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AL Smith Collection - Catalogue I.B.1-3

Group I. Historical and Scholarly. (MS, academic and teaching notes.)


1. "Cambridge Modern History."

Material for a chapter written by AS for Vol. VI of the Cambridge Modern History, entitled "The origin and progress of the political philosophy of the eighteenth century." AS drew heavily from his Political Thought lectures (see I B4 below) for the content and structure of the chapter. Originally No.4 on the "E.L. Morgan" list.

1. TS drafts, proofs.

  • i.Annotated TS drafts for the chapter. The pages are numbered in pencil, and all the material for the chapter is present, but not in the final order in which it appeared. The chapter is split into smaller sections dealing with particular philosophers or topics. 43L.
  • ii. Printers' proof for the chapter. With a Cambridge University Press stamp dated 9 Feb. 1909. 30pp.

2. Drafts and notes for various sections of the chapter.

  • i. TS draft for the section on Algernon Sidney. 6L.
  • ii. AMS notes on the theory of Divine Right. 14L.
  • iii. AMS notes on the theory of Passive Obedience. 14L.

3. Printed material relating to the chapter.

  • i. "Cambridge Modern History. Scheme and Plan of the Work, with Suggestions to Authors." Notes from the editors. 3pp. 2 copies.
  • ii. Plan of the various chapters of Vol. VI. Dated Jan. 1907. 1L.
  • iii. Annotated list of primary sources for AS's chapter. With a Cambridge University Press stamp dated 6 July 1909. 4pp.

4. Correspondence to AS from Sir A.W. Ward, general editor of the Cambridge Modern History. 16 Nov. 1906-13 July 1909. 18 ALS, 1 APS, all from Ward to AS.

2. "Carpentier."

Material for The Carpentier Lectures 1909-1910, a series of 12 lectures given by AS at Columbia University, New York, on 17th and 18th century political theory and science. The Carpentier material overlaps heavily with the material in AS's Political Thought lectures (see I B4 below) for this series. Originally in 5 boxes as No.1 on the "E.L. Morgan" list.

1. TS drafts and scripts for the lectures.

  • i. "Political Science." 15L. With an incomplete version. 12L.
  • ii. "Hobbes' method." 6L.
  • iii. "Milton." 9L. With AMS draft attached. 8L.
  • iv. "Filmer Lecture." 32L.
  • v. "Restoration." 7L.
  • vi. "Locke Lecture." 2 versions (both 26L).
  • vii. "Science of History. Bolingbroke (History)." 30L.
  • viii. "Defoe, Hume and Parties Lecture." 3 versions (18L, 29L and 33L).
  • ix. "Hamilton. Federalism." 2 versions (12L and 22L).
  • x. "Democracy. Hamilton." 2 versions (10L and 19L).
  • xi. "Burke and Representation." 2 versions (27L and 31L).
  • xii. "2nd Burke Lecture." 2 versions (25L and 28L).

2. Large number of loose and bundles of leaves of AMS notes for the lectures.

3. Printed material relating to the lectures.

  • i. Columbia University notice of the lectures, with dates and topics. 1L. With xerox copy.
  • ii. Set of galley proofs of syllabuses for the 12 lectures. 3L.
  • iii. Syllabus for lecture VII on Locke. 1L. 2 copies.
  • iv. Syllabus for lecture IX on Defoe and Hume. 1L.
  • v. Syllabus for lecture XII on Burke. 1L.

4. Other material.

  • i. TS scheme for the lectures. [Slightly different from the final course of lectures.] 1L.
  • ii. Cutting from the New York Press 7 July 1909. Announcing AS's lectures.
  • iii. Reprint from the Educational Review April 1913. Reprint of an address on Alexander Hamilton by Nicholas Murray Butler. 20pp.

5. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings.

These cuttings were found among the "Carpentier" material, but it is unclear exactly what they have to do with the lectures. They may have been collected by AS for extra points to make in the lectures.

  • i. From The Westminster Gazette n.d. Letter from Wm. Clayton dated 10 Oct. on bias in US history books.
  • ii. From The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article on the Lords and the Constitution, by Sir Frederick Pollock.
  • iii. From The...Ledger Monday, April ?. Article about a tour of the US by AS and Lord Cecil to raise interest in a Chinese university project.

3. "Machiavelli."

Material for teaching Machiavelli as part of the Political Science paper. This material may also have been used by AS for teaching the Renaissance Italy Special Subject (see I A11 above) and AS also lectured on Machiavelli as part of his Political Thought lectures (see I B4 below). This box also contained proofs for a book by Louis Dyer - see 1 below. Originally No.2 on the "E.L. Morgan" list.

1. Proofs for Machiavelli and the Modern State by Louis Dyer, published by Ginn and Co. 1904. 178pp.

[These are not galley proofs - each small leaf carries the text for one page. The book is complete, with preface and index, and there are a few annotations and underlinings of original sources. They also carry stamps for the Athenæum Press, 1903. It is unclear why these proofs are among AS's teaching material. Perhaps they were for review, or he was referring to them for his own notes.]

2. TS lectures, papers on Machiavelli.

  • i. "Did Machiavelli begin Modern Political Science?" TS paper by AS. [Copy given to an undergraduate?] Inscribed "J.H.B.[urrows?] 12/5/14".
  • ii. Notes on Cerretani and other Italian writers. 15L.

3. "Machiavelli." Quarto hardcover notebook with notes on Machiavelli and other political writers.

4. Large number of AMS notes on Machiavelli's The Prince, Da Porto and other related topics.

5. Undergraduate work, collection papers.

  • i. "Discuss Machiavelli's attempt to separate politics from Ethics." TS essay by G. Fry of Lady Margaret Hall. 6L. 2 copies.
  • ii. "Does Machiavelli succeed in his attempt to separate Politics from Morals?" TS essay by Katharine M. Thomas of Lady Margaret Hall. 4L.
  • iii. Annotated TS collection question paper on Machiavelli. Inscribed "Mr. Hale."
  • iv. AMS messages from undergraduates about borrowed books and notes. 4L

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