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Papers of TH Green, Fellow of Balliol



a. Numbered Manuscripts

(numbers and letters assigned by CBG, revised by Bradley, Nettleship, and Wilson. Small Roman numeral are additional designations added July 2005.)

1A. Lecture on Logic (Modern). With wrapper bearing notes by John Cook Wilson regarding arrangement. c. 103 pp, ink. With 10 insertions by JCW bearing further notes about arrangement. In envelope.

1B. Lecture on Logic (Greek). With wrapper, and single sheet labelled ‘Philosophy’. c. 34 pp ink, followed by inserted sheet labelled ‘Numbered Series of Notes’, followed by c. 26 pp. In Greek and English.

3. Analysis of Republic, in marbled paper cover notebook. 1 cover missing, remaining one detached. 27 pp, ink.

4. Two sheets of an apparently early essay on Hegel; other fragments on philosophy. 22 pp ink, with pencil additions. 1 other sheet, in separate wrapper.

5A. Fragments on Physiology, on the Logic of Aristotle and J. S. Mill, and on general philosophy. 5 separate pp ink; large brown notebook, 26 pp used, in ink and pencil, including some insertions.

5B. Notes on Aristotle’s Metaphysics. In brown notebook with title printed on cover ‘Cyphering Book’. 25 pp ink, and 1 pp ink insertion.

6A. Notes for lectures on Locke, Hume, and Kant. Brown notebook, both covers detached. c. 90 pp, ink.

6B. Extracts from Hume and Lectures on Kant’s Kritik der reinen Vernunft. In notebook with detached covers. 94 pp, ink; with 3 insertions. In addition 2 sheets, ink. With wrapper with notes by RLN about contents. Partly printed in Works II, ‘Lectures on Kant’.

i. 4 pp, ink, 2 leaves taken from Notebook 6B.

7A. Notes for Lectures on Mill’s Logic; Aristotelian Logic. Notebook with one cover missing, c. 85 pp, ink. 7 sheets, inserted.

7B. Mill’s Logic; Kant; etc. Notebook, c. 115 pp, ink. 4 sheets inserted.

7C. Lectures on Logic and Project for Essay on Materialism. Notebook, c. 119 pp, ink. With 2 sheets inserted.

8. Extracts and Summaries from Locke. Loose sheets, 16 pp, ink.

9. Four loose sheets on Moral Philosophy. Ink.

10A. Notes on Lectures on Kant’s Moral Philosophy. Notebook, c. 94 pp. 2 sheets inserted.

10B. Kant [Moral Philosophy]. Analysis of Grundlegung der Metaphysik der Sitten; partial analysis of Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. c. 96 pp in notebook; 11 pp loose.

11. Notes for Lectures on History of Greek Philosophy. 34 pp loose sheets; 45 pp ink in notebook.

12. Fragments of Lecture on Mill’s Logic; lectures on the Moral Philosophy of Hume and Kant. 1 loose sheet, c. 80 pp ink in notebook.

14. Notes of Lectures on Kant’s Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Grouped as follows:

i. ‘Beginning of course on Modern philosophy’, 12 pp, ink.

ii. ‘ Berkeley’, 10 pp, ink.

iii. ‘(Critic of P. Reason) Kant. (Beginning with transition from Hume)’. 41 pp, ink.

iv. ‘False [illegible] of thought from things’. 5 pp, ink.

v. ‘Comte’s 3 stages’. 1 pp, ink.

15. Notes (various) on Moral Philosophy. 51 pp, ink. With 13 copies of slip entitled ‘Errata in Vol. III’, some with further corrections added.

16. Translation of Aristotle’s De Anima. Grouped by books:

i. 22 pp, ink.

ii. 17 pp, ink.

iii. 26 pp, ink.

17. For articles on G. H. Lewes and H. Spencer (all reprinted in Works I). Grouped as follows:

i. ‘For articles on G. H. Lewes.’ 49 pp, ink.

ii. ‘MS for article on GH Lewes not published’. 1 st page is editorial (RLN?), to replace missing 1 st page of MS. 88 pp, ink.

iii. ‘H. Spencer’. c. 42 pp, ink.

18. Aristotle, Politics. 33 pp, ink.

19. Notes on Political Philosophy. 8 pp, ink.

20. Notes on Aristotle, Ethics.

i. Brown notebook, labelled ‘Aristotle, Ethics (beginning).’

ii. Black notebook, labelled ‘Aristotle, Ethics V. VI. VII.’

iii. Loose leaves, 11 pp, ink.

21. Part of course following MS22 on moral philosophy. c. 87 pp, ink.

22. ‘What is the province of moral philosophy?’ 29 pp, ink.

23. Professorial Lectures on Kant. Complete notes for Michaelmas Term 1878. 60 pp, ink.

24. ‘Professorial Lectures. Hilary and Trinity Terms 1879. Partly printed in Works II, ‘On the Different Senses of “Freedom” As Applied to Will and to the Moral Progress of Man’. Wrapper notes ‘completed by addition of [MS] 20’. This MS20 (not the one listed above) is now entirely indistinct from MS 24. 113 pp, ink.

b. Unnumbered Manuscripts

1. MS notebook marked ‘T.H.Green’ containing undergraduate essays. Contents:

‘The Character of Cicero’.

‘Poena Capitis’. Latin.

‘The Roman idea of a national religion.

Untitled Latin exercise.

Untitled English essay, beginning ‘We should naturally expect that the spirit of poetry’.

‘The duties of the University to the State’.

(Hereafter the notebook reverses. Its contents, beginning from the back cover, are as follows—)

‘British rules and policy in India’.

‘C. Plinius, historiam naturalem conscripturus, praefationem de illius studii oblectamentis scribit’. Latin.

‘On Eloquence’.

‘The general differences between the philosophers before & after Socrates’.

‘The political influence of the Grecian Oracles’.

‘Standing armies’.


‘Legislative interference in moral matters’.

‘The relation of language to mythology’.


‘On Greek Humour, with special reference to the Humour of Plato.

‘How far moral principles are probable or conventional’.

‘An introduction to Greek History’.

‘On Definition’.

‘On the Platonic doctrine of Ideas’.

‘On Authority & Private judgement, or Reason & Faith’.

‘The origin of Greek History’.

‘The value of the argument from analogy’.

‘On the origin of Ideas’.

‘Characteristics of the mythic period of Philosophy.’

‘Utility as a principle in art & morality’.

‘The comparative influence of Plato & Aristotle on subsequent times.’

‘Compare & contrast Greek & Roman Colonization.’

‘A Comparison between the Spartan Constitution & the Republic of Plato’. (1/2 page draft opening; followed by complete essay.)

‘The Nature & Use of Formal Logic’.

‘On Ostracism’.

2. MS Notebook marked ‘T.H.Green’, containing undergraduate essays.

Latin composition from sententia ‘Qui, quid sit pulchrum, quid turpe, quid utile, non quid/ Pleneus et melius Chrysippo et Crantore dicit’.

Latin composition beginning, ‘Colonias Romanas’.

‘The Advantages & disadvantages of diffusive reading.’

‘The effect of Commerce on the mind of a nation’.

‘Quid de controversiis Demonsthenis et Aeschinis judicandeum sit’.

‘The influence of contact with Greece on the language, tastes, and opinions of the Romans.’

‘On the nature & use of money’.

‘The principle of Honour; its history & value in ancient & modern times’.

‘Commod[ine?] plus ars incommodi generi humano attulerit magni illius Alexandri mors immatura’. Latin.

‘The comparative value of fact & fiction in education’.

Latin composition beginning ‘In plurimos quidem’.

‘The Utility of Classical Studies’.

Latin composition beginning ‘Intuenti milia multitudinem’.


Latin composition from sententia ‘Si te ipsum bis pe[rv?]oscere, fac quo[na?]s diliganter, quid de te inimici dicant’.


‘Domus Crystallina’. Latin.

‘The Character & Opinions of Samuel Johnson.

‘Henrici octavi ingenium’. Latin.

‘Can interference with foreign Nations in any case be justifiable?’

‘On Thackeray’s novels’.

‘“Quoniam etiam victis redit in praecordia virtus”. What is the truth of this, as viewed in the light of history?’

‘Utrum magis rei publicae prosit, deportari sontes, an domi in carceram vel ergastulum dari’. Latin.

‘The English national character compared with that of the Germans.’

Latin composition beginning ‘Si quis de sua modo dignitate putat’.

‘The Character of Mahomet’.

‘De Epitaphiis monumentisque mortuorum’. Latin.


(Hereafter the notebook reverses. Its contents, beginning from the back cover, are as follows—)

‘The Influence of Civilization on Genius’.

3. Untitled notebook. General scattered notes on philosophical topics. Insertions: leaflet for Oxford Political Economy Club; 35 separate pieces of loose-leaf paper of various sizes.

4. MS of article reviewing The Philosophy of Aristotle by Sir A. Grant. 51 pp, ink.

5. Offprint of article ‘The Philosophy of Aristotle’. 40 pp, printed.

6. Analysis of Hegel. THG’s trnanslation of paragraphs 1-163 of Hegel’s Philosophische Propädeutik. 6 pp ink with pencil corrections Table of Contents. Thereafter in separate (ink) sections: pp. 7-32; 33-47; 47-53; 53-76; 76-90; 91-120; 120-145; 146-190 (but only goes to 188); then unlabelled pages totalling 9.

7. 1 pp ink, draft of Hegel’s Philosophie der Religion, paragraphs 78-80.

8. 4 pp ink, draft notes/translation of parts of Hegel.

9. Notebook, ‘Analysis of Politics (Aristotle)’. Miscellaneous notes. One 2 pp insertion; one 1 p insertion (placed as bookmark). Starting from back cover are notes on A. C. Bradley’s and H. H. Asquith’s philosophical answers in the 1874 Balliol Fellowship Examination.

10. MS of partial translation of H. Ulrici, ‘Das Naturrecht’, Gott und der Mensch. 54 pp, ink.

11. ‘Tutorial Lectures on Kant’. Printed in Works II. 15 sheets, some double-sided, ink.

12. ‘Lecture E. T. 78’. Incomplete MS of critique of utilitarianism and hedonism. 39 pp, ink.

13. ‘Matter and Mind’, 2 sheets, ink. Notes on ‘Allgemeine Pathologie’, 2 sheets, ink.

14. Packets labelled ‘Notes A-F’.

A. Draft opening for Inaugural Lecture as White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy. 1 pp, ink.

B. Labelled: ‘(Pleasure)’. ‘2 discarded sheets- the 1 st at any rate used up in Professorial lectures’. Ink.

C. Labelled: ‘Two pages used for lecture on Political Obligation’. Ink.

D. Labelled: ‘Scattered sheets on Moral Philosophy.’ 9 pp, ink.

E. Labelled: ‘Notes on practical value of M[oral] P[hilosophy]’. 5 pp, ink.

F. Labelled: ‘on practical value of M[oral] P[hilosophy]’. 4 pp, ink.

15. Review of Edward Caird, A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Kant. 10 pp, ink.

16. Review of John Caird, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. 11 pp, ink.

17. Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation. In two sections: c. 249 pp, ink; 16 pp, ink.


i. Incomplete MS of 1882 Mind article, ‘Can there be a natural science of Man?’ 10 scattered pp, ink.

ii. One offprint of both parts of the above article.

19. Prolegomena to Ethics draft. (i) 109 pp, ink, loose leaves. (ii-iv) Green notebooks, ink. (v-xi) Blue notebooks, ink.

20. ‘Undetermined’ notes (so called by RLN). 34 leaves total, ink.

21. Three miscellaneous papers. (i) Brief notes on Claims and Duties; (ii) References to various philosophers; (iii) non-philosophical notes, probably on art.

22. Green notebook, ‘Extracts from G. H. Lewes, H. Spencer, & a few from Carpenter, Bastian, Fick’.

23. Printed copy of Balliol College Fellowship examination, 1873. 1 sheet.

24. Printed proof copies of articles.

i. ‘An Answer to Mr. Hodgson’. 2 copies, both with manuscript corrections.

ii. ‘The Relation of Subject and Object, as Interpreted by Mr. Herbert Spencer.’ 1 copy, with manuscript corrections.

iii. ‘Mr. Herbert Spencer and Mr. G. H. Lewes: Their Application of the Doctrine of Evolution to Thought.’ Part III only. 1 copy, pages uncut.


c. Annotated Books

1. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greek). Interleaved with THG’s annotations. J. E. T. Rogers, Aristotelis Ethica Nicomachea, Oxford, 1852.

2. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greek). Interleaved with THG’s annotations. Unnamed editor, Aristotelis Ethica Nicomachea, Oxford and London, 1861.

3. Aristotle, Politics and Economics (Greek). Interleaved with THG’s annotations. Unnamed editor, Aristotelis Politicorum Libri VIII et Oeconomica, Leipzig, 1971.

4. Plato, Republic (Greek). Interleaved with THG’s annotations. Ed. G. Stallbaum, Libros de Republica, Leipzig, 1823.




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