Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke c. 6

A guardbook in which are mounted letters to Locke from Locke’s publisher John Churchill, his friends Edward and Mary Clarke, and others.

218 leaves.

Individual items in the volume include:

Churchill, John   [10 letters, 1700-1704]

ff. 1-2:

Letter from Churchill, 30 August 1700.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2765]

f. 3:

Letter from Churchill, 6 September 1701.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2995]

f. 4:

Letter from Churchill, 25 September 1701.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3005]

ff. 5-6:

Letter from Churchill, 4 October 1701.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3012]

ff. 7-8:

Letter from Churchill, 1 September 1702.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3185]

f. 9:

Letter from Churchill, 8 September 1702.

[printed De Beer, vii. 3187]

ff. 10-11:

Letter from Churchill, 15 September 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3335]

ff. 12-13:

Letter from Churchill, 9 October 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3345]

ff. 14-15:

Letter from Churchill, 16 May 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3535]

ff. 16-17:

Letter from Churchill, 22 June 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3568]

Clarke, Edward   [95 letters, 1682-1704]

f. 18:

Letter from Clarke, 26 October 1682.

[printed in Rand (ed.), The correspondence of John Locke and Edward Clarke (1927), pp. 87-88; De Beer, ii. 739]

f. 19:

Letter from Clarke, 2 October 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 869]

f. 20:

Letter from Clarke (fragment), 16 October 1686.

[printed De Beer, iii. 871]

f. 21:

Letter from Clarke, 30 August 1686.

[printed in Rand, pp. 165-166; De Beer, iii. 863]

f. 22:

Letter from Clarke, 5 November 1686.

[printed in Rand, pp. 170-171; De Beer, iii. 875]

f. 23:

Letter from Dr. David Thomas to [Locke?] and from Clarke to Locke, 25 November 1686.

[printed in Rand, pp. 171-173; De Beer, iii. 878]

f. 24:

Letter from Clarke, [14] December 1686.

[printed in Rand, pp. 173-174; De Beer, iii. 885]

f. 25:

Letter from Clarke to [Sylvester Brounower?], 31 December 1686.

[printed in Rand, p. 178; De Beer, iii. (891)]

f. 26:

Letter from Clarke, 21 and 25 January 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 181-183; De Beer, iii. 900]

f. 27:

Letter from Clarke, 28 January 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 188-191; De Beer, iii. 901]

f. 28:

Letter from Clarke, 8 February 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 191-192; De Beer, iii. 907]

ff. 29-30:

Letter from Clarke, 26 March 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 197-200; De Beer, iii. 924]

f. 31:

Letter from Clarke, 4 April 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 200-201; De Beer, iii. 927]

f. 32:

Letter from Clarke, 13 May 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 213-214; De Beer, iii. 935]

ff. 33-34:

Letter from Clarke, 13 August 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 220-225; De Beer, iii. 954]

f. 37:

Letter from [Thomas Firmin?], [8 or 9 April 1697?].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2241; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 245]

f. 38:

Letter from Clarke, 29 September 1687.

[printed in Rand, pp. 226-228; De Beer, iii. 966]

f. 39:

Letter from Clarke, 12 November 1687.

[printed in Rand, p. 229; De Beer, iii. 976]

ff. 40-41:

Letter from Clarke, 14 January 1688.

[printed in Rand, p. 232; De Beer, iii. 994]

f. 42:

Letter from Clarke, 27 January 1688.

[printed in Rand, p. 233; De Beer, iii. 1000]

ff. 43-44:

Letter from Clarke, 21 February 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 249-250; De Beer, iii. 1016]

ff. 45-46:

Letter from Clarke, 2 March 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 251-252; De Beer, iii. 1021]

f. 47:

Letter from Clarke, 16 March 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 258-260; De Beer, iii. 1030]

ff. 48-49:

Letter from Clarke, 5 June 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 274-275; De Beer, iii. 1055]

ff. 50-51:

Letter from Clarke, 19 June 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 275-276; De Beer, iii. 1060]

f. 52:

Letter from Clarke, 16 September 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 278-280; De Beer, iii. 1077]

f. 53:

Letter from Clarke, 30 September 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 280-281; De Beer, iii. 1080]

ff. 54-55:

Letter from Clarke, 24 October 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 284-285; De Beer, iii. 1086]

f. 56:

Letter from Clarke, 20 April 1689.

[printed in Rand, pp. 292-294; De Beer, iii. 1130]

f. 57:

Letter from Clarke, 30 July 1689.

[printed in Rand, pp. 294-295; De Beer, iii. 1167]

f. 58:

Letter from Clarke, 12 August 1689.

[printed in Rand, pp. 295-296; De Beer, iii. 1174]

ff. 59-60:

Letter from Clarke, 7 March 1691.

[printed in Rand, pp. 303-306; De Beer, iv. 1369]

f. 61:

Letter from Clarke, 8 July 1691.

[printed in Rand, pp. 313-314; De Beer, iv. 1406]

f. 62:

Letter from Clarke, 15 December 1691.

[printed in Rand, pp. 324-325; De Beer, iv. 1439; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 161-162]

f. 63:

Letter from Clarke, 23 January 1692.

[printed in Rand, pp. 330-331; De Beer, iv. 1455; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 162]

f. 64:

Letter from Clarke, 5 March 1692.

[printed in Rand, pp. 339-340; De Beer, iv. 1475]

f. 65:

Letter from Clarke, 19 March 1692.

[printed in Rand, p. 345; De Beer, iv. 1481]

ff. 66-67:

Letter from Clarke, 19 March 1692.

[printed in Rand, pp. 349-350; De Beer, iv. 1526]

f. 68:

Letter from Clarke, 31 August 1692.

[printed in Rand, pp. 350-351; De Beer, iv. 1532]

ff. 69-70:

Letter from Clarke, 20 October 1692.

[printed in Rand, p. 351; De Beer, iv. 1546]

f. 71:

Letter from Clarke, 22 October 1692.

[printed in Rand, p. 352; De Beer, iv. 1548]

ff. 72-73:

Letter from Clarke, 25 October 1692.

[printed in Rand, pp. 353-354; De Beer, iv. 1550]

ff. 74-75:

Letter from Clarke, 12 November 1692.

[printed in Rand, p. 360; De Beer, iv. 1566]

f. 76:

Letter from Clarke, 21 March 1694.

[printed in Rand, pp. 392-393; De Beer, v. 1724]

f. 77:

Letter from Clarke, 22 July 1693.

[printed in Rand, pp. 377-378; De Beer, iv. 1644]

f. 78:

Letter from Clarke, 2 August 1693.

[printed in Rand, pp. 378-379; De Beer, iv. 1647; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 184]

ff. 79-80:

Letter from Clarke, 16 September 1693.

[printed in Rand, p. 380; De Beer, iv. 1660]

ff. 81-82:

Letter from Clarke, 29 October 1693.

[printed in Rand, pp. 380-381; De Beer, iv. 1666]

ff. 83-84:

Letter from Clarke, 9 February 1694.

[printed in Rand, pp. 385-386; De Beer, v. 1706]

ff. 85-86:

Letter from Clarke, 27 March 1694.

[printed in Rand, p. 393; De Beer, v. 1727]

f. 87:

Letter from Clarke, 28 July 1694.

[printed in Rand, pp. 395-396; De Beer, v. 1762]

ff. 88-89:

Letter from Clarke, 28 August 1694.

[printed in Rand, pp. 398-399; De Beer, v. 1778]

ff. 90-91:

Letter from Clarke, 13 November 1694.

[printed in Rand, p. 403; De Beer, v. 1813]

ff. 92-93:

Letter from Clarke, 27 November 1694.

[printed in Rand, pp. 403-404; De Beer, v. 1819]

f. 94:

Letter from Clarke, 15 January 1695.

[printed in Rand, pp. 405-406; De Beer, v. 1837]

ff. 95-96:

Letter from Clarke, 30 September 1695.

[printed in Rand, pp. 422-423; De Beer, v. 1951]

ff. 97-98:

Letter from Clarke, 7 October 1695.

[printed in Rand, pp. 423-424; De Beer, v. 1955]

ff. 99-100:

Letter from John Freke and Clarke, 2 January 1696.

[printed in Rand, pp. 429-430; De Beer, v. 1985]

ff. 101-102:

Letter from Clarke, 9 January 1696.

[printed in Rand, p. 433; De Beer, v. 1997]

ff. 103-104:

Letter from Clarke, 15 February 1696.

[printed in Rand, pp. 440-441; De Beer, v. 2017]

f. 105:

Letter from Clarke, 5 March 1696.

[printed in Rand, p. 445; De Beer, v. 2027]

ff. 106-107:

Letter from Clarke, 20 April 1695, enclosing letter from Mrs. Mary Clarke to Clarke, 15 April 1695 (ff. 175-176).

[Clarke’s letter printed in Rand, p. 411; both in De Beer, v. 1881]

ff. 108-109:

Letter from Clarke [and John Freke?], 30 April 1695.

[printed in Rand, p. 413; De Beer, v. 1891]

ff. 110-111:

Letter from Clarke [and John Freke?], 2 May 1695.

[printed in Rand, pp. 413-414; De Beer, v. 1892]

f. 112:

Letter from Clarke, 23 May 1695.

[printed in Rand, p. 417; De Beer, v. 1907]

f. 113:

Letter from Clarke, 28 May 1695.

[printed in Rand, p. 419; De Beer, v. 1911]

f. 114:

Letter from Clarke, 28 March 1696.

[printed in Rand, pp. 452-453; De Beer, v. 2049]

ff. 115-116:

Letter from Clarke, 31 March 1696.

[printed in Rand, p. 454; De Beer, v. 2054]

f. 117:

Letter from Clarke [and John Freke?], 30 April 1696.

[printed in Rand, p. 469; De Beer, v. 2077]

f. 118:

Letter from Clarke [and John Freke?], 14 and 15 May 1696.

[printed in Rand, pp. 481-481; De Beer, v. 2088]

f. 119:

Letter from Clarke, 30 March 1697.

[printed in Rand, p. 509; De Beer, vi. 2234]

f. 120:

Letter from Clarke, 22 April 1697.

[printed in Rand, pp. 509-510; De Beer, vi. 2249]

f. 121:

Letter from Clarke, 29 April 1697.

[printed in Rand, pp. 510-511; De Beer, vi. 2251]

ff. 122-123:

Letter from Clarke, 8 May 1697.

[printed in Rand, pp. 512-513; De Beer, vi. 2259]

f. 124:

Letter from Clarke, 13 May 1697.

[printed in Rand, p. 513; De Beer, vi. 2261]

ff. 125-126:

Letter from Clarke, 22 May 1697.

[printed in Rand, pp. 514-515; De Beer, vi. 2266]

f. 127:

Letter from Clarke, 10 June 1697.

[printed in Rand, p. 517; De Beer, vi. 2274]

f. 128:

Letter from Clarke, 14 August 1697.

[printed in Rand, pp. 519-520; De Beer, vi. 2299; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 249-250]

f. 129:

Order to Awnsham and John Churchill to pay Locke on Clarke’s account; enclosed in letter from Clarke, 6 September 1697 (ff. 130-131).

[printed De Beer, vi. 2308]

ff. 130-131:

Letter from Clarke, 6 September 1697; with an enclosure (f. 129).

[printed in Rand, p. 523; De Beer, vi. 2308]

f. 132:

Letter from Clarke, 1 January 1697/8.

[printed in Rand, pp. 529-530; De Beer, vi. 2371]

f. 133:

Letter from Clarke, 1 March 1697/8.

[printed in Rand, pp. 533-534; De Beer, vi. 2399]

ff. 134-135:

Letter from Clarke, 3 May 1698.

[printed in Rand, p. 536; De Beer, vi. 2429]

ff. 136-137:

Letter from Clarke, 31 October 1700.

[printed in Rand, pp. 570-571; De Beer, vii. 2804]

ff. 138-139:

Letter from Clarke, 25 February 1700[/1].

[printed in Rand, p. 579; De Beer, vii. 2867]

ff. 140-141:

Letter from Clarke, 25 August 1701.

[printed in Rand, p. 581; De Beer, vii. 2988]

f. 142:

Letter from Clarke, 29 January 1701/2.

[printed in Rand, pp. 583-584; De Beer, vii. 3078]

f. 143:

Letter from Clarke, 14 February 1701/2.

[printed in Rand, p. 585; De Beer, vii. 3093]

f. 144:

Letter from Clarke, 23 February 1702/3.

[printed in Rand, p. 588; De Beer, vii. 3257]

ff. 145-146:

Letter from Clarke, 8 June 1703.

[printed in Rand, p. 589; De Beer, viii. 3298]

f. 147:

Letter from Clarke, 2 December 1703.

[printed in Rand, pp. 591-592; De Beer, viii. 3396]

ff. 148-149:

Letter from Clarke, 14 December 1703.

[printed in Rand, p. 595; De Beer, viii. 3406]

f. 150:

Letter from Clarke, 13 January 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3421]

ff. 151-152:

Letter from Clarke, 25 January 1703/4.

[printed in Rand, p. 597; De Beer, viii. 3436]

ff. 153-154:

Letter from Clarke, 26 February 1703/4.

[printed in Rand, pp. 597-598; De Beer, viii. 3472]

Clarke, Elizabeth   [10 letters, 1697, 1701-1704]

ff. 155-156:

Letter from Clarke, 26 September 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2317]

ff. 157-158:

Letter from Clarke, 5 July 1701.

[printed in Rand (ed.), The correspondence of John Locke and Edward Clarke (1927), p. 580; De Beer, vii. 2949]

ff. 159-160:

Letter from Clarke, 6 September 1701.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), pp. 581-582; De Beer, vii. 2996]

ff. 161-162:

Letter from Clarke, 23 February 1702/3.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), p. 588; De Beer, vii. 2996]

ff. 163-164:

Letter from Clarke, 8 July 1703.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), pp. 589-590; De Beer, viii. 3317]

ff. 165-166:

Letter from Clarke, 13 October 1703.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), p. 590; De Beer, viii. 3347]

ff. 167-168:

Letter from Clarke, 4 December 1703.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), p. 592; De Beer, viii. 3400; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 323-324]

ff. 169-170:

Letter from Clarke, 21 January 1703/4.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), pp. 596-597; De Beer, viii. 3430]

ff. 171-172:

Letter from Clarke, 8 April 1704.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), p. 599; De Beer, viii. 3507]

ff. 173-174:

Letter from Clarke, 14 August 1704.

[printed in Rand (ed.), Correspondence (1927), pp. 601-602; De Beer, viii. 3612]

Clarke, Mrs. Mary   [7 letters, 1682-1690, 1695]

ff. 175-176:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke to Edward Clarke, 15 April 1695; enclosed in Clarke’s letter to Locke, 20 April 1695 (ff. 106-107).

[printed De Beer, v. (1881)]

ff. 177-178:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke, 23 May 1682.

[printed in Rand (ed.), The correspondence of John Locke and Edward Clarke (1927), pp. 86-87; De Beer, ii. 709]

f. 179:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke, 16 January 1685.

[printed in Rand, pp. 121-122; De Beer, ii. 806]

f. 180:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke, 8 February 1685.

[printed in Rand, pp. 192-193; De Beer, iii. 908]

ff. 181-182:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke, 16 February 1688.

[printed in Rand, pp. 246-249; De Beer, iii. 1013]

ff. 183-184:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke, 3 March 1690.

[printed in Rand, pp. 297-298; De Beer, iv. 1253]

f. 185:

Letter from Mrs. Clarke and John Spreat, 23 March 1690.

[printed in Rand, pp. 298-299; De Beer, iv. 1271]

Clarke, Richard   [1 letter, 1699]

f. 186:

Letter from Clarke to [Locke?], 12 January 1698[/99]

[printed De Beer, vi. 2534]

Clarke, Samuel   [3 letters, 1703-1704]

f. 187:

Letter from Clarke, 27 May 1703

[printed De Beer, viii. 3290]

f. 188:

Letter from Clarke, 26 June 1703

[printed De Beer, viii. 3309]

f. 189:

Letter from Clarke, 27 May 1704

[printed De Beer, viii. 3547]

Clarke, William   [1 letter, 1694]

ff. 190-192:

Letter from Clarke (ff. 191-192), 1 August [1694]; with an enclosure (f. 190).

[printed De Beer, v. 1765]

Cockshutt, John, ca. 1641-1670   [1 letter, 1669?]

ff. 193-194:

Letter from Cockshutt, [probably before 29 August 1669?].

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir | Your most obliged servant | John Cockshutt | Saturday

Tentative date assigned by De Beer based on the identity of the writer.

Printed: De Beer, i. 233.

Cole, Dr. William, 1635-1716   [7 letters, 1690-1704]

ff. 195-196:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 30 April 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1287]

ff. 197-200:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 19 May 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1290]

ff. 201-204:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 11 June 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1299]

ff. 205-206:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 25 September 1690.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1321]

ff. 207-208:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 20 August 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1414]

ff. 209-210:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 8 June 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3299]

ff. 211-212:

Letter from Dr. Cole, 6 July 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3580]

Colleton, Sir Peter, 1635-1694   [3 letters, 1673-74]

ff. 213-214:

Letter from Colleton, 3 March 1674.

Superscription: Barbados this 3d: of March: 1673

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Your most humble and faithfull servant | P Colleton

Endorsement: Colleton Sir P: 3o Mar. 73

The year is old style, i.e. 1673/4.

Printed: De Beer, i. 287.

ff. 215-216:

Letter from Colleton, [about October 1673].

Salutation: Sir

Signature: your fiathfull frend and servant | P Colleton

Address: To John Locke Esqr at the Lord Chancellors London

Postmark: DE —

Endorsement: Colleton Sr Pet 73

Date supplied by De Beer.

Printed: De Beer, i. 279; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 46-48]

ff. 217-218:

Letter from Colleton, 22 July 1674.

Superscription: Barbados this 22th of July 1674

Signature: Your very affectionate humble servant | P Colleton

Endorsement: Sr P Colleton 22 Jul. 74

Answers a letter from Locke dated 26 Dec 1673 (missing).

Printed: De Beer, i. 289.