MS Locke c.43, sheet inserted after p. 47

 

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

35. Voluntas, MS Locke c.43, sheet after p. 47 (1702) Sheet inserted after p. 47 [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff. 1. Paper used is that of a letter addressed ‘To Mr Locke At Sir Francis Mashams at Oates To be left at Mr Jocelin a Shopkeeper at Bishops Stratford’. The letter is glued on p. 47 of MS Locke c.43. The letter is folded vertically, the text is written on the left-hand sides.

Size

[2] Size of the letter: 155 × 225 mm.

Watermarks

[3] Edge of coat of arms.

Stitching and pins

[4] None.

Quires and page numbers

[5] Page numbers (47a and 47b) added by Bodleian librarian.

Contents

[6] The title is given at the start of the fragment, at the top of the recto side: ‘Judging. Election. Resolution’. For the title of the endorsement, see [7].

Marginal entries

[7] The endorsement is given on the verso side, bottom right: ‘Voluntas 02 Judging Election. Resolution’. In addition, at the top of the left-hand side of the verso side there is also the endorsement of the date Locke received the letter: ‘24 May 99. The date was probably preceded by the name of the writer, but the passage is blurred.

Catchwords

[8] Yes.

Scribes/Ink

[9] Locke.

Miscellanea (MS)

[10] Dated 1702 (see [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.