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Commonplace Book

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055689]
Identifier: MS-0336
This Commonplace book is a handwritten, bound manuscript of the late seventeenth century written in English. Subjects in the Commonplace book include asking advice and counseling, battles, boasting, how to make a conquest of another country, fear, the way to procure friends, and how to deal with a vanquished enemy.

Dates

  • after 1663

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available at this time.

Scope and Contents

This Commonplace book is a handwritten, bound manuscript of the late seventeenth century written in English. The recorder and exact date of the book are unknown. It was compiled after 1663 since an edition of Sir Francis Bacon's Essays published in that year is the last volume cited in a listing of authors on the final page. Writings from several authors, well-known for their thinking on government and military conduct, are included and arranged alphabetically. Among the authors cited in the commonplace book are : Count Galeazzo Priorato Gualdo (1606- 1678); Guido Bentivoglio (1577-1644); Arrigo Caterino Davila (1576- 1631); Francis Bacon (1561-1626); Johannes Sleidanus (1506-1556); Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631); James Harrington (1611-1677); Richard Baxter (1615-1691), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Subjects in the Commonplace book include asking advice and counseling, battles, boasting, how to make a conquest of another country, fear, the way to procure friends, and how to deal with a vanquished enemy.

Custodial History

This Commonplace book was transferred to the Manuscripts Department June, 1992. Formerly, the call number was P8245 .C 64.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased in 1933 for the Tudor and Stuart Club and transferred to Manuscripts, June, 1992.

Accruals

The Manuscripts Accession Number is 91-92.48.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in July 1992.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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