Bodleian Library, Oxford University

MS. Locke c. 7

A guardbook in which are mounted letters to Locke from Anthony Collins, the first and third Earls of Shaftesbury, Pierre Coste, the Abbé Du Bos, and others.

251 leaves.

Individual items in the volume include:

Collins, Anthony   [30 letters, 1703-1704]

ff. 1-2:

Letter from Collins, 30 June 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3311]

ff. 3-4:

Letter from Collins, 21 October 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3351]

ff. 5-6:

Letter from Collins, 10 November 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3372]

ff. 7-8:

Letter from Collins, 17 November 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3385]

ff. 9-10:

Letter from Collins, 23 November 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3389]

f. 11:

Letter from Collins, 25 November 1703.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3391]

ff. 12-13:

Letter from Collins, 15 January 1703[/4].

[printed De Beer, viii. 3422]

ff. 14-15:

Letter from Collins, 26 January 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3438]

ff. 16-17:

Letter from Collins, 16 February 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3456]

ff. 18-19:

Letter from Collins, 18 February 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3461]

ff. 20-21:

Letter from Collins, 22 February 1703/4, enclosing William Wright, jnr. to [Collins?], 19 February 1703[/4] (MS. Locke c. 23, f. 109).

[printed De Beer, viii. 3467]

ff. 22-23:

Letter from Collins, 2 March 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3479]

ff. 24-25:

Letter from Collins, 9 March 1703/4, enclosing William Wright, jnr. to [Collins?], 3 March 1703[/4] (MS. Locke c. 23, f. 110).

[printed De Beer, viii. 3485]

ff. 26-28:

Letter from Collins, 15 March 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3490]

ff. 29-30:

Letter from Collins, 16 March 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3493]

ff. 31-32:

Letter from Collins, 21 March 1703/4.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3495]

ff. 33-34:

Letter from Collins, 30 March 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3500]

ff. 35-36:

Letter from Collins, 8 April 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3506]

ff. 37-38:

Letter from Collins, 20 May 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3539]

ff. 39-40:

Letter from Collins, 27 May 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3546]

ff. 41-42:

Letter from Collins, 30 May 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3549]

ff. 43-44:

Letter from Collins, 6 June 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3555]

ff. 45-46:

Letter from Collins, 13 June 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3558]

ff. 47-48:

Letter from Collins, 20 June 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3566]

ff. 49-50:

Letter from Collins, 22 June 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3567]

ff. 51-52:

Letter from Collins, 5 July 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3577]

ff. 53-54:

Letter from Collins, 29 July 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3600]

ff. 55-56:

Letter from Collins, 7 August 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3603]

ff. 57-58:

Letter from Collins, 19 August 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3617]

ff. 59-60:

Letter from Collins, 26 September 1704.

[printed De Beer, viii. 3632]

Conyers, John, c. 1650-1725   [4 letters, 1697-1700]

ff. 61-62:

Letter from Conyers, 4 March 1696/[97].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2210]

ff. 63-64:

Letter from Conyers, 2 May 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2581]

ff. 65-66:

Letter from Conyers, 23 January 1699[/1700].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2662]

ff. 67-68:

Letter from Conyers, 18 October 1700.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2792]

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, Lord Ashley, later 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, 1621-1683   [6 letters, 1674-1681]

ff. 69-70:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 23 November [1674].

Superscription: St Giles Novemb the 23th

Salutation: Mr Locke

Signature: Deare Sir | Your truely affectionate freind and servant | Shaftesbury

Address: Thesse For his much esteemed Friend John Locke Esquire [by an amanuensis]

Endorsement: E: Shaftesbury 23o Nov. 74

Mostly written by an amanuensis; date from the content of the letter and Locke’s endorsement.

Printed: De Beer, i. 297; Christie, Shaftesbury 2:60-64; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pages 49-51; incomplete in King, Life (1829), pages 33-36; excerpts in Bourne, Life, 1:277-278, 293, 332-333, 423.

f. 71:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 23 February 1677.

Date: Feb: 23d. 1676.

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Your most affectionate freind and servant | Shaftesbury

Address: Thesse To mr Locke [by a third hand]

Endorsement: E. Shaftesbury 23 Feb. 76/7

Printed: De Beer, i. 322; Christie, Shaftesbury 2:235.

ff. 72-73:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 20 March 1680.

[printed in King, Life (1829), p. 36; De Beer, ii. 532]

ff. 74-75:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 8 February 1681.

[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:398-399; De Beer, ii. 621]

ff. 76-77:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 19 February 1681.

[printed in King, Life (1829), p. 138; De Beer, ii. 625]

ff. 78-79:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 22 February 1681.

[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:400-401; De Beer, ii. 627]

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, Lord Ashley, third Earl of Shaftesbury   [24 letters, 1687-1704]

ff. 81-82:

Letter from Ashley, 21 November/1 December [1687].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 273-274; De Beer, iii. 980]

ff. 83-84:

Letter from Ashley, 12/22 December 1687.

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 274-275; De Beer, iii. 984]

ff. 85-86:

Letter from Ashley, [August 1689].

[printed De Beer, iii. 1169; partly printed in King, Life (1829), p. 183-186]

ff. 87-88:

Letter from Ashley, 11 October [1689].

[printed De Beer, iii. 1195]

ff. 89-90:

Letter from Ashley, 15 November [1689].

[printed De Beer, iii. 1203]

ff. 91-92:

Letter from Ashley, 26 March [1692]; copy lacking postscript, Public Record Office, PRO 30/24/22 no. 2.

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 289-291; De Beer, iv. 1482]

ff. 93-94:

Letter from Ashley, 10 August 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1412]

ff. 95-96:

Letter from Ashley, 31 December [1691].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1443]

f. 97:

Letter from Ashley, 21 January [1692].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), p. 287; De Beer, iv. 1451]

ff. 98-99:

Letter from Ashley, 25 February [1692].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1470]

ff. 100-101:

Letter from Ashley, 3 [March 1692].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 288-289; De Beer, iv. 1474]

ff. 102-103:

Letter from Ashley, 7 July [1692].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 291-293; De Beer, iv. 1512]

ff. 104-105:

Letter from Ashley, 3 [November 1692].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1560]

f. 106:

Letter from Ashley, 26 January [1693].

[printed De Beer, iv. 1597]

f. 107:

Letter from Ashley, 6 [May 1693].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), p. 294; De Beer, iv. 1626]

ff. 108-109:

Letter from Ashley, 28 [May 1694].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 294-296; De Beer, v. 1746]

ff. 110-111:

Letter from Ashley, 8 September [1694].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 296-299; De Beer, v. 1783]

ff. 112-113:

Letter from Ashley, 29 September 1694.

[printed in King, Life (1829), p. 186-189; De Beer, v. 1794; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 200-202]

ff. 114-115:

Letter from Ashley, 27 [i.e. 22? November 1694].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), pp. 299-300; De Beer, v. 1816]

ff. 116-117:

Letter from Ashley, 2 [July 1695].

[printed De Beer, v. 1922]

ff. 118-119:

Letter from Ashley, 30 April [1697].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2252]

ff. 120-121:

Letter from Ashley, 9 April [1698].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2415]

ff. 122-123:

Letter from Ashley, [c. 30 April 1698].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2427]

ff. 124-125:

Letter from Shaftesbury, 7 September [1704].

[printed in Rand, Shaftesbury (1900), p. 323; De Beer, viii. 3623]

Cooper, Margaret, Countess of Shaftesbury, wife of the first Earl   [1 letter, 1682]

ff. 126-127:

Letter from the countess, 27 December 1682.

[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:450-451; De Beer, ii. 747]

Coote, Richard, first earl of Bellomont   [5 letters, 1697-1699]

ff. 128-129:

Letter from Bellomont, [25?] May 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2268]

ff. 130-131:

Letter from Bellomont, 29 May 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2270]

ff. 134-135:

Letter from Bellomont, 12 May 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2587]

ff. 136-137:

Letter from Bellomont, 7 September 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2614; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, pp. 278-280]

ff. 138-139:

Letter from Bellomont, 29 November 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2636]

Coste, Pierre, 1668-1747   [8 letters, 1695-1700]

f. 140:

Letter from Coste, 28 June/8 July 1695.

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et son traducteur français Pierre Coste” (1959), p. 163; De Beer, v. 1917]

ff. 141-142:

Letter from Coste, 3/13 September 1695.

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 164-166; De Beer, v. 1940]

f. 143:

Letter from Coste, [c. 23 June/3 July 1696].

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 166-168; De Beer, v. 2107]

ff. 144-145:

Letter from Coste, 6/16 July 1697, and from Jean Le Clerc, 9/19 July 1697.

[Coste’s letter printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 168-170; Le Clerc’s letter printed in Bonno, Lettres inédites de Le Clerc à Locke (1959), p. 100; Le Clerc, Epistolario (1987-97), no. 272; both in De Beer, vi. 2285]

f. 146:

Letter from Coste, [July/August 1698].

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 173-175; De Beer, vi. 2480]

f. 147b-c:

Letter from Coste, [c. 12 August 1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 175-177; De Beer, vi. 2609]

f. 148:

Letter from Coste, 29 June 1699.

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 170-173; De Beer, vi. 2601]

ff. 149-150:

Letter from Coste, 12 July 1700.

[printed in Bonno, “Locke et … Pierre Coste” (1959), pp. 178-179; De Beer, vii. 2746]

Covel, Dr. John, 1638-1722   [15 letters, 1679-1700]

ff. 152-153:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 17 May 1679.

[printed De Beer, ii. 471]

ff. 154-155:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 19 June 1680.

[printed De Beer, ii. 548]

ff. 156-157:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 22 January 1681.

[printed De Beer, ii. 613]

f. 158:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 27 April 1681.

[printed De Beer, ii. 635]

ff. 159-160:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 29 December 1681.

[printed De Beer, ii. 676]

ff. 161-162:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 4 October 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2322]

f. 163:

Letter from Dr. Covel, dated 4 October 1697; enclosed in letter from Dr. Covell, 2 August 1698 (ff. 170-171); draft of enclosure in British Library, Add. MS. 22,910, f. 463, written in blank space on letter from Locke, 29 September 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2481; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 268-269]

ff. 164-165:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 20 June 1698.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2459]

ff. 166-167:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 25 July 1698.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2474]

ff. 168-169:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 28 July 1698.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2479]

ff. 170-171:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 2 August 1698; with enclosure, dated 4 October 1697 (f. 163).

[printed De Beer, vi. 2481; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 268-269]

ff. 172-173:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 18 February 1698/9.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2549]

ff. 174-175:

Letter from Dr. Covel, 30 October 1700.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2803]

f. 176:

Letter from Dr. Covel to Lady Masham, 4 October 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. (2323)]

ff. 177-178:

Letter from Dr. Covel to Lady Masham (copy), 6 November 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. (2347)]

Cocks (or Cox), Richard   [1 letter, 1689]

f. 179:

Letter from Cocks, 5 October 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1194]

Coxe, Thomas   [1 letter, 1677]

ff. 180-181:

Letter from Coxe, 22 February 1677.

Superscription: London. 22d February. 1676. stilo vetere.

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir | Your most humble servant. | Thomas Coxe

Address: A Monsieur Monsieur Puesch Maistre Apothecaire, pour faire tenir à Monsieur Lock Gentilhomme anglois à Montpelier.

Endorsement: T. Cox 22 Feb. 76/7

Printed: De Beer, i. 321]

Coxe, Dr. Thomas, 1615-1685   [1 letter, 1678]

f. 182:

Letter from Coxe, 2 June 1678.

Superscription: Lo<ndon.> Jun. 2 1678. [torn]

Salutation: Sir

Signature: Sir your ever most faithfull and most affectionate friend | and humble servant | Tho: Coxe

Address: A Monsieur Monsieur Locke gentilhomme Anglois a Paris

Endorsement: Dr Coxe 2 Jun. 78

Answered by Locke on 23 June.

Printed: De Beer, i. 383]

Cramphorne, Joseph   [3 letters, 1697, 1700]

f. 183:

Letter from Cramphorne, 8 November 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2349]

f. 184:

Letter from Cramphorne, 20 November 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2353]

f. 185:

Letter from Cramphorne, 3 September 1700.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2769]

Crosse, Robert, ca. 1605-1683; vicar of Chew Magna.   [1 letter, 1661]

f. 186:

Letter from Crosse, 19 February 1661.

Salutation: Mr John Locke

Signature: Your loving Freind | Robert Crosse | Chue: [Chew Magna] Feb: 19: 1660

Address: For Mr John Locke at Pensford.

Printed: De Beer i. 114.

Cross, Walter   [1 letter, 1697]

f. 187:

Letter from Cross, 1 June [1697].

[printed De Beer, vi. 2271]

Cunningham, Alexander   [1 letter, 1699]

ff. 188-189:

Letter from Cunningham, 15 May 1699.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2588]

Dare, Mrs. Ellen   [1 letter, 1685]

f. 190:

Letter from Mrs. Dare, 14/24 July [1685].

[printed De Beer, ii. 826]

Davys, Thomas   [4 letters, 1688-89]

ff. 191-192:

Letter from Davys, 28 August/7 September 1688.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1074]

ff. 193-194:

Letter from Davys, 19/29 September 1688.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1078]

ff. 195-196:

Letter from Davys, 14/24 November 1688.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1091]

ff. 197-198:

Letter from Davys, 5/15 November 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1201]

Day, Thomas   [1 letter, 1689]

f. 199:

Letter from Day to [Locke?], 14 December 1689.

[printed De Beer, iii. 1221]

Day, Thomas, Junior   [2 letters, 1691, 1701]

f. 200:

Letter from Day, 2 April 1691.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1382]

ff. 201-202:

Letter from Day, 22 March 1701.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2887]

Derbie, John   [2 letters, 1697]

ff. 203-204:

Letter from Derbie, 15 February 1696/7.

[printed De Beer, v. 2196]

f. 205:

Letter from Derbie, 10 April 1697.

[printed De Beer, vi. 2245]

Dickinson, Dr. Edmund   [2 letters, 1693]

f. 206:

Letter from Dickinson, 30 May 1693; with a forwarding note by Samuel Smith, 31 May 1693.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1632]

f. 206:

Letter from Locke to Dickinson, 2 June 1693; draft written on same sheet as previous item.

[printed De Beer, iv. 1634]

Dod, John, d. 1692?   [1 letter, 1662]

ff. 209-210:

Letter from Dod, 7 October 1662.

Salutation: Neighbor

Signature: your Faithful Friend and Humble Servant | John Dod | Hinton Oct. 7. 1662

Address: These For Mr John Locke at his chamber in ch. ch.

Printed: De Beer, i. 148.

Dodart, Denis, 1634-1707   [1 letter, 1679]

ff. 211-212:

Letter from Dodart to Olaus Rømer, 3/13 April 1679.

[printed De Beer, ii. (463)]

Dolben, Dr. John, later archbishop of York, 1625-1686.   [1 letter, 1661]

ff. 213-214:

Letter from Dolben, 17 May [1661?].

Salutation: Mr Lock

Signature: I am | Your very freind | J Dolben | Whitehall | May. 17.

Address: To my good freind Mr John Lock Master of Arts and Student of Christ Church in Oxon

Printed: De Beer, i. 124.

Du Bos, J.-B.   [16 letters, 1698-1703]

ff. 215-216:

Letter from Du Bos, 27 July/6 August [1698].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise du XVIIe siècle” (1950), p. 484; De Beer, vi. 2478]

ff. 217-218:

Letter from Du Bos, 19/29 September [1698].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 485-486; De Beer, vi. 2489]

ff. 219-220:

Letter from Du Bos, 19/29 November [1698].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 486-488; De Beer, vi. 2510]

ff. 221-224:

Letter from Du Bos, 31 December [1698]/10 January [1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 488-495; De Beer, vi. 2527]

ff. 225-226:

Letter from Du Bos, 13/23 April [1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 495-498; De Beer, vi. 2570]

ff. 228-229:

Letter from Du Bos, 17/27 May [1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 498-499; De Beer, vi. 2591]

ff. 230-231:

Letter from Du Bos, 27 June/7 July [1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 500-501; De Beer, vi. 2600]

ff. 232-233:

Letter from Du Bos, 19/29 August [1699].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 501-502; De Beer, vi. 2612]

ff. 234-235:

Letter from Du Bos, 14/24 February [1700], with a postscript by Nicolas Toinard.

[printed De Beer, vii. 2673; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 282-283; Du Bos’s letter printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 503-504]

ff. 236-237:

Letter from Du Bos, 17/28 July [1700].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 504-506; De Beer, vii. 2748; Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 285-286]

ff. 238-239:

Letter from Du Bos, 1/12 January [1701].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 506-508; De Beer, vii. 2837]

ff. 240-241:

Letter from Du Bos, 8/19 April [1701].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 508-510; De Beer, vii. 2900]

ff. 242-243:

Letter from Du Bos, 17/28 August [1701].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 510-511; De Beer, vii. 2982]

ff. 244-245:

Letter from Du Bos, 4/15 February 1702.

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 511-514; De Beer, vii. 3083]

ff. 246-247:

Letter from Du Bos, 22 April/3 May 1702.

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 514-516; De Beer, vii. 3133]

ff. 248-249:

Letter from Du Bos, 4/15 January [1703].

[printed in Bonno, “Une amitié franco-anglaise …” (1950), pp. 516-518; De Beer, vii. 3237]