MS Locke c.27, fols 147r-150v
 Ff. 4. Paper. Four separate sheets, fol. 147 a scrap sheet, fols 148-149 each a quartersheet and fol. 150 a smaller scrap sheet with the remainder of a seal. Folios 147-150 are folded vertically, the right-hand side of each page is reserved for additions and corrections.
 Sizes (width × height) of fol. 147: 110 × 247 mm; fol. 148: 156 × 218 mm; fol. 149: 157 × 220 mm; fol. 150: 150 × 185 mm.
 Neither watermark nor countermark on fols 147-149; watermark on fol. 150: lower part of coat of arms, containing two quarters.
Stitching and pins
Quires and page numbers
 Folio numbers added by the Bodleian librarian. Locke numbered the first seven pages. This numbering will be used in the present edition. Locke did not number the eighth and last page, fol. 150v; this number is supplied in italics by the editors.
 Locke’s ‘Observations on Bold’s papers’. The endorsement, in Locke’s hand, can be found on the upper left corner of p. 8: ‘Observations on Mr Bolds papers Dec 98’.
 Each of Locke’s remarks is preceded by a marginal entry that connects Locke’s remarks to the relevant passage in Bold’s manuscript. These references are made according to three partly overlapping systems. The first system gives the section numbers in Bold’s text, followed by what is probably the line number in Bold’s manuscript, i.e. ‘§ 1. 3’; the second system gives the page numbers of Bold’s text, followed by the line number; and the third system gives a progressive series of numbers, starting with ‘No 1’ and ending with ‘No 27’, that must have corresponded to a series inserted by Locke in the original manuscript. The first series can be found on pp. 1-3, the second consists of a single instance on p.1, and the third is entered on pp. 2-7. The first item of the third system, ‘No 1’, on p. 2, is preceded by another marginal entry: ‘paper 2d’, and thus apparently coincides with the second leaf of Bold’s manuscript. The editors have not been able to connect the last entries of system three, on p. 7, with a passage contained by the printed version of Bold’s Some considerations; this suggests that the printed version of Some considerations is shorter then Bold’s lost original manuscript to which Locke had reacted. Finally, p. 6, at the right-hand side of the bottom, has the endorsement ‘30 Oct 1 letter’ and Bo 1698’, both entered upside down.
 Catchwords confirm the continuity between pages 2-3; 4-5; and 6-7.
Corrections and additions
 The right-hand side of the pages is used for some corrections and additions. The right-hand side of p. 3 also contains a reference to Stillingfleet’s First Answer (1697).