Locke's life - principal dates for this volume; letters nos 3287-3648. Appendices: A - Locke's portraits; B - distribution lists for copies of Locke's books; C - unprinted items in BL Mss Locke c. 3-23. Recurrent designations other than proper names. Locke's will. Addendum - additional letters.
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