Library catalogues of East Horsley Towers including books from John Locke's library
Library catalogue of East Horsley Towers with rudimentary catalogue in two volumes and library catalogue of Ben Damph in two volumes.
- Creation: c.1880-1928
0.7 Linear metres (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15876/1].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15876
Library catalogues of East Horsley Towers, including books from John Locke's library.
Biographical / Historical
East Horsley Towers in Surrey was purchased by William King, 1st Earl of Lovelace in 1840. He was a descendant of Peter King, 1st Baron King (1669-1734), who was a cousin of John Locke. When Locke died in 1704 he left half of his library of over 3000 books and all his papers and letters to Peter King. In 1942 the 4th Earl of Lovelace deposited the manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, which purchased the collection in 1947.
Ben Damph is an estate in Torridon, Scotland, purchased by the 2nd Earl of Lovelace in the latter half of the 19th century.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the Bodleian Library from Lyon & Turnbull Ltd in February 2019.
- Catalogue of the Library Catalogues of East Horsley Towers, including books from John Locke's library
- Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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