Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke c. 41

Locke’s herbarium, part 1.

A bound volume containing dried and pressed plants mounted on sheets of paper previously used for exercises by Locke’s pupils at Christ Church, between 1661 and 1664. This volume contains 486 specimens. For each, Locke recorded the Latin and (usually) English names, and the day and month of collection. The years of collection are recorded in an annotated copy of Catalogus Horti botanici Oxoniensis (1658) [MS. Locke f. 49]. The volume is dated “Anno 1664” inside the back cover.

Bound volume, 195 × 318 mm; spine 118 mm. Bound in fascicles. 1730 pages (numbered by Locke; several errors; last visible page no. is 1703). Bound in vellum; cut after binding (some specimen names partially or completely missing); evidence of ties (now missing).