National Archives, London

The Shaftesbury papers – Bundle 47

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no. 1:

Essay on toleration (1667): A fair copy by an amanuensis; three other versions of this paper exist.


no. 2:

A guardbook in which are mounted miscellaneous medical papers.
Note that the volume has been rebound since it was used by Dewhurst and others, and their folio numbers may not coincide with those given here.

f. 18:

Letter to De Briolay de Beaupreau, [1668].

[printed De Beer, i. 230]

ff. 31-38:

Anatomia (1668)

ff. 40-41:

Copy of a translation of a letter from De Briolay de Beaupreau to –– Browne, April 1669, endorsed by Locke (f. 40v) “My Ld Ashleys case 69.”

[printed De Beer, i. (231) (ff. 20-21)]

ff. 42-43:

Letter from Dr. David Thomas, 19 October 1669.

[printed De Beer, i. 237 (ff. 27-28); excerpts printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:249-250]

ff. 44-45:

Letter from Dr. Thomas, [c. 18 November 1669].

[printed De Beer, i. 238 (ff. 29-30); excerpts printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:250]

f. 46:

Letter to [Margaret Beavis?], [December 1669?].

[printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:251-252; De Beer, i. 239 (f. 37)]

ff. 47-56:

De arte medica (1669)

f. 57:

Smallpox Preface 70 (1670)

ff. 58-59:

Letter to De Briolay de Beaupreau, 20 January 1671, endorsed “Ld Ashleys case.”

[printed De Beer, i. 250 (ff. 1-2); Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 39-40]

ff. 60-69:

Epistle and Preface to Sydenham on Smallpox [1670]?

ff. 71-74:

Respirationis usus (1666)

ff. 75-78:

Tussis [1668-1670?]

ff. 79-80:

Letter from Dr. Thomas Sydenham, [about November 1674?].

[printed De Beer, i. 295 (ff. 11-12); Goldie (ed.), Selected correspondence, p. 48-49; excerpts printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:334-335; most printed in Dewhurst, “Sydenham’s letters to John Locke” (1955), p. 315; and in Dewhurst, Dr. Thomas Sydenham (1966): pp. 167-168]




no. 9:

Letter from Margaret Blomer, 12 September 1670
[printed De Beer, i. 248; excerpts in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:261-262]


no. 10:

Letter from Mrs. Blomer, 23 September 1670
[printed De Beer, i. 249; part in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:263]


no. 11:

Letter from Frances Manners, Countess of Rutland, 7 March [1671]
[printed De Beer, i. 251; excerpts in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:39 n.; and in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:206-207]


no. 12:

Letter from Lady Dorothy Ashley, 1 [July 1671]
[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:38; De Beer, i. 255]


no. 13:

Letter from Mrs. Margaret Blomer, 10 July 1671
[printed De Beer, i. 256; excerpt in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:266]


no. 14:

Letter from Margaret Cooper, Lady Ashley, 14 July [1671]
[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:40; De Beer, i. 257]


no. 15:

Letter from Lady Dorothy Ashley, 15 [July 1671]
[printed in Christie, Shaftesbury vol. 2:39 (without postscript); De Beer, i. 258]


no. 16:

Letter from Mrs. Margaret Blomer, 17/27 December 1672.
[printed De Beer, i. 267; excerpts in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:314-315]


no. 17:

Letter from William Allestree, 16 June 1673.
[printed De Beer, i. 271; excerpts in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:320]


no. 18:

Letter from John Strachey, 10 February 1674.
[printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:329-330; De Beer, i. 286]


no. 19:

Letter from William Allestree, 2 February 1674.
[printed De Beer, i. 285; cited in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:321]


no. 20:

Letter from [Margaret Beavis?], 14/24 January 1670
[printed in Bourne, Life, vol. 1:253-256; De Beer, i. 240]


no. 21:

Copy of letter from [John Hoskins?] to Thomas Stringer, 26 March 1681. Original in Public Record Office, PRO 30/24/6B, no. 360.
[De Beer, ii, pp. 390-391]


no. 23:

Copy or draft of letter from Thomas Stringer to Locke, 30 April 1681. Original in MS. Locke c. 19, ff. 155-158.
[De Beer, iii. 1045; printed from the copy in Rand (ed.), The correspondence of John Locke and Edward Clarke (1927), pp. 262-267]


no. 24:

Letter from Peter King to the Third Earl of Shaftesbury, dated 9 December 1704, informing his Lordship of Locke’s Memoirs relating to the Life of Anthony First Earl of Shaftesbury.


no. 30:

A guardbook in which are mounted miscellaneous papers.
63 leaves

f. 10:

Postscript to letter from Henry Townshend, 4 February 1662[/63].

Consists of accounts; the letter itself is in MS. Locke c. 22, f. 15.

Dated: 4o Febr. 62

Endorsement: Account | Townshend 62

Printed: Bourne, Life, vol. 1:87; De Beer, i. 155 (not printed; to be printed in vol. ix).

ff. 32-35:

Selecting the grand jury [1681]

f. 45:

Queries on Scottish church government (1668)


no. 33:

Essay on infallibility (1661)

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