98].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2394]

Wright, William, jnr., c. 1659-1721   [2 letters, 1704]

f. 109:

Letter from Wright to [Anthony Collins?], 19 Febuary 1703[/4], enclosed in a letter from Collins to Locke, 22 February 1703/4 (MS. Locke c. 7, ff. 20-21).

[printed De Beer, viii. (3467)]

f. 110:

Letter from Wright to [Anthony Collins?], 3 March 1703[/4], enclosed in a letter from Collins to Locke, 9 March 1703/4 (MS. Locke c. 7, ff. 24-25).

[printed De Beer, viii. (3485)]

Wynne, John, c. 1665-1743   [13 letters, 1695-1698]

ff. 111-112:

Letter from Wynne, 31 January [1695].

[printed in King, Life (1829), p. 189-190; De Beer, v. 1843]

ff. 113-114:

Letter from Wynne, 20 February 1695.

[printed De Beer, v. 1850]

ff. 115-116:

Letter from Wynne, 30 March 1695.

[printed De Beer, v. 1869]

ff. 117-118:

Letter from Wynne, 20 April 1695.

[printed De Beer, v. 1884]

ff. 119-120:

Letter from Wynne, 25 June 1695.

[printed De Beer, v. 1915]

ff. 121-122:

Letter from Wynne, 29 December 1696.

[printed De Beer, v. 2166]

ff. 123-124:

Letter from Wynne, 23 January 1696/7.

[printed De Beer, v. 2180]

ff. 125-126:

Letter from Wynne, 5 February 1696/7.

[printed De Beer, v. 2190]

ff. 127-128:

Letter from Wynne, 31 August/10 September 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2303]

ff. 129-130:

Letter from Wynne, 15/25 October 1697; enclosing a letter from Hendrik Wetstein to Wynne, 14/24 October 1697 (f. 83).

[printed De Beer, vi. 2330]

ff. 131-132:

Letter from Wynne, 27 December 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2366]

f. 133:

Letter from Wynne, 29 January 1697/8; a draft of Locke’s letter to Wynne, [July 1698] is written in the blank space.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2386, 2472]

Yonge, Elizabeth   [5 letters, 1686-91]

ff. 134-135:

Letter from Mrs. Isabella Duke, Sir Walter Yonge and Elizabeth Yonge, 31 July/10 August 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 857]

ff. 136-137:

Letter from Mrs. Yonge, 3 November 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1334; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 157-158]

ff. 138-139:

Letter from Mrs. Yonge, 12 November [1690].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1337]

ff. 140-141:

Letter from Mrs. Yonge, 27 December [1690].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1349]

ff. 142-143:

Letter from Mrs. Yonge, 14 February [1691].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1362]

Yonge, Sir Walter, 1653-1731   [18 letters, 1686-1704]

ff. 144-145:

Letter from Yonge, 29 May/8 June 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 851]

ff. 146-147:

Letter from Richard Duke and Yonge, 10 November 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 876]

ff. 148-149:

Letter from Yonge, 31 December 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 893]

ff. 150-151:

Letter from Yonge, 28 January 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 903]

ff. 152-153:

Letter from Yonge, 29 March 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 925]

ff. 154-155:

Letter from Yonge, 17 June 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 939]

ff. 156-157:

Letter from Yonge, 11 July 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 944]

ff. 158-159:

Letter from Yonge and John Freke, 6 September 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 960]

ff. 160-161:

Letter from Yonge, 15 November 1687.

[printed De Beer, iii. 977]

ff. 162-163:

Letter from Yonge, 17 February 1688.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1014]

ff. 164-165:

Letter from Yonge, 23 June 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1014]

ff. 166-167:

Letter from Yonge, 9 December 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2358]

ff. 168-169:

Letter from Yonge, 27 January 1697[/98].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2383]

ff. 170-171:

Letter from Yonge, 3 February 1697/8.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2388]

ff. 172-173:

Letter from Yonge, 22 March 1697/8.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2409]

ff. 174-175:

Letter from Yonge, 27 February 1698/700.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2681]

ff. 176-177:

Letter from Yonge, 24 December 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3413]

ff. 178-179:

Letter from Yonge, 15 March 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3492]

Unknown correspondents   [12 letters, 1659-1696]

f. 180:

Letter from an unidentified lady to [Locke?], [1659/60?].

Printed: De Beer i. 90.

f. 181:

Letter from [Elinor Parry?], [30 April 1661?].

Superscription: a tusday — 5 a clock

Signature: adew

Address: these For His Respected freind mr John Locke att Ch–Ch– in Oxford Hast hast

Answers Locke’s draft of ca. 25 April; answered by Locke in early May?; date suggested by De Beer.

Printed: De Beer i. 121.

ff. 182-183:

Letter from an unknown correspondent, 10 April 1694.

[printed De Beer, v. 1732]

ff. 184-185:

Letter from a friend of William Thomas, 6 May [1694].

[printed De Beer, v. 1736]

ff. 186-187:

Letter from an unknown correspondent, [late February 1697].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2206; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 238-241]

ff. 188-189:

Letter from J. V. [or J. N.?], [May 1697].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2263]

ff. 190-191:

Letter from an unknown correspondent, [c. 2 September 1695].

[printed De Beer, v. 1939]

ff. 192-193:

Letter from an unknown correspondent, 20 April 1703.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3271]

ff. 194-195:

Letter from an unknown correspondent, 24 July 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3323]

ff. 196-197:

Letter from a friend of William Thomas, 19 February [1694?].

[printed De Beer, v. 1713]

ff. 200-201:

Letter from an unknown correspondent to John Churchill, [3? July 1697].

[printed De Beer, vi. (2281)]

f. 202:

Letter from an unknown correspondent to Lady Masham, [c. 9 April 1696].

[printed De Beer, v. (2063)]