MS Locke c.28, fols 115-116

 

Contents of this manuscript description

Introduction

Size

Watermarks

Stitching and pins

Quires and page numbers

Contents

Marginal entries

Catchwords

Scribes/Ink

Texts within this manuscript

23. Anima B (1694) fol. 115r [about]

24. Enthusiasm (1694) fol. 115r [about]

25. Method (1694) fols 115r-115v [about]

26. Libertie (1694) fol. 115v [about]

27. Connection of Ideas (c. 1694) fol. 115v [about]

28. ‘Perhaps it will be said’ (c. 1694) fols 116r-116v [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff. 2. Paper. One sheet folded in 1 quire, consisting of 2 leaves.

Size

[2] The size given is not of the leaves but of the complete sheet of the quire: 399 × 315 mm.

Watermarks

[3] Fol. 115: barely visible countermark, possibly a ‘P’. Fol. 116: watermark: lion between two vertical bars in coat of arms.

Stitching and pins

[4] None.

Quires and page numbers

[5] Formula: A2. No page numbers; folio numbers provided by the librarian of the Bodleian Library. The quire has the signature ‘Understanding A’ in the left margin at the bottom of its first page, fol. 115r, and ‘Understanding A’ written vertically at the upper right-hand side of the last page, fol. 116v.

Contents

[6] The quire contains several projected additions for the Essay, the first entries have their title in the left-hand margin: ‘Anima’=‘Anima B’ (fol. 115r); ‘Enthusiasm’ (fol. 115r); ‘Method’ (fols 115r-115v); ‘Libertie’ (fol. 115v); ‘Connection of Ideas’ (115v). The last entry is ‘Perhaps it will be said’, draft for Essay, II.xxi, but eventually not included. The entry ‘Enthusiasm’ remained empty, although some barely readable words in pencil were added at a later stage in a hand other than Locke’s, possibly Peter King’s.

Marginal entries

[7] Each page has a margin on the left-hand side, used for additions and corrections and for the title of the various entries (see [6]; see also [9]). Fragment ‘Perhaps it will be said’ is marked by a header at the top of the left-hand side of fol. 116r: ‘Book II. Chap. xxi’, and the draft starts with the last words of the section after which is was intended to follow: ‘God if he will § 54’.

Catchwords

[8] None, except on fol 116r.

Scribes/Ink

[9] The entire manuscript seems to be in the hand of Locke himself, with the exception of three entries in pencil: an insertion on fol. 115r on the place, otherwise left blank, under the header ‘Enthusiasm’; and two marginal insertions, one on fol. 115r in ‘Method’, and the other on fol. 115v in ‘Libertie’.

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.