MS Locke c.28, fols 107r-112v

 

Contents of this manuscript description

Introduction

Size

Watermarks

Stitching and pins

Quires and page numbers

Contents

Marginal entries

Catchwords

Scribes/Ink

Corrections and additions

Texts within this manuscript

2. Answer to Mr Norris Reflections (1692-1693) f. 107r-112v [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff 9. Paper. Three quarter sheets, each sheet folded in 1 quire, each quire has 2 leaves.

Size

[2] Sizes are not of the leaves but of the complete quarter sheets of which each quire is made up: A (fols107-108): 191 × 146 mm; B (fols 109-110): 189 × 148 mm; C (fols 111-112): 192 × 147 mm.

Watermarks

[3] The sheet containing fols 109-110 gives the lower part of a watermark consisting of an unidentifiable coat of arms, followed by the letters ‘HG’. The other sheets have neither a watermark nor a countermark.

Stitching and pins

[4] None.

Quires and page numbers

[5] Formula: A-C2. Each quire consists of 1 quarter sheet divided, with the longer side horizontal, by 1 vertical fold in 2 equal leaves, resulting in six leaves, fols 107-112 (all folio numbers were added by the Bodleian librarian). Each quire seems to have been folded once more in addition. Each quire has its signature, preceded by ‘Ref’, at the foot of the margin of the first page of each quire. The folio number of the first leaf of each quire is: A 107; B 109; C 111. No page numbers by Locke himself.

Contents

[6] ‘Answer to Mr Norris Reflections. Draft for an answer (first reply) to Norris’s Cursory reflections appended to Christian Blessedness (1690 and 1692; this second edition listed in LL, 2094). The final page of the manuscript, fol. 112v, contains two endorsements; one, in the same ink as the rest of the manuscript, gives ‘JL to Mr Norris’ and the other, written in darker ink, gives ‘JL Answer to Mr Norris Reflections 92’. The second, longer, endorsement has been used as title of this draft.

Marginal entries

[7] The margin of each written page is on the inner side. The margin contains several corrections and additions (see the transcription itself) and one reference, on fol. 110r, to page number 22 of Norris, Cursory reflections (pagenumber 22 is the same in both the 1690 and the 1692 edition). For the marginal signatures of the quires see [5].

Catchwords

[8] None.

Scribes/Ink

[9] Locke.

Corrections and additions

[10] Corrections and additions are made in the text itself and in the margin (see above, [7]).

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.