MS Locke c.28, fols 113-114

 

Contents of this manuscript description

Introduction

Size

Watermarks

Stitching and pins

Quires and page numbers

Contents

Marginal entries

Catchwords

Scribes/Ink

Miscellanea (MS)

Texts within this manuscript

10. Ethica B (1693-1694) fol. 113r (7 lines) [about]

21. Anima A (1693-1694) fol. 113r, (6 lines) [about]

22. Voluntas (1693-1694) f. 114v, (8 lines). [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff. 2. Two half sheets, with notes by Locke according to his method of commonplacing; Locke divided the leaves in alphabetically marked columns, each letter receiving five subcolumns (a-e-i-o-u), all columns drawn by pencil, the first leaf ending with column ‘L’ and the second leaf continuing with column ‘M’, thus establishing a complete alphabetic series.

Size

[2] Fol. 113: 313 × 219 mm; fol 114: 313 × 219 mm.

Watermarks

[3] Fol. 113: no watermark or countermark. Fol. 114: watermark, showing from top to bottom: coat of arms with sword, letters SMB encircled, empty circle.

Stitching and pins

[4] None, except small punctures used as markers for column lines.

Quires and page numbers

[5] The first sheet has ‘3’ at the left-hand side of the bottom of the recto page. Folio numbers added by the Bodleian librarian.

Contents

[6] Under ‘Ei’ on fol 113r is the entry ‘Ethica’=‘Ethica B’; under ‘Ai’, also on fol. 113r, is the entry ‘Anima’=‘Anima A’; and on 114v under ‘Vo’ appears ‘Voluntas’.

Marginal entries

[7] None.

Catchwords

[8] None.

Scribes/Ink

[9] Locke.

Miscellanea (MS)

[10] Folios 113-114 are dated ‘93 by Locke.

Milton, ‘Manservant as Amanuensis: Sylvester Brounower’, p. 81.
The place that Locke prescribes here is indeed the place that it has been given both in C-1706 and in the present edition; this place results once his instructions in MS Locke e.1 pp. 113-114 concerning the introductory paragraphs on pp. 114-116 of the same manuscript are carried out (see below, 1. Of the Conduct of the Understanding (1697-1704) [23]).
In the present edition, this sentence is given in the collation of MS Locke e.1 with MS Locke c.28.’
Cf. Heawood, 3138.
For a similar use of pins by Locke, see his Journal for 1690, MS Locke f.10, pp. 24-25.
For a similar use of the word ‘Understanding’ for a quire that contains additions to the Essay, see MS Locke c.28, fols 115-116.
The main instances of use of this different ink are listed in the annotation to the text.