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Group I - Class H

All the contents of this group all come from what Faber called the 'Brown Tin Box'. This box also once contained BJ's letters to Florence Nightingale which had been removed by 1992.

This class mostly contains material from BJ's own papers, in particular the body of notebooks designated the 'commonplace books', and is divided up as follows:

H1-H2: Notebooks used by Evelyn Abbott while working on A & C

H1

Medium sized NB (225 by 145mm), red marbled cover, red morocco leather spine, no title or label. 171 leaves. Pages unlined. Ink. The whole notebook is in Evelyn Abbott's hand, and consists of a diary for early 1894, giving an account of work on A & C, including writing letters, giving interviews, copying letters and taking notes on BJ's family.

H2

Medium sized NB (225 by 145mm), red marbled cover, with red morocco spine. No title or label. Only pp.1-222 used (pp.1-180*), with many blank pages. Pages unlined. Ink. The whole notebook is in Evelyn Abbott's hand, and consists of a diary for the rest of 1894, following on directly from H1 above, and containing similar material.

H3-H5: Notes for sermons

H3

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover, no title or label. Only fols..1-13 used. Pages lined. Ink.

Undated, but BJ's hand suggests 1840s.

  • [Untitled notes for a sermon on a Christian life]

H4

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover, no title or label. Only fols..1-11 used. Pages lined. Pencil.

  • Lecture on the Sacrament, March 1844 [notes for a sermon]

H5

A collection of sermons by BJ, each one sorted and labelled by E.V. Quinn. Three sermons are dated to the 1840s, and BJ's hand on the two undated ones suggest the same date. All are written in ink. Each one is folded in a leaf with the title inscribed by E.V. Quinn.

  • [1] Sermon on Original Sin [9 leaves]
  • [2] Sermon on Miracles [5 leaves]
  • [3] Sermon on Judas Iscariot - 1847 [5 leaves]
  • [4] Eschatology - 17 May 1847 [4 leaves]
  • [5] Angelophania [sic]?circa 1847 [the last two words are added in pencil in an unknown hand; it could be BJ's - 9 leaves]

H6-11 - General Note

In Apr 1845, BJ obtained a copy of the 1840 edition of Hegel's Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse (now in the Jowett Collection at Balliol, with marginalia by BJ), and began to translate it in collaboration with Frederick Temple. It is not known when work began, but III S36, a letter from BJ to A.P. Stanley from 1849, alludes to it. However, it was never finished. These books, as well as I A3, I D48 and II G1, are all that remain of BJ's contribution. Since H6-8 are numbered on the inside cover 1-3, and H9-10 numbered 6-7, it seems that some books have been lost (although II G1, which is numbered 4, belongs to this series). In the Temple Papers at Balliol is a notebook (J54C) containing Temple's translation of sections 19-25 of the Encyclopädie (it was originally among Group II of the Jowett Papers, but in 1979 John Jones placed it among the Temple Papers). Temple's book has several corrections in BJ's hand, but, no corrections in Temple's hand are in BJ's books.

H6

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover, no title or label. 20 leaves. Pages lined. Ink and pencil.

  • [BJ's translation, with some comments, of Sections 62-70 of the Encyclopädie]

H7

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover (in very poor condition: several pages are now loose), no title or label. 20 leaves. Pages lined. Pencil.

  • [BJ's translation, with some comments, of Sections 74-80 of the Encyclopädie]

H8

NB (200 by 160mm), black cardboard soft cover, no title or label. 14 leaves. Pages lined. Pencil with some ink.

  • [BJ's translation, with some comments, of Sections 80-1 of the Encyclopädie]

H9

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover, no title or label. 24 leaves, many blank. Pages lined. Ink and pencil.

  • [BJ's translation, with some comments, of Sections 89-94 of the Encyclopädie] 1-12v
  • Notes on Hegels Logic 24v

H10

NB (200 by 160mm), grey cardboard soft cover, no title or label (several pages have now come loose). Only fols.1-9 and the inside back cover used. Pages lined. Ink.

  • [BJ's translation, with some comments, of Sections 94-5 of the Encyclopädie] 1-9
  • [Quotation from Acts VII 47] - inside back cover

H11

79 leaves (several unused) of different colours and sizes sewn together with a paper cover. Most of the leaves are quarto, and some seem to have been torn from notebooks, but it is impossible to link them with surviving books in the Jowett Papers. Ink with some pencil. (this was originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. QUinn Hegel).

None of the leaves are dated, but BJ's hand suggests the 1840s. Their subject matter suggests that they are to be linked with BJ's and Frederick Temple's abortive translation of Hegel's Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse (see General Note to H6-10 above).

  • Hegel [lecture notes?] 1-9
  • History of Philosophy [lecture notes?] 13-16v
  • Lecture II [notes, lightly crossed out] 17
  • Where does Philosophy begin? [lecture notes?] 23-24v
  • Metaphysics [lecture notes?] 25-26v
  • What is psychology [lecture notes?] 27-27v
  • Aristotle's psychology [lecture notes] 28-31
  • [More jottings on the same subject] 34
  • Science of Opposites: Logic of Fallacies [notes] 37-8
  • [Notes on Aristotle] 39
  • βoύλησις [notes] 40
  • Casuistry [notes] 41
  • Idealism and Realism [notes] 42-3
  • [Notes on knowledge] 44
  • Analogy [notes] 45-45v
  • On the nature of numbers [notes] 46-46v
  • Three leading heads [on philosophy - notes] 47
  • Voluntary and Involuntary [notes] 49
  • πρoαίρεσις [notes] 50-51v
  • Ethics & Theology [notes] 53-4
  • Aristotle and the Gospel [notes] 54v-55v
  • Utility [notes] 59-60v
  • Metaphysics and Logic [notes] 61-2
  • πότερov _ πρ_ξις τ_ς πρoαιρέσεως [notes] 63
  • Is virtue φυσει [notes] 65
  • The relation of ethics to science and theology [notes] 66-67v
  • Consistency the test of Truth [notes] 68
  • Ethics - Book I [lecture notes?] 69-73
  • Lecture ii - Ideological view of Aristotle [lecture notes] 74-6
  • Lecture iii - Aristotle's belief in a future state [lecture notes] 77
  • Kant and Hegel [notes] 78
  • πότερov _v πασ_v _ληθέυειv [notes] 79

H12-20: Notes and lectures on theology

H12

Quarto NB, hard green marbled paper cover with black morocco leather spine, no title or label. 98 leaves, many blank. Pages unlined. Pencil.

Undated, but BJ's hand suggests the 1840s, and the inside cover is inscribed Oban Sep.11, which BJ regularly visited in the late 1840s.

Much of the NB consists of draft essays, almost certainly first drafts for the commentary on St. Paul.

  • On the Law [draft essay] 1-7v
  • On the object of the Epistle to the Romans [draft essay] 8-9v
  • Practical notions of Freedom and Necessity [draft essay] 11-12
  • Four chief points on the Question of Necessity [notes] 12v
  • On Association [notes] 13
  • Sin [notes] 14v
  • Theology & Morality [notes] 15
  • The Bible not a rule of Faith [title only] 15v
  • Sin to Righteousness [jotting only] 16
  • General remarks on the Epistle to the Romans [draft essay] 17-18
  • The Law and the Gospel [jotting only] 19v
  • The Connexion of justification by faith with the admission of the Gentiles [notes] 20
  • The Connexion of Chap VII & VIII [of Romans: notes] 20v-21
  • δι_ τ_v _πoτάξαvτα [Romans VIII 20; notes on] 21v
  • The Law and the Gospel [notes] 22
  • The idea of hypocrisy as bearing upon the Law [jotting only] 22v
  • The rejection of the Jews and the Acceptance of the Gentiles [notes] 23v
  • Moral Philosophy [title only] 48v
  • Praise [jotting only] 49
  • Memory [jotting only] 50
  • Novum Organum Theologiae [title only] 51
  • On the Simplification of Morality [notes] 52
  • [untitled series of questions on morality] 52v
  • On the Language of Moral Philosophy [title only] 53
  • On speaking the truth [title only] 54
  • Bacon's Novum Organum [notes] 55
  • Mathematics - Laws of Motion [notes] 56-7
  • On the ideas of Plato [-] whether general or laws of things [notes] 58-58v
  • Proofs of the being of a God [jotting only] 60
  • Eclecticism [title only] 62
  • Self-consciousness [jotting only] 63
  • A priori [title only] 64
  • _π_ τ_v _ρχ_v & _π_ τ_ς _ρχ_ς [notes] 65-65v
  • Remarks on Commentary on the Romans [notes, perhaps an aide-memoire for BJ?] 97v-98
  • [untitled note on religious life] 98v-inside back cover

H13

Quarto NB, purple leather cover, gilt lines on edge and spine. No title or label. 92 leaves, several blank, and some loose leaves inserted. Pages unlined. Ink, with a little pencil.

fol. 83 sets out BJ's plan of work for Aug 1852 to Oct 1853, and BJ's hand in the rest of the book suggests the early 1850s. This NB should probably be linked with BJ's commentary on St. Paul.

  • The Book of Job [notes] 1-1v
  • Introduction to Essays [notes] 1v-4v
  • Justification [notes] 7-10
  • Plan of notes, Oct 28 [jotting only] 10v
  • Plan of notes to commence Feb. 7 [jotting only] 11
  • Predestination [notes] 12-13v
  • The Strength of Sin is the Law [jotting only] 16
  • Atonement and the Epistle to the Hebrews [notes] 21
  • Atonement [essay draft, perhaps an early version of the one in the commentary?] 22-45
  • Introductory on the Epistle to the Romans [notes] 49v-50
  • Imaginary and real connexions of the Old and New Testament [notes] 57v
  • St. Paul's teaching the result of his life [jotting only] 60v
  • Subtilitas Paulina [jotting only] 61v
  • Aspects of the Question of Jewish and Gentile Christians [jotting only] 69v
  • [fols..73-92 are written with the NB inverted and are listed backwards]
  • July 30 - The Prophecy of the Man of Sin [notes] 92
  • July 31 - On lost Epistles of St. Paul [notes] 91
  • Aug 1 [on the authenticity of Christian texts - notes] 90v
  • Aug 2 [on verbal connexions in the writings of St. Paul -jotting only] 90
  • Aug 3 - Whether as great a change can be made in Scriptural interpretation in the present day as Calvin made in his Commentaries [jotting only] 89v
  • Aug 4 - See July 31 [on lost epistles of St. Paul - notes] 89
  • On the Particles in the writings of St. Paul [notes] 88v
  • Aug 5 - Confessio Sceptica [notes] 88
  • Aug 6 - The great attacks on Christianity.. [notes] 87v
  • Aug 7 - The difficulties of Scepticism [notes] 87
  • Aug 8 - Difficulty of Theological Criticism [notes] 86v
  • Aug 9 - The Epistle to the Galatians [notes] 86
  • Aug 10 - Nitzch's Lehre - Rogers's Eclipse of Faith - Newman's Phase of Faith [notes on these books] 85v
  • Aug 11 [notes on BJ's plans for lectures, and a visit to London] 85
  • Aug 12 - Death [jotting only] 84v
  • Aug 13 [notes on Sin] 84
  • Aug 14 - Egotism [title only] 83v
  • Aug 1852-Oct 1853 [BJ's plan of work] 83
  • Aug 15 [jotting on differences of opinions] 82
  • Aug 19 - In Religione vis medicatrix philosophiae [jotting only] 81v
  • Essay on modes of thought in St. Paul [notes] 81
  • Essay on Philo [notes] 80v
  • Quotations in N[ew] T[estament - notes] 80
  • [Notes on the chronology of St. Paul's writings] 79v
  • Age of Philo [notes] 79-78v
  • Book of Revelation [jotting only] 78v
  • Forgeries [notes] 78
  • Modes of thought in St. Paul [notes] 77v-77
  • No such thing as Religion in the Abstract [title only] 76v
  • Style of Commentary [notes: advice given by BJ to himself] 76
  • On the text [of St. Paul - jotting only] 75v
  • Convocation [notes] 75v
  • Philo no. 3 [notes] 74v-73
  • Confessio Sceptica No. 2 [notes] 73v

H14

Quarto NB, hard orange and green patterned paper covers, with black morocco leather spine, no title or label. 146 leaves, several pages blank, and some inserted leaves. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink. Some leaves were folded over, probably to facilitate finding essays. These have now been folded back.

Undated, but the content (see the note on the inside front cover) suggests that the NB was used in the 1850s.

  • [A note on the inside front cover by BJ reads: Many of these Essays wander into fields far removed from the Epistles of St. Paul. They are retained as a part of this work, because the consideration of the subjects to which they relate is necessary to supply a missing link between the original meaning of scripture and the interpretation given to it by religion and philosophy. However, several of the draft essays do bear resemblance to those in the commentary]
  • [Drafts for an essay on scepticism, with several sections divided by headings, and some parts rewritten several times; not used for the commentary] 1-34v
  • [1 loose leaf 28A inserted at 28: addenda to the essay]
  • On Controversy [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 36-42v
  • Prayer [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 44-48
  • Christian Society [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 48v & 49v-63
  • On the Greek of the New Testament especially of St. Paul's Epistles [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 64-73
  • On the Interpretation of Scripture [early drafts for the Essays and Reviews chapter] 75-84
  • On preaching the Gospel [draft essay, not used in the commentary] 87
  • On the Atonement [early drafts for the essay in Vol.II of the commentary] 91-100
  • On Sin [jotting only] 104
  • Mysticism vs Morality [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 109-111
  • Galatians IV 10 [early notes for BJ's commentary on this passage] 118
  • Conversion [jotting only] 122v
  • On the Grammar of N.T. especially of St. Paul's Epistles [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 131-2
  • Essay on a new Translation of the N.T. [draft essay, also not used in the commentary] 135-7
  • [untitled note on F.D. Maurice] 142v
  • List of passages not perfectly logical [only one passage of Romans quoted] 144v
  • [Memoranda for BJ on publishing the commentary , and lists of additional essays for it] 146v-inside back cover
  • [loose leaf 146A inserted at inside back cover headed 'H. on Gal. i-iii' (jotting only)]

H15

Medium-sized NB (195 by 160mm), limp black morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, no title or label. 89 leaves, with a few inserted leaves. Pages unlined. Ink, with a little pencil. The hand is assumed to be BJ's, but it seems unlike his writing at other periods.

Undated, and the hand does not help, but the content makes the 1850s plausible.

  • [The whole of this NB consists of a draft, with many corrections, of an essay on scepticism. It is not clear for what this work was intended, as no essay with this title is in the commentary on St. Paul]
  • [2 leaves 26A-B inserted at fol.26; 2 leaves bcA-bcB inserted in the inside back cover]

H16

Medium-sized NB (195 by 165mm), hard red marbled paper cover, with red leather spine, no title or label. Only fols.1-11 used. Pages unlined. Pencil, with some ink.

Undated, but the content (see below) suggests a date of the later 1850s.

  • [Draft for essay On the Interpretation of Scripture; almost certainly an early version of BJ's contribution to Essays and Reviews]

H17

Quarto NB, red leather cover, gold lines on edge and spine, no title or label, although the inside front cover is inscribed in BJ's hand (pencil) Book of Notes. 81 leaves, many blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink.

fol. 31v is dated 1856, and the other dates in the NB suggest it was used between 1856 and 1858, and that BJ used the beginning and end of the book first, and the middle later.

  • _Απoστoλoς [notes] 4
  • Sunday Nov. 2 - Tholucks life of St. Paul [notes - the year is probably 1856, as it is for the entries down to fol.12] 5
  • Philosophy of History in St. Paul [notes] 6
  • Weds Nov 5 - Connection of Old Testament and New [notes] 7
  • Nov 5 [notes on Hegel, Neander and Baur] 8
  • Sunday Nov 9 [notes on St. Paul] 9
  • Sunday Nov 9 - Faith and the Law [notes] 10
  • Tuesday Nov 11 [jottings on faith and the Old Testament and the New Testament] 11
  • Wednesday Nov. 12 - Style of St. Paul [notes] 12
  • Sat Nov 16 [jottings on St. Paul] 12
  • Nov 12 [notes on St. Paul] 13
  • Nov 15 [jotting on The Shepherd of Hermas and the Canon] 14
  • Nov 18 - Historical Study of Theology [jotting only] 15
  • Nov 22 [notes on the difficulties of Theology] 16
  • Nov 22 - Plan for a Tract [on the early Fathers - jotting only] 17
  • Nov 27 - Elective affinities - Intellectual Adultery - Nature of evil [jotting only] 18
  • Nov 28 - Inspiration [jotting only] 19
  • Dec 17 - Psychology of Scripture [jotting only] 20
  • Remarks on Subtilitas Paulina [jotting only] 21
  • Sunday Feb 21 [the year is probably 1858, as it is for all dated entries to fol.31 - jotting on the language of Scripture] 23
  • Mon Feb 22 - καυχήσις of St. Paul [jotting only] 24
  • On the use of the preposition in St. Paul [jotting only] 25
  • Horae Paulinae [jotting only] 26
  • Sunday March 21 - What was the earliest form of Christianity? [notes] 27
  • March 21 - Religion of the world 100 years hence [jotting only] 28
  • Saturday April 24 [jotting on St. Paul on the Gospels] 29
  • Sunday April 25 [notes on Scott on Jews and Eastern Christianity] 30
  • Tuesday April 27 - [notes on the genuiness of the Epistle to Timothy, and BJ on his own belief] 31
  • Journal Sept 17 1856 [notes of BJ's exact movements for 17-20 Sept, which he crossed out, and with a list of names to meet or write to] 31v-32
  • On the Epistle to the Romans [notes] 32v
  • [At least 5 leaves torn out before 33]
  • Plan of Notes 1 [for St. Paul?] 67v-68

H18

Quarto NB, black morocco cover, no title or label. 91 leaves, a few loose leaves inserted. Pages unlined. Mostly ink, some pencil.

The NB is dated to 1867 on fols.1 and 47.

  • Notes for Sermons, 1867 [title only] 1
  • Parable of the Talents [notes for a sermon] 2-2v
  • Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart & with all thy soul &c. [notes for a sermon] 3v & 4v
  • Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself [notes for a sermon] 4
  • Religion in Common Life [notes for a sermon] 6-7
  • [Loose leaf 7A inserted at 7 provides addenda on same topic]
  • The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life [notes for a sermon] 8-9
  • The Old and new Testament [notes for a sermon] 10-11v
  • Bad Effects of Scripture [notes for a sermon] 12
  • Party [notes for a sermon] 12v-13
  • Manliness in Religion [notes for a sermon] 15
  • Moral notions vs. physical laws [notes for a sermon] 17-17v
  • Religious growth [notes for a sermon] 19-20
  • The Uselessness of Ceremonial Religion [title only] 20v
  • The Spirit of Caste [notes for a sermon] 22-3
  • Sermon on the Millenium [notes] 24
  • So David, when he had served his generation, fell asleep [notes for a sermon] 25
  • The Passions (No.4) [notes for a sermon?] 25v
  • Control of Passions (No.3) [notes for a sermon?] 26
  • Control of Passions (2) [notes for a sermon?] 26v
  • Control of Passion (No.1) [notes for a sermon?] 27
  • Sermon to Undergraduates on the Nature of God [notes] 27v-28
  • The Position of the English Dissenters [notes for a sermon] 29
  • The Spirit of Prophecy [notes for a sermon] 30
  • The Truth shall make you free [jotting only] 31
  • Conscience [notes] 32
  • He who would find his life shall lose it - & he who would lose his life shall find it [notes for a sermon] 32v-33
  • The Nature of God [notes for a sermon] 34-5
  • The proper use of ridicule in religion [notes for a sermon] 36
  • Immortality [jotting only] 36v
  • Christianity and Progress [notes] 37
  • Voltaire [notes] 38
  • [Jotting on the differences between generations] 39
  • Differences of rank at Oxford [notes for a sermon?] 40-1
  • The Sense of Sin [jotting only] 43
  • The true use of prosperity and adversity [notes] 45
  • Divinity Lectures 1867 [title only] 47
  • In what sense would there be a reconcilement of the difficulties of Scripture if we had more knowledge? [lecture notes] 48-9
  • Ad Ep. Londiniensem [Tait? - notes] 48v
  • Too many new Churches, too many Colonial Bishops [notes] 49v
  • Sermons [notes] 50-50v
  • Jews and Christians [notes] 51
  • The Antagonism of the Historical and the Physical [notes] 51v
  • The divine and the teacher of physical sciences compared [notes] 52
  • The Bishops [notes] 52v
  • The Idea of the Church [notes] 53
  • The Church of England [notes] 53v
  • Why the Evangelical party have declined [notes] 54-54v
  • The faith of the higher authority in the Church of England [satirical?] [notes] 55
  • Stupid men [notes] 56
  • The Advantages of the Bible over the priesthood [jotting only] 56v
  • The working of the Bible [notes] 57
  • Is it better to work through or against existing institutions? [notes] 58
  • Foolometers [sic - jotting only] 58v
  • Why really great men are never clergymen [notes] 59-59v
  • Sermon on the union of reason and feeling [jotting only] 60
  • Disestablishment of the Church [notes] 60v
  • The effects of distributing the Bible [title only] 61
  • Considerations for young men about going into orders [title only] 62
  • Men of genius as philosophers [notes] 63
  • Positivism [notes] 63v-64
  • Mill on Liberty [jotting only] 66
  • Law of Entail [notes] 67
  • 'Discontented' Theology [jotting only] 67v
  • Cooperation [jotting only] 68
  • Whether there is any law for insolvent companies [notes] 68v
  • Sketch of an Essay on a Church Establishment [title only] 69
  • Dwellings of the Poor [notes] 70v
  • Gothic Architecture [title only] 72
  • Cunning of this and former ages [jotting only] 73
  • Divorce [jotting only] 74v
  • Condition of Women [notes] 75-75v
  • The Defence of Anonymous Works [title only] 76
  • The Art of Interpretation [notes] 78
  • Christianity and Progress [notes] 78v
  • (Bowen's speculation) whether the world had not been always hitherto living in illusion [notes] 79
  • New Parallelism of Romanism and Protestantism [notes] 79v
  • How the Scripture may be preserved as an Instrument of Education [jotting only] 80
  • Language [notes] 80v
  • The Scientific Study of the Classics [notes] 81
  • The Church and Physical Science [jotting only] 81v
  • Tests of the true philosopher [jotting only] 82
  • Why religion is not the most interesting of all things [jotting only] 83
  • Whether the popular Christianity will not destroy all belief [notes] 83v
  • The Church destructive of Morality [jotting only] 84
  • Church Reform [jotting only] 84v
  • University Reform [notes] 85-6
  • Plan of sermons for a year [titles only] 87
  • Sermon on Immortality 88-9
  • [Loose leaf 88A inserted at 88 provides addenda on same topic]
  • [Jottings on theology] 90
  • Aug. 6 Letters [list of names (indexed), several crossed out] 90
  • Subjects for Essays [one title only, on philosophy] 91
  • [H19-20 were originally in an envelope inscribed by EVQ The Difficulties of Theology]

H19

Envelope containing one quarto NB, purple morocco cover, titled Divinity Lectures. 91 leaves, several loose leaves inserted. Ink and pencil.

The NB is dated to 1868 on fol.27, and the other dates suit this: these are almost certainly the lectures sent to FN on 21 Sep 1868 (see III N214). See H20 and II C1/129 for some comments by Florence Nightingale on the first five lectures of the Michaelmas course.

  • Divinity Lectures (continuation), Lent Term - Lecture IX - Sayings of Christ [lecture notes] 1-3
  • [Loose leaf 1A enclosed at 1: jottings for a plan of lectures]
  • Lecture X - Lang[uage] of N[ew] T[estament] [lecture notes] 3v-7
  • Lecture XI? - The Gospel of St. John [lecture notes] 7v-12
  • Lecture XI - The Christ of Prophecy [lecture notes] 13-14
  • Lecture XII - The Christ of History [lecture notes] 14v-20
  • Lecture XIII - The Christ in the Heart of Man [lecture notes] 20v-6
  • Michaelmas Term 1868 [plan of lectures on divinity] 27-31
  • Lecture 1 (Sunday Aug 2) - Whether there can be a study of Theology in the present day? [lecture notes] 31v-41
  • [Loose leaves 35A, 36A, 38A and 41A-B inserted at 35, 36, 38 and 41 respectively: all provide addenda to the lecture]
  • Lecture II (Sunday Aug 9) - The Interpretation of Scripture [lecture notes] 41v-51
  • [Loose leaves 42A, 48A-B and 49 inserted at 42, 48 and 49 respectively: all provide addenda to the lecture]
  • Lecture iii - Ecclesiastical History [lecture notes] 51v-61
  • [Loose leaf 58A inserted at 58, providing addenda to the lecture]
  • Lecture IV - Gentile Religion - Aug 23 [lecture notes] 61v-71
  • [Loose leaf 64A inserted at 64, providing addenda to the lecture]
  • Lecture VAug 30 - On Natural Religion [lecture notes] 71v-78
  • Lecture 6 (Sept 6) - On the reaction of religion to α) moral philosophy β) to secular knowledge & γ) to secular life [lecture notes] 80-6
  • Notes about the College [on administrative affairs] 88-91

H20

12 leaves, all except the list of contents (which is in an unknown hand [ink]) in Florence Nightingale's hand (pencil) (originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn The Difficulties of Theology).

These leaves are undated, but the external evidence of H19 and III N214 suggests they were written in 1868. Further comments on the same series are at II C1/129.

All the leaves in Florence Nightingale's hand consist of comments on the lectures by BJ on fols.32-78 of H19 above, which he had sent her

  • [1] [List of contents - 1 leaf]
  • [2] [notes on lecture 1 in H19 - 1 leaf]
  • [3] Prospects of Theology [1 leaf]
  • [4] 2 - Lectures i [1 leaf]
  • [5] 3 - Lectures ii [3 leaves]
  • [6] Lecture IV [2 leaves]
  • [7] Lecture V [3 leaves]

H21-22 - General Note

These books are similar in content to the commonplace books (see General Notes to H23-84 below), but are not part of the numbered sequence. Because both of them are earlier than H23, they are listed here.

H21

Small NB (160 by 105mm), limp dark green leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled Pascal etc. 128 leaves*, several blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

Undated, but the reference to the Regius Professorship (which BJ got in 1855) and to A.C. Tait (if he is the T. at Carlisle, which he left in 1856) make a date of c.1855-6 very likely.

  • July 9 Suggestions on the Professorial System [notes] 1
  • [list of headings connected with St. Paul] 1v-2
  • Popular errors respecting Scepticism [notes] 2v-5v
  • Notes on Pascal P[rovincial] L[etters] 6v-19v
  • Preface 1. History of the Interpretation of Scripture [jotting only - perhaps linked to Essays and Reviews?] 23v
  • Preface [notes on the above topic] 24v-26
  • Preface [more notes on the above topic] 29v-30v
  • Evidences of religion [jotting only] 31v
  • Evidences of Christianity [jotting only] 32v
  • Preface [more notes on the interpretation of Scripture] 33v-38v
  • Natural Religion [notes] 39v-42v
  • Idea of revelation [title only] 43
  • On a future state [title only] 43v
  • J.E. [conversation] 44v
  • Justification [notes] 45
  • Essays - Atonement [early drafts for his essay in his St. Paul commentary?] 47-9
  • J.E. [conversation] 48v
  • Predestination [notes] 50-51v
  • Proselytism among the Jews [jotting only] 53
  • Casuistry Vol. 2 [notes, perhaps for the essay in Vol.2 of the commentary on St. Paul?] 61-3
  • Conversations [at] Coniston [with] G. [and] Miss E.M.S. 72v
  • [Conversation at] Carlisle [with A.C.] T[ait?] 72v-73
  • [Conversation at] Coniston [with] G 73-74v
  • Conversion [notes] 77v
  • Party Spirit [notes] 82v-83
  • Fixedness of human character [title only] 83v
  • Religion as an art [jotting only] 84
  • Despotism [jotting only] 84v
  • Old Testament [jotting only] 85v
  • Novels [jotting only] 87
  • Professorship of G[reek - jotting only on payments] 87v
  • Miracles [jotting only] 89v
  • Idea of Revelation [notes] 89v-90
  • Universalism and Eternal punishment [jotting only] 90v
  • Reason and Faith [jotting only] 91
  • Future Life [notes] 91v
  • Popery and Judaism [jotting only] 92
  • Bases of Religion [notes] 93
  • [jottings on Socrates] 95v
  • Light of nature [jotting only] 100v
  • Sin [jotting only] 101v
  • St. Paul and the Revelation [Greek quotation only] 106v
  • Memory 'The gift of God & nature' [notes] 108v
  • Subjects for Essays [general titles] 109
  • Political and Social conditions how far influenced by physical causes [notes] 111v-113
  • Lectures [on the Presocratics - titles only] 113v-114
  • [jotting, written with the NB inverted, and now lightly crossed out, on St. Paul] 118v-117v
  • Bishop E[wing?]'s question [notes of a conversation] 119v
  • Pascal [jotting only] 126v
  • Style [jotting only, on who?] 127v

H22

Small NB (155 by 100mm), green leather cloth cover with elaborate pattern on edge of cover (now slighly damaged), no title or label. 54 leaves, mostly blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink. There is no date on this NB, but because 52v is in Matthew Knight's hand, it probably dates from after the late 1860s, and BJ's hand would support this.

  • R.L[owe? - conversation] 1-3
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 4
  • The Rev d S. Brist[? - conversation] 5
  • Mr. [John] Farmer of Harrow [conversation] 6
  • [fols. 47v-52v are written with the NB inverted, and listed backwards]
  • [notes on Matthew Knight's hand on what to do with poor students] 52v
  • [notes on university reform] 52-51v
  • Defence of idle Fellowships [notes] 51-50v
  • Professorships [notes] 50-49v
  • Present state of the University [jotting only] 49v
  • Professorships [notes] 48v-48
  • The total gross income of the Colleges [list of figures] 47v
  • Rooms in college [list of numbers] 53v

H23-84 - General Note

I H23-84 consist of what I have termed 'BJ's commonplace books'. These were small notebooks, which BJ always seems to have kept by him to note down anything important. The contents thus include records of conversations, thoughts on classical texts, philosophy and theology, slightly scurrilous anecdotes (with the parties almost always anonymous) and jokes, a few drawings (almost all of architectural designs and plans) and opinions on people, books and articles, buildings he had visited and current affairs.

The importance of these notebooks is very great, but the quantity of material in them precluded detailed indexing. Therefore the only items to be listed in detail are references to BJ's contemporaries, this being done in order to draw attention to material in the Jowett Papers which concerns people other than BJ, and which would otherwise go unnoticed. Many names are only given as initials; although as many as possible have been identified, some have eluded me.

BJ usually wrote in the inside front cover the date on which he began to use the book. He also seems to have foliated or paginated the greater part of them himself. Some books have been censored (it is unclear by whom), by means of heavily crossing out passages and cutting out leaves. All such instances are noted.

After BJ's death, the commonplace books were arranged in chronological order, and labelled, with numbers assigned them. All the labels are in Evelyn Abbott's hand, so it is likely that he oversaw the arrangement. Although this arrangement is followed here, it should be noted that some of the books in the sequence (e.g. H35 or H84) are not all commonplace books as described above. There is no NB numbered 1.

H23

Small NB (155 by 110mm), black morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 2 - April 1873. 136 leaves* (some blank). Pencil and ink.

  • Entry on fol.22 dated 21 May 1874, and entries on fols.103v and 106 dated 1878.
  • Most of this NB consists of notes for sermons.

H24

Small NB (180 by 115mm), black morocco cover with patterned border, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 3 - 1873-1875. 109 leaves*, some blank. Ink and pencil.

The first half of the book and some pages at the end were written in 1873, and the second half in Sep 1875.

  • G[oldwin] S[mith?] [conversation] 41v-42
  • R. L[owe] Xmas 73 [conversation] 43v-44v
  • Mrs. Lewis [sic - George Eliot - conversation] 45
  • Conv[ersation] with T.H.G[reen] 45v
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 47
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 54
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 56-7
  • B. M[orier] Munich 1873 [conversation] 58v-61
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 63
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 65v-66
  • B. M[orier] [conversation] 68v-69
  • [Comments on W.E.] Gladstone 71
  • [Comments on] M. Arnold on St. John 72
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 73
  • [Notes on the behaviour (in love?) of] S 74
  • W.H. H[all - conversation] 80
  • [Memories of a conversation with Dr. Symonds] 82
  • W. H[all? - conversation] 83
  • G[rant] Duff [conversation] 84
  • Lady --- [BJ's blank - conversation] 92
  • [Comments on Cardinal Newman] 96
  • Mr. Bolling and [T.H.?] Farrer [conversation] 96v & 97v
  • Dr. C. Budd [conversation] 97
  • University Reform - G.G.B[radley - conversation] 101v
  • University Reform - H.J.S. Smith [conversation] 102

H25

Small NB (180 by 115mm), black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 4 - April 1874. Only leaves 1-71* used, one leaf inserted consisting of notes [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] on some of the entries. Mostly ink, with a little pencil.

Inside front cover dated 5 Apr 1874; entry on fol.71 dated 9 Jun 1874.

  • [Comments on Bismarck] 15
  • M[orier? - conversation] 44
  • Memorandum on Green's Introduction to Hume [notes] 55-7
  • Grant Duff [conversation] 63
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 64

H26

Small NB (180 by 115mm), maroon leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 5 - July 1874 1875. 89pp. Pencil and ink.

Inside front cover dated 5 Jul 1874; entry on fol.86v dated 25 Jul 1875.

Part of fol.87v is in Matthew Knight's hand.

  • J.M.C[hapman? or Capes?] [conversation] 14
  • R.L[owe - conversation] 15-16
  • Cortachy - W.L.M. [conversation] 17-18
  • Lady A[irlie] [conversation] 18
  • W.W.S. [conversation] 19
  • G. Itchingham [conversation] 20
  • Notes on Green's Introduction [to Hume] 22-4
  • R.L[owe] [conversation] 31
  • R.L[owe] at Coleshall [conversation] 38
  • W. [conversation on Sandhurst] 43
  • S.M. [conversation on Dissenters] 46
  • J.S. Davy [conversation] 49
  • M.S. Walrond [conversation] 50
  • S. [conversation] 51
  • Dr. Döllinger [conversation] 52
  • Dr. Döllinger [conversation] 57
  • Dr. Döllinger [conversation] 60-60v
  • M[orier] [conversation] 61
  • A[lice] M[orier? - conversation] 67
  • B. M[orier?] [conversation] 74
  • Conversation with Evelyn Abbott 74v
  • B. M[orier] [conversation] 75
  • C.P. and M [conversation] 79
  • Conversation with R.R.W.L[ingen] 79v
  • [Comments on] B[ismarck] 85
  • M[orier] [conversation] 86v

H27

Small NB (180 by 115mm), purple morocco cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 6 Aug 1875 -Sept 26 Only leaves 1-128* and the inside back cover used. Pencil wth some ink.

Inside front cover dated 1 Aug 1875; entry on fol.128 dated 26 Sep 1875.

  • E[velyn] A[bbott] [conversation] 1
  • [Comments on] Bishop Thirlwall 9-9v
  • S. [conversation on Shakespeare] 22
  • R.L[owe] [conversation] 24
  • [Comments on] Swinburne's essay on Shakespeare 30
  • FitzJ. Stephen [conversation] 49
  • [Comments on] Ruskin 50
  • [Comments on Balliol lecturers, who are only identified as] H, T, D, G, C, A, P and N 71
  • [Comments on Mark Pattison and his life of Casaubon] 77
  • Mr. Prendergast [conversation] 80
  • Miss Beale [conversation] 81
  • Dr. Debus [sic] [conversation] 82
  • Sir W. Thomas [conversation] 82
  • Sir George Campbell [conversation] 83
  • B[ishop] of Exeter [Frederick Temple - conversation] 84
  • Bishop of Exeter [Frederick Temple - conversation] 99-100
  • Liddon [conversation] 105

H28

Small NB (180 by 115mm), red leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 7 Oct 1875-July 20 1876 139 leaves*. Pencil.

Entry on fol.1 dated 18 Oct 1875; entry on fol.137 dated 20 Jul 1876.

  • G[reen] [conversation] 1-1v
  • A. Ponsonby [conversation] 2
  • Sir J s L n [James Lyon] [conversation] 3
  • A.P[onsonby] [conversation] 5
  • [Comments on Bismarck] 13
  • Spottiswoode [on Cardinal Manning - conversation] 14
  • R. L[owe] and R.R.W. L[ingen] [conversation] 20
  • R.R.W. L[ingen] [conversation] 21
  • [C.] Bowen [conversation] 23
  • L[owe] at Bowood [conversation] 25
  • L[owe - conversation] 26
  • R L n [Lingen] [conversation] 27v
  • M orier [conversation] 32
  • R.L[owe] [conversation] 35
  • [Comments on an unnamed book by] M. Arnold 37-9
  • M[ax] M[üller?] [conversation] 40
  • F. N[ightingale] [conversation] 42
  • R. L[owe] [conversation] 43
  • A.C. T[ait] [conversation] 44
  • Baron Mackay [conversation] 44v
  • M. Bernard [or -nand?] [conversation] 45
  • Liddon [conversation] 46v
  • Sir H y T r [Henry Taylor] [conversation] 52
  • [Notes by BJ on himself] 61
  • G.O. T[revelyan - conversation] 67-8
  • [Comments on Herbert Spencer] 81
  • [John] Bright [conversation] 82
  • Goschen and E. L[yulph] S[tanley] [conversation] 83
  • J.A. S[ymonds] [conversation] 89
  • J.A. S[ymonds] [conversation] 91
  • [Comments on] S [Marquess of Salisbury] 94
  • [Comments on] the character of the Head of --- College [Provost Hawkins of Oriel] 98
  • [Comments on Archbishop] Whately 99
  • [Comments on] Mill 100
  • [Comments on] J.H. Newman 103
  • Sir W.R.G. [conversation] 109
  • M. de Lavelye [conversation] 111-114v
  • A Character [portrait of an unknown man] 115
  • [Comments on J.H.] Newman 116
  • ff[olliott - conversation] 117
  • M[orier - conversation] 119-21
  • [Comments on] H.H. L[ancaster] 130v-132

H29

Small NB (180 by 115mm), red leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 8 Aug 1876, March 77 Sept 78. 137 leaves*, some blank. Pencil.

Entries date from 1 Aug 1876 to 20 Sep 1878, with a gap from Oct 1876 to 11 Mar 1877.

  • Swinburne [conversation] 8
  • [Comments on] Herbert Spencer 55-6
  • Conversation with Bowen about the Ecclesiastical Law 58-60
  • A Character [sketch of an unknown man] 82
  • A Character [sketch of an unknown man] 84
  • A Character [sketch of an unknown man] 87-8
  • Suggested by conversing with M r Latouche [on Bishop Colenso] 96
  • [Comments on the] Bp of Exeter [Temple] 105
  • A.P. S[tanley - conversation] 106
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 107
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 127-127v
  • Lady A[irlie - conversation] 130
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 131
  • [P.L.] Gell [conversation] 134v

H30

Small NB (180 by 115mm), stiff black morocco cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 9 - Aug 1876-July 1877. 136 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink.

Entries are dated from 2 Aug 1876 to Jul 1877.

  • Ernest Coleridge [conversation] 4
  • [Comments on A.P.] Stanley's Lectures 6
  • Captain Galton [conversation] 7
  • J. Rendel [conversation] 30
  • The Bravo murder [conversation with Bowen and W. Smith] 31
  • W.L. N[ewman - conversation] 36
  • H. Highton [conversation] 36
  • R. L[owe - conversation] 38v
  • H. P[earson - conversation] 39
  • Maude of N. Zealand [conversation] 40
  • [Comments on] Dr. [Heinrich] Schliemann 52
  • W.S. [conversation] 55v-56
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 56
  • J. Tyndal [conversation] 57
  • A.C. T[ait - conversation] 60v-61
  • C. [conversation] 61v
  • Lady A[irlie? - conversation] 62
  • [autobiographical musings by BJ] 67
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 68-9
  • R. B[rowning? - conversation] 93
  • C.L.R.K. [conversation] 94-5
  • J. Tyndal [conversation] 95v-96
  • H.J.S. S[mith - conversation] 97
  • Mr. Mowatt [conversation] 98
  • Mrs. Grote [conversation] 101
  • J.J. Rogers [conversation] 102
  • [Comments on] Dizzy [Disraeli] 104
  • Sir G. Campbell [conversation] 105-6
  • H.M.B. Johnston [conversation] 107-9
  • Sir Louis Mallet [conversation] 111
  • [Comments on] Dr. Schliemann 121
  • [Comments on] Mr. [John] Farmer 122
  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 123v
  • H. Martineau [conversation] 127v-8
  • [Comments on] B[ishop] of Exeter [Temple] 129
  • [autobiographical musings by BJ] 129v
  • M[orier? - conversation] 132-4

H31

Small NB (180 by 115mm), stiff black morocco cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 10 - April 1877. 133 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 15 Apr 1877, fol.89 dated 16 Oct 1877.

  • The P[resident] of Magdalen [conversation] 9
  • Mrs. Lewes [George Eliot - conversation] 11
  • Sir C. Trevelyan [conversation] 12-13
  • Mr. Goschen [conversation] 15
  • Mr. Chamberlain [conversation] 16
  • [Comments on Sir A.] Grant's view of the Composition of the Ethics 48-51
  • [Comments on] Cavour 62
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 63-4
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 71-2
  • Froude on St. Alban's abbey [conversation] 76
  • H[arriet] G[rote - conversation] 77
  • E.L. [apparently George Eliot - conversation] 80-80v
  • G.H.L[ewes - conversation] 81
  • E.L. [apparently George Eliot - conversation] 82-3
  • G.H. L[ewes - conversation] 85
  • [Notes of an] Argument with H. Spencer 88
  • Dizzy [Disraeli], A.P. Stanley and Lord O[do Russell - conversation] 89-93
  • Lady Cowley [conversation] 94-5
  • G[oldwin] S[mith - conversation] 96
  • F. Matthews [conversation] 98
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 100-1
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 102-7
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 108
  • G.F. Watts [conversation] 109
  • E.L. [perhaps George Eliot? - conversation] 109v
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 110
  • G.F. Watts [conversation] 112-13
  • [Memories of] W.G. W[ard] 114
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 115
  • Major Princep[? - conversation] 116v
  • G.F. Watts [conversation] 117
  • _ πoιητής [comments on Tennyson] 118-19
  • [Comments on] Carlyle 121
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 121v
  • [Lord Coleridge at] Ottery St. Mary [conversation] 122v-123
  • [Part of fol.123 has been rubbed out]
  • [The whole of fol.128 has been rubbed out]

H32

Small NB (175 by 115mm), stiff red morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 11 - 1878 Jan. 1. 97 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with some purple crayon.

First page dated 1 Jan 1878, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used (but there is a comment on the inside front cover that additions in blue pencil [recte: purple crayon] were made in Aug 1881).

  • A Character [sketch of an unknown man] 44v
  • M[ax] M[üller? - conversation] 45
  • [Notes made on] T.H. G n [Green] first lecture 60
  • T.H. Green's] Lecture 2 [notes] 61
  • [T.H. Green's] Lecture 7 [notes] 62
  • [T.H. Green's] Lecture 9 or 10 [notes] 63
  • [Comments on Caird and Kant] 92-4
  • C.L. [conversation] 94v

H33

Small NB (180 by 115mm), stiff purple leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 12 - Jan 1 1878. 99 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

First page dated 1 Jan 1878, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [Louis] D[yer - conversation] 1-2
  • R.R. [conversation] 4
  • Χαρίλαoς [real name unknown - conversation] 14-15
  • [conversation with A.P. Stanley, Grant Duff, Lord Reay, Sir H. Rawlinson] 17
  • [Comments on] A. T[ennyson] 18
  • W.C. Cartwright [conversation] 19-20
  • [Notes] on hearing a sermon of the Bishop of Exeter [Temple] 21-2
  • F. Symons [conversation] 23
  • F. Newman [conversation] 24
  • T.H. Farrer [conversation] 25-6
  • A.C. T[ait - conversation] 25v
  • G[rant] Duff [conversation] 27
  • [Florence Nightingale - conversation] 31
  • C n [Lord Camperdown - conversation] 32-3
  • Duke of B[edford - conversation] 34
  • Sir H[enry] Taylor [conversation] 41-2
  • Politics of A. C[raig] S[ellar - conversation] 43
  • A. Dicey [conversation] 52
  • Lord G[ranville?] and L.G. [conversation] 53-4
  • Χαρίλαoς [real name unknown - conversation] 55
  • J.W. C[hitty - conversation] 56
  • Ilbert [conversation] 57
  • R.R.L[ingen - conversation] 58
  • G.F. W[atts and R.L[owe? - conversation] 59
  • G.F. W[atts - conversation] 60
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 61
  • R.L n [Lingen - conversation] 62
  • Lady Northcote [conversation] 63
  • [Notes on T.H.] Green's lecture 67
  • Sir L. Mallet [conversation] 68-71
  • Mrs. Lewes [George Eliot - conversation] 74v-75
  • Sir James Lacaste(?) [conversation] 76
  • E.L. [George Eliot? - conversation] 78
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 81-2
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 83-4
  • H. Sedgewick [conversation] 84v
  • A. Dicey [conversation] 85
  • Lady Donoughmore [conversation] 87
  • [Lord] C[oleridge? - conversation] 88
  • Principal Tulloch [conversation] 88v
  • Lord H n [conversation] 89
  • Lady A[irlie - conversation] 89v
  • Lord H n [conversation] 90
  • A.P. S[tanley - conversation] 91-2
  • Dr. Maclagan [conversation] 93v
  • [Notes of an] Interesting conversation with Marshall of Clifton 94v
  • A.B.Mitford [conversation] 97 & 98
  • C. [conversation] 97v

H34

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp black morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 13 - Oct 1878. 138 leaves (fols.1-129*), a few blank pages. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

First page dated 15 Oct 1878, and an entry on f.116 is dated 6 Jul 1879.

  • Woburn [conversation with the Duke of Bedford] 2-3
  • A character [sketch of an unknown man] 6
  • Mrs. Grote [conversation] 8-10
  • [A few words on fol.9 have been heavily crossed out]
  • Mr. W[illegible - conversation] 11
  • Mr. Rulston [conversation] 11v
  • M. de Turgenieff [conversation] 12-15
  • Mr. W[illegible - conversation] 16
  • A d T n [Tennyson - conversation] 17
  • Dr. Pusey's Sermon Nov 2 1878 [notes] 19
  • Dr. Rolleston [conversation] 22
  • The Dean [of Christ Church (Liddell)? - conversation] 23
  • [E.] Hatch [conversation] 24
  • R.B g [Browning - conversation] 25-26
  • [a name rubbed out and crossed out on fol.25]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 30
  • J.A. [conversation] 31
  • A.C. Sellar [conversation] 32
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 33-4
  • Mr. M[illegible - conversation] 36
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 37
  • [The last part of fol.37 has been heavily crossed out]
  • [An attempt has been made to rub out f.38, but it remains legible]
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 40-1
  • A character [sketch of an unknown clergyman] 42
  • Miss Fanny Macauley [on the life of Samuel Wilberforce - conversation] 44-44v
  • C[oleridge? - conversation] 45
  • R. [conversation] 57
  • C[oleridge? - conversation] 58
  • A.P. S[tanley - conversation] 61
  • Professor Tyndall [conversation] 62
  • Sir Louis Mallet [conversation] 63
  • A. Marshall [conversation] 64
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 67
  • J.C. Wilson [conversation] 72
  • A.C. B[radley - conversation] 74
  • C.P. Ilbert [conversation] 79
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 82
  • W.L. N[ewman - conversation] 85
  • M[orier? - conversation] 87
  • M[orier? - conversation] 89
  • G[oschen? - conversation] 90
  • R [conversation] 92
  • [Thomas] Huxley [conversation] 94
  • Mr. [Robert?] Browning [conversation] 96-7
  • Rowley [conversation] 99
  • M. de Turgenieff [conversation] 100
  • Professor M[onier] W[illiams - conversation] 103-4
  • [Notes for a speech[?] on an unnamed pupil of BJ's, dated 5 Jul 1879] 105-113
  • [G.F.] Watts [conversation] 115
  • A.C. Sellar [conversation] 120
  • Lord Portsmouth [conversation] 121
  • E.P. [woman - conversation] 122-3

H35

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp black morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 14 - 1879 Pol. [illegible]. Only fols.1-103 used, with many blank pages. Pages lined. Pencil.

  • [Inside front cover inscribed 'Notes on the Politics Jul 18 1878'. This NB, like H50, H55, H61-2 and H65, only contains notes for BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics. fols. 1-71, 78 and 96-103 are used (fols.78 and 102-3 are in Matthew Knight's hand)]

H36

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines in edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 15 - July-Aug '79. 87 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

The inside front cover says that this NB was begun on 15 Jul 1879 at Hurstbourne, and finished on 15 Aug 1879 at West Malvern.

  • [Comments on J.H.] Newman 4-6
  • [Comments on] C[ardina] l Manning 11
  • [Comments on] Dr. Pusey 12
  • [Comments on] Dr. Döllinger 13
  • Swinburne's sympathy with Catholicism [notes] 27
  • A [Comments on an unnamed man] 64-5
  • B [Comments on an unnamed man] 66

H37

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled (on cover) [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 16 - Aug 1879 and (on spine) M. 176pp Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 27 Aug 1879, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 2
  • P.O. [or V. - conversation] 5
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 6-8
  • [Sir] A. G[rant - conversation] 24
  • C n [Lord Camperdown - conversation] 30
  • C n [Lord Camperdown - conversation] 34
  • [Comments on] M. Arnold 36
  • Wilson [conversation] 38
  • D r M[artineau - conversation] 40
  • D r M[artineau - conversation] 44-8
  • C.E. [conversation] 52
  • Principal Tulloch [conversation] 54
  • C[ountes]s of Airlie [conversation] 68
  • E. Clifford [conversation] 72
  • J. Goschen [conversation] 75-6
  • Longleat [conversation with Lord B[ath] and reflections on the house] 88-98
  • P [on Essays and Reviews - conversation] 128
  • [Comments on] W.T. [a clergyman] 130
  • Lord Vernon [conversation] 136
  • Lady Strongford [conversation] 140
  • Capt. Cameron [conversation] 142
  • Capt. Cameron [conversation] 146
  • Sir J. Lubbock [conversation] 156
  • Sir J. Lubbock [conversation] 160
  • Sir R d Alcock [conversation] 168
  • A.C. T[ait - conversation] 169-71

H38

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 17 - 1879 Oct. 87 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil. images online

Inside front cover dated 14 Oct 1879 and a note on fol.86 says that the NB was finished on 31 Dec 1879.

  • Baron Bichow [sic - conversation] 1
  • Sir H. Rawlinson [conversation] 2
  • [Duke of] B[edford? - conversation] 5v
  • A. T n [Tennyson - conversation] 6
  • W.B. Malcolm [conversation] 17
  • R Lingen [conversation] 18
  • M.E. L[ewes: George Eliot - conversation] 20-3
  • D[uke] of B[edford - conversation] 24
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 25
  • Cosletto[? - conversation] 26
  • [Comments on] T.H. G[reen] 29-30
  • Walk with Butcher [conversation] 32
  • Conversation with W. Brodrick 36
  • Lady D. [conversation] 38
  • J.F.S. [conversation] 39
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 40
  • E.L.S y [Lyulph Stanley - conversation] 42
  • [A.] Toynbee [conversation] 43
  • Lady S d [Strongford - conversation] 44
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 45
  • C. περ_ τo_ θυρώρoυ [conversation] 46
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 47
  • M rs Lewes [George Eliot - conversation] 48
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 48v
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 49
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 50
  • J.M. C[hapman? or Capes? - conversation] 51
  • M.E.L. [George Eliot? - conversation] 56
  • [Comments on] Mr. Bright 59
  • [Comments on] Walt W[h]itman 63
  • [Comments on] Pattison's Milton 73-5

H39

Small NB (160 by 100mm), stiff black cloth cover (now in poor condition, with much of the colour gone), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 18 1879 Thucydides. 85 leaves (fols.1-28*), many blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

  • [Inside front cover headed 'Aug 1st 1879 - Introduction to Thucydides'. Like H35, this NB is only concerned with one subject, in this case Thucydides, except for fols.78-9, some notes on the role of professors in the University]

H40

Small NB (155 by 100.mm), limp fawn leather cover (now slightly damaged), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 19 79-80 80-1[sic]. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Note on inside front cover 'Longleat Oct 12 1880 (I think)' [the last words might not be in BJ's hand], and an entry on fol.84v is dated 13 Jan 1881.

  • Marquis of Bath [conversation] 1-1v
  • F. Harrison [conversation] 4
  • W.H. Simcox [conversation] 5
  • Mr. [John] Farmer [conversation] 6
  • Professor Nichol [conversation] 8
  • Mr. [T.] Watts[-Dunton - conversation] 13-14
  • Mr. Fawcett [conversation] 16-17
  • A. S[winburne? - conversation] 18
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 18
  • Dr. E[illegible - conversation] 19
  • Marshall [conversation] 20
  • Mr. Russell M.P. for Dundee [conversation] 21-2
  • C[oleridg] e [conversation] 26-8
  • R.R.L.[sic] L[ingen? - conversation] 29
  • De Lavelye [conversation] 30
  • [Comments on] De Lavelye 32
  • Talk with Abp [Tait] 37
  • Rowbothan on Music [conversation] 39
  • Abp [Tait] again [conversation] 40
  • Lady S. [conversation] 48
  • The influence of H. Spencer [notes] 50-1
  • [Comments on] Mrs. Cross [George Eliot] 62
  • Conversation with R[illegible] about the Schools 80
  • [One word on fol.80 heavily crossed out, another partially rubbed out]

H41

Small NB (155 by 100mm),limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 20 - Jan 1880. 86 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Note on inside front cover 'Jan 1. 1880 Malvern', but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used, although fol.80 refers to the General Election of Apr 1880.

  • E. Hatch [conversation] 11-14
  • Major C [conversation] 15
  • Conversation &c with E. H[atch] 16-17
  • Conversations with C 19
  • [all of f.25 except the heading 'Gossip' has been heavily crossed out]
  • Dr. Butler [conversation] 26
  • Ernest Coleridge [conversation] 28
  • M[arquis] of T[avistock - conversation] 29
  • [The lower half of fol.29 has been heavily crossed out]
  • M[aster] of [the] R[olls - conversation] 31-2
  • [Two leaves have been cut out before fol.33]
  • H.S. [conversation] 33
  • [Notes on people whose initials have been crossed out, and who seem to be mad] 33v-34
  • Robinson [conversation] 35
  • Dr. Farrer, W.G. Humphry, F. N[ightingale], Lady T[avistock?] and [the] Duke of B[edford - conversations] 37-8
  • [Conversation with someone whose name has been heavily crossed out] 39
  • W.C. C[artwright - conversation] 41-2
  • Montague [conversation] 43
  • [Comments on E.] Hatch 44
  • J.W. R[amsay, later Lord Dalhousie? - conversation] 45-6
  • [Conversation at] Bristol [with] Marshall 47
  • H. P[earson - conversation] 48
  • Marquis of B[ath - conversation] 51
  • Sir C. Trevelyan [conversation] 54
  • Canon Farrer [conversation] 55
  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 56-7
  • [Conversation] at M.S. Walrond's [with Greenwood, R. Wilson and Walrond] 58-9
  • [Two phrases on fol.59 have been heavily crossed out]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 60
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 61
  • [The lower half of 62v has been heavily crossed out]
  • [A leaf has been torn out before fol.77]

H42

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp red morocco leather cover (slightly frayed at edges), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 21 - April 1880. 87 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Note on inside front cover 'Ball: Coll - Easter Term April 8 1880', and an entry on fol.81v is dated 30 Jul.

  • Dr. Markby [conversation] 1
  • M. Re[illegible - conversation] 3
  • Mrs. Sutton [mother of Arthur James Sutton, who died 20 Apr 1880 - conversation] 4
  • Sir Louis Mallet[conversation] 5-6
  • Mr. Sutton [conversation] 7
  • A. Mills [conversation] 8
  • Sir L. Mallet [conversation] 9-11
  • Sir H Parker [conversation] 12-13
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 14
  • Prof. Huxley [conversation] 15
  • Lord Lansdowne [conversation] 17
  • [A leaf has been cut out before fol.18]
  • H. P[earson - conversation] 18
  • Professor Stuart [conversation] 20-1
  • P[rincipal] Shairp [conversation] 25
  • Sir A. Grant [conversation] 26
  • Professor Fawcett [conversation] 27
  • Mr. Baillie Hamilton [conversation] 28
  • Lord C[amperdown? - conversation] 29
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 41-2
  • [Comments on] F. Kelly 43-4
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 45
  • R.B.D. M[orier - conversation] 48-51
  • [Almost all of fol.52 has been heavily crossed out]
  • [conversation] with someone whose name has been heavily crossed out, as have other names on these pages] 54v-55
  • R.B.D. M[orier - conversation] 56
  • B[lanche] A[irlie - conversation] 57
  • [A leaf has been torn out before fol.60]
  • H. P[earson? - conversation] 62
  • J.A. G[odley? - conversation] 63
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 65
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 68-9
  • J.G. C[ordery - conversation] 70
  • Dr. Jex-Blake [conversation] 71
  • Mr. Eliot [conversation] 72
  • Lord C n [Camperdown - conversation] 73-4
  • J.A. Symonds [conversation] 80v
  • J.A. Symonds [conversation] 81v

H43

Small NB (155 by 100mm),limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 22 - Aug 1880. 91 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Note on inside front cover 'begun Aug 5 1880', and an entry on fol.77 is dated 17 Oct 1880.

  • [Comments on an unnamed man] 12
  • General Strachey [conversation] 20-22
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 23
  • Lady M[into? - conversation] 24
  • General Strachey [conversation] 25-7
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 29
  • General Strachey [conversation] 30
  • Argument with Bowen and General Strachey 31
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 34
  • [Comments on] S.B. 36
  • A. Marshall [conversation] 37-9
  • Mrs. G.H.L. [George Eliot - conversation] 42-3
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 45
  • R.B.M. M[orier? - conversation] 47
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 49
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 51-2
  • A.S. Farrer [conversation] 59
  • Captain Hozier [conversation] 64
  • Lady A[irlie - conversation] 65-6
  • Captain Hozier [conversation] 67-8
  • Lady Airlie [conversation] 69
  • Captain Hozier [conversation] 71
  • Lady Airlie [conversation] 72-3
  • Lord Dalhousie [conversation] 78
  • Lady Paget [conversation] 78v
  • Sir Augustus Paget [conversation] 79
  • Lady P[aget? - conversation] 80
  • C. [conversation] 81-2
  • R.H e [conversation] 83
  • Marshall [conversation] 88
  • Dean of Bristol [Elliott - conversation] 88v-89

H44

Small NB (155 by 100mm),limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 23 - Jan 1881. 84 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil with some purple crayon.

The inside front cover is dated Jan 1881, and the entry for fol.1 is dated 16 Jan, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [C.] Ilbert [conversation] 3
  • Lingen [conversation] 4
  • Lord Tavistock [conversation] 5
  • Baillie Hamilton [conversation] 9-10
  • M[arquess] of Tavistock [conversation] 10v
  • Marquis of Bath [conversation] 11
  • Lady Airlie [conversation] 13
  • [Almost all of fol.15 has been heavily crossed out]
  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 23bis
  • Mr. Gladstone [conversation] 24
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 28
  • [Comments on J.H.] Newman [conversation] 60
  • Mr. Huxley [conversation] 43
  • Lord C. [conversation] 44
  • Mr. S[illegible - conversation] 46
  • [Comments on Charles] Bradlaugh 49-50
  • R. L[owe - conversation] 52
  • Prof. Fawcett [conversation] 53-5
  • [A.] Toynbee [conversation] 58
  • M rs Gibson [conversation] 59
  • Goschen [conversation] 61
  • Lord Lansdowne on Toynbee [conversation] 62
  • Morier on Lord Lansdowne [conversation] 63
  • Lord L[ansdowne? - conversation] 64
  • C.R. and J.R. [conversation] 68
  • Lord D[alhousie? - conversation] 69
  • Lady M[arion] A[lford - conversation] 70
  • Miss E.H. [conversation] 71
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 75
  • Conversation with A d T[oynb]e e 77-8
  • F.W. Walker [conversation] 83v
  • Th. W[a] tts[-Dunton - conversation] 84

H45

Small NB (155 by 100mm),limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 24 - July 1881. 82 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil and purple crayon used in almost equal amounts.

Dated 11 Jul 1881 on inside front cover, and an entry on fol.80v is dated 8 Aug.

  • Th. W[att] s[-Dunton? - conversation on J.A. Symonds, Pater and homosexuality, and Swinburne] 1-3
  • [Part of fol.1 heavily crossed out]
  • Marshall [conversation] 34
  • A.L.N. [conversation] 45
  • A d T n [Tennyson - conversation] 47
  • A d T n [Tennyson - conversation] 49
  • Aubrey de Vere [conversation] 50
  • A.T[ennyson - conversation] 50v-2
  • A. T n [Tennyson] and A. de V[ere - conversation] 53
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 56
  • R. Jebb [conversation] 59-60
  • [A few lines of fol.60 have been heavily crossed out]
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley] 63
  • M rs Myers [conversation] 63v
  • Mr. Charles[?] of Cambridge [conversation] 64
  • [Comments on] Gerald Balfour 68

H46

Small NB (155 by 100mm),limp black morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 25 - Aug 1881. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Mostly purple crayon with some pencil.

Inside front cover dated 9 Aug 1881, and an entry on fol.82 is dated 29 Aug 1881.

  • [Comments on] C 24v
  • Unsuccessful men [conversation with] Lady A[irlie?] 25
  • [Comments on] Huxley on Hume 62-3
  • [Comments on] Huxley on Hume 66

H47

Small NB (175 by 115mm),limp blue morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 26 - Aug 1881. 90 leaves*. Pages lined. Mostly purple crayon, with some pencil.

Inside front cover dated W. Malvern 12 Aug 1881, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [Comments on a person whose initials have been crossed out] 16
  • [Comments on] G.G. B[radley] 27
  • Louis D[yer - conversation] 28
  • D[uke] of W[estminster - conversation] 29
  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on fol.29, as was one line on fol.35v]
  • [One leaf has been cut out before fol.46]
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 46
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 47-8
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 50-4
  • [One word heavily crossed out on fol.50, and a few lines also heavily crossed out on fol.56]
  • [One leaf cut out before 57]
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 57
  • [One word heavily crossed out on fol.57]
  • Sir A. Grant [conversation] 61-2
  • J.W.R. [conversation] 64-5
  • G.D. [conversation] 66v
  • [Lord] C[amperdow] n [conversation] 67
  • Sir William Thomson [conversation] 68
  • Mr. John Graham Jnr [conversation] 69-70
  • W.Y. S[ellar - conversation] 73-4
  • [Several lines heavily crossed out on fol.74]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 75
  • Sir James Lacaste[? - conversation] 76-7
  • Marquis of Bath [conversation] 78-81
  • Mr. C. [illegible - conversation] 81v
  • R. Castle [conversation] 82
  • E. Harrison [conversation] 86

H48

Small NB (175 by 115mm),limp light brown leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine (slightly damaged, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 27 - Aug 1881. 93 leaves*. Pages lined. Mostly purple crayon, with a little pencil.

Inside front cover dated 15 Aug 1881, but insufficient entries are dated to tell foe how long the NB was used, save that fols. 78 and 81 offer lists of lecture titles for Easter Term 1882 and 1883 respectively.

  • [Comments on] M[ax] Müller 11
  • R [conversation] 83

H49

Small NB (175 by 115mm),limp red morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 28 - Sep. 1881. 93 leaves*. Pages lined. Mostly purple crayon, with a little pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1 Sep 1881, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [Comments on] H. Sidgewick 3
  • H. Sidgewick again [comments on him] 28
  • Sir A. Grant [conversation] 40
  • H. Sidgewick [conversation?] 46
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 61v
  • [Comments on] Lord Sherbrooke 62
  • [Loose leaf in Evelyn Abbott's hand inserted at fol.67 indicating interesting passages]
  • H. Sidgewick once more [comments on] 74
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 77v

H50

Small NB (175 by 115mm),limp light brown leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine (slightly damaged), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 29 - Oct 1881. 93leaves *. Pages lined. Mostly pencil, with some purple crayon, and a little ink.

Like H35, H55, H61-2 and H65, this NB is solely devoted to material linked with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics. The inside front cover is dated 17 Oct 1881.

  • fol. 41 is in Matthew Knight's hand.

H51

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp blue morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 30 - Oct 1881. 92 leaves *. Pages lined. Mostly pencil, with some purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated 27 Oct 1881, and an entry on fol.91v dated 3 Jul 1882.

  • E. Harrison [conversation] 1
  • M. K[night? - conversation] 2
  • Baron Bichow[? - conversation] 9
  • Duke of B d [Bedford - conversation] 11
  • Lord Camperdown [conversation] 14
  • Sir C. Bowen [conversation] 15
  • A. T[ennyson][conversation] 23v-27
  • [Five lines heavily crossed out on fol.24]
  • A [conversation] 39v
  • G[oschen? - conversation] 41-5
  • Mr. Garnet of the British Museum 46
  • [One page cut out before fol.48]
  • G.W. [cousin of a Lord C.W. - conversation] 48
  • Dr. Markby [conversation] 49-50
  • Lord Westbury [memories of] 51v
  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 51v
  • Goldwin Smith [conversation] 52
  • H. Fawcett [conversation] 61
  • Prof. Nichol [conversation] 69
  • [Comments on an article by] T.H. Green 76-7
  • R.R.L.[sic] L[ingen - conversation] 79
  • Lady T[avistock? - conversation] 77v
  • Lord T[avistock? - conversation] 78-9
  • Costelloe [conversation] 80
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 81
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 82
  • W[illiam] R[ogers? - conversation] 82v
  • Lord B. [conversation] 83
  • R. B[rowning - conversation] 83v
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 84
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 84v
  • Sir G. Campbell [conversation] 85
  • A T[ennyson - conversation] 87
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 87v
  • [Theodore] Walrond [conversation] 88
  • [Most of fol.89 heavily crossed out]
  • A Tennyson [conversation] 90
  • Sir Louis Mallet [conversation] 90v

H52

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 31. 83 leaves (only fols.1-17*), most blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

No indication of the year this NB was used, but entries in fols.1-15v refer to Oct and Nov.

  • This NB is exclusively concerned with the University and the Oxford University Press, which suggests that it was used after BJ became Vice-Chancellor in 1882.

H53

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 32 - April 1882. Only fols.1-73* used. Pages lined. Pencil, with some purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated 28 Apr 1882.

  • Almost all the NB consists of detailed notes made by BJ while reading Comte (many leaves have page references to the works he was reading), with a few thoughts on T.H. Green (fol.38).

H54

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 33 - July 1882. 92 leaves . Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 6 Jul 1882, and an entry on fol.80 dated 26 Sep.

  • E. H n [Harrison - conversation] 7
  • B. M[orier? - conversation] 10v-11
  • B. M[orier? - conversation] 13-16
  • [One leaf cut out before fol.17]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 21-2
  • G.F. Watts [conversation] 23
  • R.S. Poole [conversation] 33
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 37
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 42
  • [Anecdote about] T.H. G[reen] 43
  • T.H. W[arren - conversation] 45
  • Rendell [conversation] 48
  • Lord Cottesloe [conversation] 53v
  • M.D. (Dr. Bulloch) [sic - conversation] 54
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 61
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 64
  • Toynbee & Milner [conversation] 65
  • Sir A. Grant [conversation] 66
  • Lord Dalhousie [conversation] 68
  • H[enrietta] B[lanche] A[irlie - conversation] 70-1
  • [A few words heavily crossed out on fol.70]
  • C [conversation] 72-3
  • [Comments on] E. Caird 76
  • J. Nichol [conversation] 77
  • [someone whose initials have been heavily crossed out, as have a few words elsewhere on the page - conversation] 79
  • E d Lushington [conversation] 80
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 80v-81
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 82
  • Lady Paget [conversation] 83
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 84v
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 86
  • Talked with C.S.C. B[owen] 86v-87v
  • Professor Seely (a Palaeontologist) [sic - conversation] 88
  • Mr. Ferguson [conversation] 88v
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 89

H55

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine (slightly frayed at the edges), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 34 - Sep 1882. 92 leaves, some blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated Sep 1882.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H61-2 and H65, contains notes for BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics.

H56

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 35 - Oct 1882. Only pp.1-55* and the inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Abbott dated the NB on the inside front cover to 1882-3.

  • [Account of a meeting with] A.C. T[ait not long before his death] 12v-13
  • Bishop Temple Bampton Lectures I [Comments on] 25-7
  • Bishop Temple Bampton Lectures No.2 [Comments on] 33
  • [Comments on a sermon by the] Dean of Ch. Ch. [Liddell] 35
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] No.3 [Comments on] 37-9
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lect. 4 [Comments on] 42
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lec. 5 [Comments on] 43
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lecture 6 [Comments on] 45
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] VII [Comments on] 47-9
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] 8 [Comments on] 51-3

H57

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp maroon morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 36 - Nov 1882. 84 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

fol. 54 is in Matthew Knight's hand.

Inside front cover dated 5 Nov 1882, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used (although fol.69 shows that it was still in use on 7-8 Apr 1883).

  • Sir James Caird [conversation] 1-2
  • Mr. Price [conversation] 3
  • Conversation with H.S. 4
  • Sir Louis Pelly [conversation] 5
  • [Comments on] General Pitt Rivers 8
  • W, Spottiswoode [conversation] 10
  • E. Hatch [conversation] 11
  • [Notes on the death of Emily Jowett, BJ's sister] 13
  • [Comments on John] Conington 19
  • [Comments on] Munro 19v
  • [Comments on] Linwood 20
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 33-4
  • Lord C. [conversation] 42-4
  • B.S. W[right - conversation] 45-7
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 51
  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on fol.51v]
  • Interesting conversation with Sir John Mowbray 58-9
  • Sir F. Ouseley [conversation] 60-1
  • Sir R. Lingen [conversation] 62
  • [Comments on Samuel] Wilberforce's Life 64-64v
  • R. Castle [conversation] 66
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 67
  • J.C. Wilson [conversation] 68
  • J.A. [conversation] 77
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 77v-78

H58

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 37 - April 1883. 93 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 12 Apr 1883, and entry on fol.89 dated 6 Jul.

  • Conversation with W. Ward about his father W.G. Ward] 43-4
  • [Comments on J.H.] Newman's Grammar of Assent 45-6
  • [Comments on a biography of Samuel Wilberforce] 50
  • [Comments on J.H. Newman's] Grammar of Assent 51
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 53
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 55
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 57
  • [Comments on] Bishop Colenso 70
  • Interesting conversation with Marshall 74
  • [Comments on] William Spottiswoode [just dead] 84
  • [Comments on] A. Ewing B[ishop] of Argyle 86
  • [Comments on] Bishop Colenso 87

H59

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp black morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 38 - June 1883 (on cover) and O (on spine). 178pp (pp.1-172*). Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink and purple crayon. Pages 173-4 are in Martha Knight's hand, with material added by BJ.

Inside front cover dated 'about June 1883', and p.170 lists BJH's itinerary for the Long Vacation of 1883.

  • Professor Fawcett [conversation] 10
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley] 14-16
  • [A name heavly crossed out on fol.18]
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley - conversation] 20
  • Lord C. [conversation] 22
  • Lord Sherbrooke [conversation] 24
  • Lord L[ansdowne? - conversation] 28
  • Lord Gr[anville - conversation] 30
  • Mr. S. B y [conversation] 32
  • R.R. [conversation] 33v-34
  • A.C. S[winburne - conversation] 46-50
  • Theodore Watts[-Dunton - conversation] 52-4
  • W. Rogers [conversation] 62
  • Lord G[ranville? - conversation] 64
  • Mr. W. [conversation] 66
  • Sir John Lawes [conversation] 82
  • [E.] Hatch [conversation] 86
  • Peterson [conversation] 94
  • [G.] Goschen [conversation] 96-8
  • Prof. Mosely [conversation] 100
  • Dr. [James] Murray [conversation] 101-2
  • Mr. Gladstone [conversation] 116-18
  • E. Hatch [conversation] 120-2
  • Mr. [illegible - conversation] 124
  • Lord Aberdare [conversation] 126
  • Distinguished friends of mine who are dead [list] 127
  • Distinguished friends of mine who are living [list] 128
  • D r Darbishire [conversation] 130
  • [T.H.] Warren [conversation] 132
  • Merry [conversation] 134
  • Bywater [conversation] 136
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 138-42
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 143
  • M[ax] M[üller - conversation] 144
  • H. Smith [conversation] 146
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 149-50
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 152
  • Gen. Pitt Rivers [conversation] 158
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 160
  • Mr Goschen [conversation] 164-5

H60

Small NB (175 by 120mm), limp red morocco leather cover, blank label on front. Only fols.1-11* used. Pages lined. Pencil. Although this NB is not part of the numbered sequence, it is so clearly a commonplace book in content and appearance, that it is listed here. It is possible that Abbott, in ordering the books, forgot this one.

Inside front cover dated 8 Aug 1883.

  • Dr. Martineau [conversation] 8v-9

H61

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 39 - Aug 1883. 87 leaves*, many pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

[small scrap of paper inserted at fol.25]

Inside front cover dated 21 Aug 1883, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55, H62 and H65, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics, although other works of his, notably the Nichomachean Ethics and Metaphysics, are also discussed.

H62

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 40 - Jan 1884. 87 leaves*, some pages blank, some inserted leaves. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink (both black and purple)

Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

[Three loose leaves inserted at fol.85, each folded to give four sides]

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55, H61 and H65, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics, although other works of his, notably the Nichomachean and Eudemian Ethics, are also discussed.

H63

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 41 - March 1884. 83 leaves (fols.1-58*), many pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil. This notebook has been photographed; digital images can be obtained from the archivist on request.

Inside front cover dated 20 Mar 1884, and an entry on fol.48 dated 7 Oct.

  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 1
  • [Comment on] A. Toynbee 3
  • [Comments on General Gordon from Lord Wolseley] 4
  • Sir J. Lawes [conversation] 5-7
  • Rivers Wilson [conversation] 9
  • Sir J. Lawes [conversation] 9v
  • Talk with Chyne[?] 11
  • Talk with Hatch 12-13
  • [One page cut out before fol.20]
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 20
  • Professor Legge [on General Gordon - conversation] 21-2
  • Dr. W.W. Hunter [conversation] 23
  • W.W. Hunter [conversation] 25-6
  • F. [Nightingale - conversation] 27
  • P.L. Gell [conversation] 29-30
  • Mr. Elliot [conversation] 31-3
  • Mr. [Horace] Hart [conversation] 35
  • Mr. Dobbs [conversation] 36
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 37-8
  • Prof. Palmer of Harvard [conversation] 39-40
  • [C.] Bowen [conversation] 42v-43
  • General Strachey [conversation] 44
  • J. R[uskin - conversation] 45
  • Prof. Caird [conversation] 46
  • Prof. Palmer [conversation] 51
  • [Three pages cut out before fol.52]
  • Lord R[eay? - conversation] 52-3
  • [Lord] C[oleridge - conversation] 53v-4
  • Prince Svasti [conversation] 55-6

H64

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 42 - June 1884. Only fols.1-31* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil. This notebook has been photographed; digital images can be obtained from the archivist on request.

Inside front cover dated 14 Jun 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 2
  • [Two pages cut out before fol.3]
  • Morier & Goschen [conversation] 3-4
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 5
  • Goschen [conversation] 6
  • Dr. Laird [conversation] 10
  • Dr. [James] Murray [conversation] 11-13
  • General Strachey [conversation] 15
  • Ruskin [conversation] 16-17
  • [Comments on] Professor Caird 19
  • A. G[rant - conversation] 20
  • [J.] Wilson [conversation] 21-4
  • Lord Dalhousie [conversation] 24
  • [Comments on] Gladstone 25-6
  • Mr. Samuel [conversation] 28

H65

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 43 - Oct 1884. 86 leaves (fols.1-6*), most blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated Oct 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55 and H61-2, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics.

H66

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled 44 - Jan 1885. 86 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a few words in ink.

Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1885, and an entry on fol.70 dated 11 Jul 1886.

  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 7
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 8-9
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 11
  • [someone whose name has been heavily crossed out, as have the names of some of the people mentioned by him - conversation] 12
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 13
  • [The lower half of fol.16 has been cut out, and two pages have been cut out before fol.17]
  • Lord Ripon, Sir Louis Mallet and Goschen [conversation] 17
  • [Conversation with [G.G.] Bradley about] Dr. Arnold 20
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley] 21
  • H. H[art - conversation] 22-5
  • Lord R. [conversation] 27
  • General Strachey [conversation] 28v
  • D r Martineau [conversation] 30
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 31
  • [Thomas] Huxley [conversation] 33
  • H. [Taylor - conversation] 34-6
  • Westlake and Mrs. Westlake [conversation] 37
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 38-41
  • [List of] Men of ability now at Ball. Coll 45
  • Lord Selbourne [conversation] 46
  • [Comments on] Sir H. Taylor 47
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 48
  • [Sir C(?)] Trevelyan [conversation] 49
  • Horace Hart [conversation] 51-7
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 60-2
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 64
  • M r Bright, Wendell Holmes, [Robert] Browning [conversation] 66-7
  • Dr. [G.G.] Bradley [on Temple - conversation] 68
  • Interesting conversation with [G.G.] Bradley about [M.] Arnold 69
  • E. L[yulph] S[tanley - conversation] 70-4
  • E. L[yulph] S[tanley - conversation] 77-77v
  • [Draft of a letter from BJ to Mrs. Parker with reminiscences of her father Lord Westbury] 80-5

H67

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 45 - Jan 1886. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil with a little ink. Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1886, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used (an entry on fol.66 shows it was still in use on 24 Sep 1886). This notebook has been photographed; digital images can be obtained from the archivist on request.

  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on fol.18v]
  • G[oschen? - conversation] 20
  • [Comments on] R 22
  • Goschen [conversation] 22-22v
  • Mr. Dixon [conversation] 25
  • the Lord C r [Chancellor - conversation] 35-36
  • [Comments on] E.L. S[tanley] 38-9
  • [Reminiscences of] W.G. W[ard] 46-50
  • E.L. S[tanley - conversation] 50
  • [Reminiscences of] W.G. W[ard (continued)] 50v-51
  • [R.L.] Nettleship [conversation] 54-54v
  • General Walker [conversation] 55-6
  • A. Dicey [conversation] 57
  • Dr. Whiton [conversation] 58
  • [A.] Dicey [conversation] 59
  • M. Knight [conversation] 61
  • [Evelyn] Abbott [conversation] 63
  • M r J. Graham [conversation] 66
  • D[alhousie? - conversation] 68
  • [Notes of a conversation, headed _τoπα, with someone whose name has been heavily crossed out - conversation] 69
  • D r Tyler [conversation] 70-1
  • Heberden [conversation] 72
  • [Conversation at] Woburn [with] Lord Granville [and the] Duke of B[edford] 74
  • Mr. Ward [on W.G. Ward, his father - conversation] 75
  • Prince [illegible - on Prince Svasti - conversation] 77
  • Mr. [John] Farmer [conversation] 78
  • [Comments on] Lord Dufferin 78v
  • Ilbert [conversation] 78v
  • [One page cut out before 79]
  • Ilbert [conversation] 79
  • Tennyson [conversation] 80
  • [Lord] Coleridge [conversation] 81-6

H68

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 46 - March 1886. 67 leaves*, several pages blank. Pages unlined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1 Mar 1886, and note on inside back cover says 'This book commenced at end May 26 87', but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

fols. 24v-28, 32v-33, 34v-35v, 37v, 39v-41v, 43v-45v, 48v, 50v and 52v-67 are written with the NB inverted.

This NB is unlike most of the other commonplace books, not least in having so much of it written with the NB inverted:

  • fols. 1-2v and 9-24 are more notes for Aristotle's Politics.
  • fols. 67-52v, 50v, 48v, 45v-43v, 41v-39v, 37v and 35v-34v are assorted notes (some merely jottings or titles only) on theology.
  • fols. 33-32v are on Italian politics.
  • fols. 28-24v are plans for books of extracts from Plato and Thucydides.

H69

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp red morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 47 - 1886. Only fols.1-55* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil.

Entry on fol.1 dated 1 Jan 1886, but entries in fols.16-19 are dated 1885. An entry for fol.54 seems to be dated 13 Feb 1886.

  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 19-20

H70

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 48 - Jan 1887. 88 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil. Fols. 81 and 82 (not 81v) are in Matthew Knight's hand.

Entry on fol.1 dated 4 Jan 1887, and an entry on fol.84 dated 1 Jan 1888.

  • [List of] Visitors for the Year [not indexed] 2
  • Mr. Pollard [conversation] 9-10
  • [someone whose name has been heavily crossed out; it seems to be a Balliol student called M. - conversation] 17
  • Hatch[? - almost illegible - conversation] 20
  • Dicey [conversation] 21
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 23
  • Hatch [conversation] 28
  • W.W. Jackson [conversation] 30
  • [P.L.] Gell [conversation] 31-2
  • A[deline] M[arie] T[avistock - conversation] 38
  • M.S. [conversation] 38
  • [Captain] H. Hozier [conversation] 39
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 40
  • Schöne Seele [list of BJ's closest women friends] 41
  • [W.Y.] Sellar [conversation] 44v
  • Ed. Caird [conversation] 45v-46v
  • D r Martineau [conversation] 47-8
  • C. [conversation] 51-2
  • [Three words heavily crossed out on 52]
  • [W.Y.] Sellar [conversation] 55
  • Mr. [G.F.?] Watts [conversation] 56-8
  • Miss N[ightingale - conversation] 62
  • Mr. [G.F.] Watts - Suggestions for him [possible illustrations for the next edition of BJ's Plato] 63
  • Dr. Head [conversation] 65v
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 66
  • Lord and Lady Aberdeen [conversation] 67
  • Sir Thomas Sanderson [conversation] 68
  • M rs L. [conversation] 70
  • J.M. Wilson of Clifton [conversation] 73
  • A[deline] M[arie] T[avistock - conversation] 74
  • [Lord] Coleridge [conversation] 76
  • R [conversation] 77-9

H71

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp purple morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 49 - 1887. 64 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

Parts of fols.63v-64 are in Martha Knight's hand.

Entry on fol.2 dated 4 Apr 1887, and an entry on fol.64 dated 14 Oct 1887.

  • [List of BJ's] Βιoί [and] φίλoι 1
  • Lady A[irlie - conversation] 3
  • Thoughts about W.G. W[ard] 4
  • E.H.P. [conversation] 11-12
  • M.E. [man - conversation] 14
  • Sir W[illiam] Gull [conversation] 16-17
  • Mrs. Ilbert [conversation] 19
  • Mr. Lothrop [conversation] 21
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 23
  • A. [conversation] 24
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 26
  • An interesting conversation with Mr. Welldon 28-9
  • [Sir Henry] Acland [conversation] 30
  • Sir William Gull [conversation] 31
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 33
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 34
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 36
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 38
  • C[ountess of] W[emyss? - conversation] 41
  • M r [Robert] Browning [conversation] 47-8
  • S. I[? - conversation] 51v
  • L. C l [Campbell - conversation on A.P. Stanley] 52
  • Prof. W. [conversation] 53-5
  • [Comments on] Janet Symonds 55v
  • Mr. S[illegible - conversation] 56v
  • [57 is now detached]
  • Col. Stuart [conversation] 58v-59
  • Duke of B[edford - conversation] 59

H72

Small NB (170 by 110mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 50 - Jan 1888. 91 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

Part of fol.90v in Martha Knight's hand,and part of fol.91 in an unknown hand.

Entry on fol.1 dated 2 Jan 1888, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • M[orier? - conversation] 1-3
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 5
  • Tennysoniana 6
  • Hatch [conversation] 7-8
  • Lord Aberdeen [conversation] 10
  • R.I[? - conversation] 11
  • Professor Ramsay[? - conversation] 20
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 22
  • [Comments on] Sir R. Morier 31
  • M[orier - conversation] 35-8
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 39
  • M[orier - conversation] 42-3
  • Tennyson [conversation] 45
  • [Someone whose name has been heavily crossed out, but the subject matter (homosexuality) makes it highly likely that it was J.A. Symonds - conversation] 47-9
  • W. M[arkby - conversation] 61-2
  • [Comments on M rs Ward's Book R[obert] Elsmere 63-4
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 65
  • Colonel Higgins [conversation] 66
  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on 66v, and one page cut out before 67]
  • A. & C. [conversation] 68
  • C. of [ie: about] C. [conversation] 69
  • Dr. M[arkby? - conversation] 70
  • Lord R[osebery? - conversation] 75
  • Mr L. James[? - conversation] 78
  • B[ishop] of R[ipon: William Boyd Carpenter - conversation] 79

H73

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 51 - July 1888. Only fols.1-24, 40 and 62-3 used (fols.1-42*). Pages lined. Pencil.

It is not clear exactly when this NB was begun, although an entry on fol.2 gives BJ's plans for Jul 1888-1889, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [No conversations are recorded in this book]

H74

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 52 - Aug 1888. 89 leaves*, many blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

fol. 89 in the hand of Martha Knight.

Entry on inside front cover seems to suggest that the NB was begun on 20 Aug 1888, and ended on 20 Nov.

  • [Comments on H.J.S. Smith] 78-83

H75

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine (colour slightly faded), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 53 - 1889. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1889; an entry on fol.87v is dated 11 Nov 1889.

  • [Lord Curzon - conversation] 1
  • [Lord] C[oleridge at] Ottery St. Mary [conversation] 2-3
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 8
  • Sir M.E. G[rant] Duff [conversation] 9-11
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 12
  • Godly [conversation] 16
  • J.C.Wilson [conversation] 21
  • Perroud [conversation] 21v
  • J. Latouche [conversation] 22-3
  • Miss Maude Stanley [conversation] 27
  • The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol [C.J. Ellicott - conversation] 29
  • Mr. Fry [conversation] 33
  • C. Ilbert [conversation] 37-9
  • D.R. F[earon - conversation] 40-1
  • R. M[orier - conversation] 42
  • [Memories of A.P. Stanley (for a sermon)] 46-7
  • Mr. Browning [conversation] 48-9
  • Sermon on Dean Stanley (continued) [notes] 50-3
  • P.L. Gell [conversation] 57
  • [all of fol.57v has been heavily crossed out]
  • R. M[orier - conversation] 58
  • [the last three and a half lines of fol.58 have been heavily crossed out]
  • Mr. Hart of the Press [conversation] 59-60
  • L. Dyer [conversation on the founding of Stanford University] 67
  • [R.S.] Wright [conversation] 70
  • [Comments on the] Prince of W[ales] 76
  • Dean of Westminster [G.G. Bradley - conversation] 77
  • [Comments on the] P[rince] of W[ales] 79
  • Captain Hozier [conversation] 83
  • Lady A[irlie?] and Lord [? - conversation] 85
  • Mrs Barnet of Toynbee Hall [conversation] 86v
  • [List of visitors to Balliol for May-Jun 1889] 88v-89

H76

Small NB (175 by 115m), limp blue leather cover, no title or label, with gold lines on edge and spine. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Although this NB is unlabelled, it is without doubt one of the commonplace books. There is no book labelled 54 in the series, but this book fills the gap perfectly.

Inside front cover dated 1890; fol.88v is dated Sep 1891.

  • Marshall - Cambridge [conversation] 3
  • A.L. Smith [conversation] 4-6
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 10
  • [Memories of] R. Browning 13-14
  • Gladstone [conversation] 15-17
  • A.L. Smith [conversation] 24
  • [Comments on] A[rthur] R[ussell?] 32
  • [G.W.] Kekewich [conversation] 33
  • Lord Wolseley & the War Office [conversation] 46
  • Godley [conversation] 48
  • Ilbert [conversation] 52
  • [Two pages cut out before fol.53]
  • [Comments on] Mr. [Henry Morton] Stanley 55-8
  • C. [conversation] 59
  • [One word heavily crossed out on fol.59]
  • [R] M[orier - conversation] 60
  • [G.G.] Bradley [conversation] 61
  • Mr. Ross [conversation] 63-4
  • [R] M[orier - conversation] 66
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 67
  • G.O. [Trevelyan - conversation] 68
  • Cambridge [Comments on] F.M. 70
  • [Thoughts on Cardinal] Newman 73-6
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 78
  • H.D. [conversation] 79
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 84
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 86-88v

H51

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp blue morocco leather cover with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 30 - Oct 1881. 92 leaves *. Pages lined. Mostly pencil, with some purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated 27 Oct 1881, and an entry on fol.91v dated 3 Jul 1882.

  • E. Harrison [conversation] 1
  • M. K[night? - conversation] 2
  • Baron Bichow[? - conversation] 9
  • Duke of B d [Bedford - conversation] 11
  • Lord Camperdown [conversation] 14
  • Sir C. Bowen [conversation] 15
  • A. T[ennyson][conversation] 23v-27
  • [Five lines heavily crossed out on fol.24]
  • A [conversation] 39v
  • G[oschen? - conversation] 41-5
  • Mr. Garnet of the British Museum 46
  • [One page cut out before fol.48]
  • G.W. [cousin of a Lord C.W. - conversation] 48
  • Dr. Markby [conversation] 49-50
  • Lord Westbury [memories of] 51v
  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 51v
  • Goldwin Smith [conversation] 52
  • H. Fawcett [conversation] 61
  • Prof. Nichol [conversation] 69
  • [Comments on an article by] T.H. Green 76-7
  • R.R.L.[sic] L[ingen - conversation] 79
  • Lady T[avistock? - conversation] 77v
  • Lord T[avistock? - conversation] 78-9
  • Costelloe [conversation] 80
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 81
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 82
  • W[illiam] R[ogers? - conversation] 82v
  • Lord B. [conversation] 83
  • R. B[rowning - conversation] 83v
  • G.J. G[oschen - conversation] 84
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 84v
  • Sir G. Campbell [conversation] 85
  • A T[ennyson - conversation] 87
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 87v
  • [Theodore] Walrond [conversation] 88
  • [Most of fol.89 heavily crossed out]
  • A Tennyson [conversation] 90
  • Sir Louis Mallet [conversation] 90v

H52

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 31. 83 leaves (only fols.1-17*), most blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

No indication of the year this NB was used, but entries in fols.1-15v refer to Oct and Nov.

  • This NB is exclusively concerned with the University and the Oxford University Press, which suggests that it was used after BJ became Vice-Chancellor in 1882.

H53

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 32 - April 1882. Only fols.1-73* used. Pages lined. Pencil, with some purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated 28 Apr 1882.

  • Almost all the NB consists of detailed notes made by BJ while reading Comte (many leaves have page references to the works he was reading), with a few thoughts on T.H. Green (fol.38).

H54

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 33 - July 1882. 92 leaves . Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 6 Jul 1882, and an entry on fol.80 dated 26 Sep.

  • E. H n [Harrison - conversation] 7
  • B. M[orier? - conversation] 10v-11
  • B. M[orier? - conversation] 13-16
  • [One leaf cut out before fol.17]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 21-2
  • G.F. Watts [conversation] 23
  • R.S. Poole [conversation] 33
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 37
  • J.A. S[ymonds - conversation] 42
  • [Anecdote about] T.H. G[reen] 43
  • T.H. W[arren - conversation] 45
  • Rendell [conversation] 48
  • Lord Cottesloe [conversation] 53v
  • M.D. (Dr. Bulloch) [sic - conversation] 54
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 61
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 64
  • Toynbee & Milner [conversation] 65
  • Sir A. Grant [conversation] 66
  • Lord Dalhousie [conversation] 68
  • H[enrietta] B[lanche] A[irlie - conversation] 70-1
  • [A few words heavily crossed out on fol.70]
  • C [conversation] 72-3
  • [Comments on] E. Caird 76
  • J. Nichol [conversation] 77
  • [someone whose initials have been heavily crossed out, as have a few words elsewhere on the page - conversation] 79
  • E d Lushington [conversation] 80
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 80v-81
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 82
  • Lady Paget [conversation] 83
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 84v
  • Lord Bath [conversation] 86
  • Talked with C.S.C. B[owen] 86v-87v
  • Professor Seely (a Palaeontologist) [sic - conversation] 88
  • Mr. Ferguson [conversation] 88v
  • C.S.C. B[owen - conversation] 89

H55

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine (slightly frayed at the edges), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 34 - Sep 1882. 92 leaves, some blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Inside front cover dated Sep 1882.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H61-2 and H65, contains notes for BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics.

H56

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp blue morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 35 - Oct 1882. Only pp.1-55* and the inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little purple crayon.

Abbott dated the NB on the inside front cover to 1882-3.

  • [Account of a meeting with] A.C. T[ait not long before his death] 12v-13
  • Bishop Temple Bampton Lectures I [Comments on] 25-7
  • Bishop Temple Bampton Lectures No.2 [Comments on] 33
  • [Comments on a sermon by the] Dean of Ch. Ch. [Liddell] 35
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] No.3 [Comments on] 37-9
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lect. 4 [Comments on] 42
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lec. 5 [Comments on] 43
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton] Lecture 6 [Comments on] 45
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] VII [Comments on] 47-9
  • Bishop Temple [Bampton Lectures] 8 [Comments on] 51-3

H57

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp maroon morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 36 - Nov 1882. 84 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

fol. 54 is in Matthew Knight's hand.

Inside front cover dated 5 Nov 1882, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used (although fol.69 shows that it was still in use on 7-8 Apr 1883).

  • Sir James Caird [conversation] 1-2
  • Mr. Price [conversation] 3
  • Conversation with H.S. 4
  • Sir Louis Pelly [conversation] 5
  • [Comments on] General Pitt Rivers 8
  • W, Spottiswoode [conversation] 10
  • E. Hatch [conversation] 11
  • [Notes on the death of Emily Jowett, BJ's sister] 13
  • [Comments on John] Conington 19
  • [Comments on] Munro 19v
  • [Comments on] Linwood 20
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 33-4
  • Lord C. [conversation] 42-4
  • B.S. W[right - conversation] 45-7
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 51
  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on fol.51v]
  • Interesting conversation with Sir John Mowbray 58-9
  • Sir F. Ouseley [conversation] 60-1
  • Sir R. Lingen [conversation] 62
  • [Comments on Samuel] Wilberforce's Life 64-64v
  • R. Castle [conversation] 66
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 67
  • J.C. Wilson [conversation] 68
  • J.A. [conversation] 77
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 77v-78

H58

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 37 - April 1883. 93 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 12 Apr 1883, and entry on fol.89 dated 6 Jul.

  • Conversation with W. Ward about his father W.G. Ward] 43-4
  • [Comments on J.H.] Newman's Grammar of Assent 45-6
  • [Comments on a biography of Samuel Wilberforce] 50
  • [Comments on J.H. Newman's] Grammar of Assent 51
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 53
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 55
  • [Comments on T.H.] Green's book 57
  • [Comments on] Bishop Colenso 70
  • Interesting conversation with Marshall 74
  • [Comments on] William Spottiswoode [just dead] 84
  • [Comments on] A. Ewing B[ishop] of Argyle 86
  • [Comments on] Bishop Colenso 87

H59

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp black morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 38 - June 1883 (on cover) and O (on spine). 178pp (pp.1-172*). Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink and purple crayon. Pages 173-4 are in Martha Knight's hand, with material added by BJ.

Inside front cover dated 'about June 1883', and p.170 lists BJH's itinerary for the Long Vacation of 1883.

  • Professor Fawcett [conversation] 10
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley] 14-16
  • [A name heavly crossed out on fol.18]
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley - conversation] 20
  • Lord C. [conversation] 22
  • Lord Sherbrooke [conversation] 24
  • Lord L[ansdowne? - conversation] 28
  • Lord Gr[anville - conversation] 30
  • Mr. S. B y [conversation] 32
  • R.R. [conversation] 33v-34
  • A.C. S[winburne - conversation] 46-50
  • Theodore Watts[-Dunton - conversation] 52-4
  • W. Rogers [conversation] 62
  • Lord G[ranville? - conversation] 64
  • Mr. W. [conversation] 66
  • Sir John Lawes [conversation] 82
  • [E.] Hatch [conversation] 86
  • Peterson [conversation] 94
  • [G.] Goschen [conversation] 96-8
  • Prof. Mosely [conversation] 100
  • Dr. [James] Murray [conversation] 101-2
  • Mr. Gladstone [conversation] 116-18
  • E. Hatch [conversation] 120-2
  • Mr. [illegible - conversation] 124
  • Lord Aberdare [conversation] 126
  • Distinguished friends of mine who are dead [list] 127
  • Distinguished friends of mine who are living [list] 128
  • D r Darbishire [conversation] 130
  • [T.H.] Warren [conversation] 132
  • Merry [conversation] 134
  • Bywater [conversation] 136
  • M[ax] Müller [conversation] 138-42
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 143
  • M[ax] M[üller - conversation] 144
  • H. Smith [conversation] 146
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 149-50
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 152
  • Gen. Pitt Rivers [conversation] 158
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 160
  • Mr Goschen [conversation] 164-5

H60

Small NB (175 by 120mm), limp red morocco leather cover, blank label on front. Only fols.1-11* used. Pages lined. Pencil. Although this NB is not part of the numbered sequence, it is so clearly a commonplace book in content and appearance, that it is listed here. It is possible that Abbott, in ordering the books, forgot this one.

Inside front cover dated 8 Aug 1883.

  • Dr. Martineau [conversation] 8v-9

H61

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 39 - Aug 1883. 87 leaves*, many pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

[small scrap of paper inserted at fol.25]

Inside front cover dated 21 Aug 1883, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55, H62 and H65, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics, although other works of his, notably the Nichomachean Ethics and Metaphysics, are also discussed.

H62

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 40 - Jan 1884. 87 leaves*, some pages blank, some inserted leaves. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink (both black and purple)

Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

[Three loose leaves inserted at fol.85, each folded to give four sides]

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55, H61 and H65, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics, although other works of his, notably the Nichomachean and Eudemian Ethics, are also discussed.

H63

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 41 - March 1884. 83 leaves (fols.1-58*), many pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 20 Mar 1884, and an entry on fol.48 dated 7 Oct.

  • Sir H. Taylor [conversation] 1
  • [Comment on] A. Toynbee 3
  • [Comments on General Gordon from Lord Wolseley] 4
  • Sir J. Lawes [conversation] 5-7
  • Rivers Wilson [conversation] 9
  • Sir J. Lawes [conversation] 9v
  • Talk with Chyne[?] 11
  • Talk with Hatch 12-13
  • [One page cut out before fol.20]
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 20
  • Professor Legge [on General Gordon - conversation] 21-2
  • Dr. W.W. Hunter [conversation] 23
  • W.W. Hunter [conversation] 25-6
  • F. [Nightingale - conversation] 27
  • P.L. Gell [conversation] 29-30
  • Mr. Elliot [conversation] 31-3
  • Mr. [Horace] Hart [conversation] 35
  • Mr. Dobbs [conversation] 36
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 37-8
  • Prof. Palmer of Harvard [conversation] 39-40
  • [C.] Bowen [conversation] 42v-43
  • General Strachey [conversation] 44
  • J. R[uskin - conversation] 45
  • Prof. Caird [conversation] 46
  • Prof. Palmer [conversation] 51
  • [Three pages cut out before fol.52]
  • Lord R[eay? - conversation] 52-3
  • [Lord] C[oleridge - conversation] 53v-4
  • Prince Svasti [conversation] 55-6

H64

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 42 - June 1884. Only fols.1-31* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 14 Jun 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 2
  • [Two pages cut out before fol.3]
  • Morier & Goschen [conversation] 3-4
  • Lord Coleridge [conversation] 5
  • Goschen [conversation] 6
  • Dr. Laird [conversation] 10
  • Dr. [James] Murray [conversation] 11-13
  • General Strachey [conversation] 15
  • Ruskin [conversation] 16-17
  • [Comments on] Professor Caird 19
  • A. G[rant - conversation] 20
  • [J.] Wilson [conversation] 21-4
  • Lord Dalhousie [conversation] 24
  • [Comments on] Gladstone 25-6
  • Mr. Samuel [conversation] 28

H65

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 43 - Oct 1884. 86 leaves (fols.1-6*), most blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated Oct 1884, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • The whole of this NB, like H35, H50, H55 and H61-2, contains notes connected with BJ's work on Aristotle's Politics.

H66

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled 44 - Jan 1885. 86 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a few words in ink.

Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1885, and an entry on fol.70 dated 11 Jul 1886.

  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 7
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 8-9
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 11
  • [someone whose name has been heavily crossed out, as have the names of some of the people mentioned by him - conversation] 12
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 13
  • [The lower half of fol.16 has been cut out, and two pages have been cut out before fol.17]
  • Lord Ripon, Sir Louis Mallet and Goschen [conversation] 17
  • [Conversation with [G.G.] Bradley about] Dr. Arnold 20
  • [Comments on] A.P. S[tanley] 21
  • H. H[art - conversation] 22-5
  • Lord R. [conversation] 27
  • General Strachey [conversation] 28v
  • D r Martineau [conversation] 30
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 31
  • [Thomas] Huxley [conversation] 33
  • H. [Taylor - conversation] 34-6
  • Westlake and Mrs. Westlake [conversation] 37
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 38-41
  • [List of] Men of ability now at Ball. Coll 45
  • Lord Selbourne [conversation] 46
  • [Comments on] Sir H. Taylor 47
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 48
  • [Sir C(?)] Trevelyan [conversation] 49
  • Horace Hart [conversation] 51-7
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 60-2
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 64
  • M r Bright, Wendell Holmes, [Robert] Browning [conversation] 66-7
  • Dr. [G.G.] Bradley [on Temple - conversation] 68
  • Interesting conversation with [G.G.] Bradley about [M.] Arnold 69
  • E. L[yulph] S[tanley - conversation] 70-4
  • E. L[yulph] S[tanley - conversation] 77-77v
  • [Draft of a letter from BJ to Mrs. Parker with reminiscences of her father Lord Westbury] 80-5

H67

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 45 - Jan 1886. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil with a little ink.

Inside front cover dated 1 Jan 1886, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used (an entry on fol.66 shows it was still in use on 24 Sep 1886).

  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on fol.18v]
  • G[oschen? - conversation] 20
  • [Comments on] R 22
  • Goschen [conversation] 22-22v
  • Mr. Dixon [conversation] 25
  • the Lord C r [Chancellor - conversation] 35-36
  • [Comments on] E.L. S[tanley] 38-9
  • [Reminiscences of] W.G. W[ard] 46-50
  • E.L. S[tanley - conversation] 50
  • [Reminiscences of] W.G. W[ard (continued)] 50v-51
  • [R.L.] Nettleship [conversation] 54-54v
  • General Walker [conversation] 55-6
  • A. Dicey [conversation] 57
  • Dr. Whiton [conversation] 58
  • [A.] Dicey [conversation] 59
  • M. Knight [conversation] 61
  • [Evelyn] Abbott [conversation] 63
  • M r J. Graham [conversation] 66
  • D[alhousie? - conversation] 68
  • [Notes of a conversation, headed _τoπα, with someone whose name has been heavily crossed out - conversation] 69
  • D r Tyler [conversation] 70-1
  • Heberden [conversation] 72
  • [Conversation at] Woburn [with] Lord Granville [and the] Duke of B[edford] 74
  • Mr. Ward [on W.G. Ward, his father - conversation] 75
  • Prince [illegible - on Prince Svasti - conversation] 77
  • Mr. [John] Farmer [conversation] 78
  • [Comments on] Lord Dufferin 78v
  • Ilbert [conversation] 78v
  • [One page cut out before 79]
  • Ilbert [conversation] 79
  • Tennyson [conversation] 80
  • [Lord] Coleridge [conversation] 81-6

H68

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 46 - March 1886. 67 leaves*, several pages blank. Pages unlined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1 Mar 1886, and note on inside back cover says 'This book commenced at end May 26 87', but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

fols. 24v-28, 32v-33, 34v-35v, 37v, 39v-41v, 43v-45v, 48v, 50v and 52v-67 are written with the NB inverted.

This NB is unlike most of the other commonplace books, not least in having so much of it written with the NB inverted:

  • fols. 1-2v and 9-24 are more notes for Aristotle's Politics.
  • fols. 67-52v, 50v, 48v, 45v-43v, 41v-39v, 37v and 35v-34v are assorted notes (some merely jottings or titles only) on theology.
  • fols. 33-32v are on Italian politics.
  • fols. 28-24v are plans for books of extracts from Plato and Thucydides.

H69

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp red morocco leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 47 - 1886. Only fols.1-55* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil.

Entry on fol.1 dated 1 Jan 1886, but entries in fols.16-19 are dated 1885. An entry for fol.54 seems to be dated 13 Feb 1886.

  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 19-20

H70

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 48 - Jan 1887. 88 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil. Fols. 81 and 82 (not 81v) are in Matthew Knight's hand.

Entry on fol.1 dated 4 Jan 1887, and an entry on fol.84 dated 1 Jan 1888.

  • [List of] Visitors for the Year [not indexed] 2
  • Mr. Pollard [conversation] 9-10
  • [someone whose name has been heavily crossed out; it seems to be a Balliol student called M. - conversation] 17
  • Hatch[? - almost illegible - conversation] 20
  • Dicey [conversation] 21
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 23
  • Hatch [conversation] 28
  • W.W. Jackson [conversation] 30
  • [P.L.] Gell [conversation] 31-2
  • A[deline] M[arie] T[avistock - conversation] 38
  • M.S. [conversation] 38
  • [Captain] H. Hozier [conversation] 39
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 40
  • Schöne Seele [list of BJ's closest women friends] 41
  • [W.Y.] Sellar [conversation] 44v
  • Ed. Caird [conversation] 45v-46v
  • D r Martineau [conversation] 47-8
  • C. [conversation] 51-2
  • [Three words heavily crossed out on 52]
  • [W.Y.] Sellar [conversation] 55
  • Mr. [G.F.?] Watts [conversation] 56-8
  • Miss N[ightingale - conversation] 62
  • Mr. [G.F.] Watts - Suggestions for him [possible illustrations for the next edition of BJ's Plato] 63
  • Dr. Head [conversation] 65v
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 66
  • Lord and Lady Aberdeen [conversation] 67
  • Sir Thomas Sanderson [conversation] 68
  • M rs L. [conversation] 70
  • J.M. Wilson of Clifton [conversation] 73
  • A[deline] M[arie] T[avistock - conversation] 74
  • [Lord] Coleridge [conversation] 76
  • R [conversation] 77-9

H71

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp purple morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 49 - 1887. 64 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

Parts of fols.63v-64 are in Martha Knight's hand.

Entry on fol.2 dated 4 Apr 1887, and an entry on fol.64 dated 14 Oct 1887.

  • [List of BJ's] Βιoί [and] φίλoι 1
  • Lady A[irlie - conversation] 3
  • Thoughts about W.G. W[ard] 4
  • E.H.P. [conversation] 11-12
  • M.E. [man - conversation] 14
  • Sir W[illiam] Gull [conversation] 16-17
  • Mrs. Ilbert [conversation] 19
  • Mr. Lothrop [conversation] 21
  • Professor Huxley [conversation] 23
  • A. [conversation] 24
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 26
  • An interesting conversation with Mr. Welldon 28-9
  • [Sir Henry] Acland [conversation] 30
  • Sir William Gull [conversation] 31
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 33
  • R.R.W. L[ingen - conversation] 34
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 36
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 38
  • C[ountess of] W[emyss? - conversation] 41
  • M r [Robert] Browning [conversation] 47-8
  • S. I[? - conversation] 51v
  • L. C l [Campbell - conversation on A.P. Stanley] 52
  • Prof. W. [conversation] 53-5
  • [Comments on] Janet Symonds 55v
  • Mr. S[illegible - conversation] 56v
  • [57 is now detached]
  • Col. Stuart [conversation] 58v-59
  • Duke of B[edford - conversation] 59

H72

Small NB (170 by 110mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 50 - Jan 1888. 91 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

Part of fol.90v in Martha Knight's hand,and part of fol.91 in an unknown hand.

Entry on fol.1 dated 2 Jan 1888, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • M[orier? - conversation] 1-3
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 5
  • Tennysoniana 6
  • Hatch [conversation] 7-8
  • Lord Aberdeen [conversation] 10
  • R.I[? - conversation] 11
  • Professor Ramsay[? - conversation] 20
  • M. Walrond [conversation] 22
  • [Comments on] Sir R. Morier 31
  • M[orier - conversation] 35-8
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 39
  • M[orier - conversation] 42-3
  • Tennyson [conversation] 45
  • [Someone whose name has been heavily crossed out, but the subject matter (homosexuality) makes it highly likely that it was J.A. Symonds - conversation] 47-9
  • W. M[arkby - conversation] 61-2
  • [Comments on M rs Ward's Book R[obert] Elsmere 63-4
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 65
  • Colonel Higgins [conversation] 66
  • [Two lines heavily crossed out on 66v, and one page cut out before 67]
  • A. & C. [conversation] 68
  • C. of [ie: about] C. [conversation] 69
  • Dr. M[arkby? - conversation] 70
  • Lord R[osebery? - conversation] 75
  • Mr L. James[? - conversation] 78
  • B[ishop] of R[ipon: William Boyd Carpenter - conversation] 79

H73

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 51 - July 1888. Only fols.1-24, 40 and 62-3 used (fols.1-42*). Pages lined. Pencil.

It is not clear exactly when this NB was begun, although an entry on fol.2 gives BJ's plans for Jul 1888-1889, but insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [No conversations are recorded in this book]

H74

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp red leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 52 - Aug 1888. 89 leaves*, many blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

fol. 89 in the hand of Martha Knight.

Entry on inside front cover seems to suggest that the NB was begun on 20 Aug 1888, and ended on 20 Nov.

  • [Comments on H.J.S. Smith] 78-83

H75

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine (colour slightly faded), labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 53 - 1889. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1889; an entry on fol.87v is dated 11 Nov 1889.

  • [Lord Curzon - conversation] 1
  • [Lord] C[oleridge at] Ottery St. Mary [conversation] 2-3
  • A. T[ennyson - conversation] 8
  • Sir M.E. G[rant] Duff [conversation] 9-11
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 12
  • Godly [conversation] 16
  • J.C.Wilson [conversation] 21
  • Perroud [conversation] 21v
  • J. Latouche [conversation] 22-3
  • Miss Maude Stanley [conversation] 27
  • The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol [C.J. Ellicott - conversation] 29
  • Mr. Fry [conversation] 33
  • C. Ilbert [conversation] 37-9
  • D.R. F[earon - conversation] 40-1
  • R. M[orier - conversation] 42
  • [Memories of A.P. Stanley (for a sermon)] 46-7
  • Mr. Browning [conversation] 48-9
  • Sermon on Dean Stanley (continued) [notes] 50-3
  • P.L. Gell [conversation] 57
  • [all of fol.57v has been heavily crossed out]
  • R. M[orier - conversation] 58
  • [the last three and a half lines of fol.58 have been heavily crossed out]
  • Mr. Hart of the Press [conversation] 59-60
  • L. Dyer [conversation on the founding of Stanford University] 67
  • [R.S.] Wright [conversation] 70
  • [Comments on the] Prince of W[ales] 76
  • Dean of Westminster [G.G. Bradley - conversation] 77
  • [Comments on the] P[rince] of W[ales] 79
  • Captain Hozier [conversation] 83
  • Lady A[irlie?] and Lord [? - conversation] 85
  • Mrs Barnet of Toynbee Hall [conversation] 86v
  • [List of visitors to Balliol for May-Jun 1889] 88v-89

H76

Small NB (175 by 115m), limp blue leather cover, no title or label, with gold lines on edge and spine. 89 leaves*. Pages lined. Pencil.

Although this NB is unlabelled, it is without doubt one of the commonplace books. There is no book labelled 54 in the series, but this book fills the gap perfectly.

Inside front cover dated 1890; fol.88v is dated Sep 1891.

  • Marshall - Cambridge [conversation] 3
  • A.L. Smith [conversation] 4-6
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 10
  • [Memories of] R. Browning 13-14
  • Gladstone [conversation] 15-17
  • A.L. Smith [conversation] 24
  • [Comments on] A[rthur] R[ussell?] 32
  • [G.W.] Kekewich [conversation] 33
  • Lord Wolseley & the War Office [conversation] 46
  • Godley [conversation] 48
  • Ilbert [conversation] 52
  • [Two pages cut out before fol.53]
  • [Comments on] Mr. [Henry Morton] Stanley 55-8
  • C. [conversation] 59
  • [One word heavily crossed out on fol.59]
  • [R] M[orier - conversation] 60
  • [G.G.] Bradley [conversation] 61
  • Mr. Ross [conversation] 63-4
  • [R] M[orier - conversation] 66
  • T.H. F[arrer - conversation] 67
  • G.O. [Trevelyan - conversation] 68
  • Cambridge [Comments on] F.M. 70
  • [Thoughts on Cardinal] Newman 73-6
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 78
  • H.D. [conversation] 79
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 84
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 86-88v

H77

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp blue leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 55 - Oct 1890. Only leaves 1-76* used. Pages lined. Pencil with a little ink.

Inside front cover dated Oct 1890. Insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • [Two pages cut out before fol.1]
  • Dr. Martineau [conversation] 2
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 12
  • Ilbert [conversation] 15-16
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 17-18
  • [Lord] C[oleridge at] Ottery [St. Mary - conversation] 28-9
  • [One name crossed out on fol.28]
  • [Comments on the] Duke of Bedford 34
  • Professor Lankester [conversation] 36
  • Professor Wallace [conversation] 37-8
  • Ilbert [conversation] 40
  • [Memories of Robert] Browning 41-2
  • Lord Reay [conversation] 43
  • Cambridge [conversation with M[arshall] 45
  • Dr. Macallister [conversation] 46
  • Hobson and Marshall [conversation] 47
  • Sir M. Wallace [conversation] 49-50
  • Dr. Douglas Powell [conversation] 52
  • Women who are my friends [list of initials] 67
  • [fol.75v is in Martha Knight's hand]

H78

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp dark brown leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 56 - 1891. Only leaves 1-83* and inside back cover used, with several pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

fols. 57-8 are in Charlotte Green's hand.

fol. 1 dated 13 Feb [1891?]. Insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • Lady Shelley [conversation] 1
  • Mr. Balfour [conversation] 6
  • Sir Arthur Lyall [conversation] 7
  • Lord Dufferin [conversation] 8
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 19
  • Raper [conversation] 21
  • R. M[orier - conversation] 25
  • A.M. B[ell? - conversation] 25 [bis]
  • T.H. H[uxley - conversation] 27-30
  • F.W. Walker [conversation] 32-4
  • [fragment of an envelope with stamp (of which country?) on postmarked Oxford 27 Mar 1892 pasted in before fol.44]
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 45
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 54-5
  • Lyulph Stanley and Mr. Farmer [conversation] 57-8
  • Sir A[lfred] Lyall [on Lord Lansdowne - conversation] 69

H79

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp blue leather cover, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 57 - 1891, 92. 131 leaves. Pages lined. Pencil.

Entry on fol.1 suggests the book was begun on 24 Nov 1891. It is not clear when this NB ceased to be used, but it must have been after the death of Tennyson.

  • 'R' [conversation] 1
  • Ilbert [conversation] 3
  • R.B. M[orier - conversation] 4-6
  • Dr. Pope [conversation] 6v
  • Sir A[lfred] Lyall [conversation] 7
  • Prof. Marshall [conversation] 8-9
  • [someone unknown, because the top half of fol.10 has been rubbed out, about H.H. Vaughan - conversation] 10-11
  • Sir R.S. Wright [conversation] 17-19
  • R [or B].R. [conversation] 20
  • R.S. Wright [conversation] 21-2
  • H.W. A[cland - conversation] 28
  • J.W. R[ussell - conversation] 42
  • Sir W.W. Hunter [conversation] 45
  • Ilbert [conversation] 46
  • Sir W. Hunter [conversation] 47
  • [four lines of fol.52 have been rubbed out, and its lower half has been cut out]
  • Lord Wolseley [conversation] 54
  • ffolliott [conversation] 54v
  • Raper [conversation on Public School Headmasters] 54
  • Lady Shelley [conversation] 60
  • [Thoughts on J.H. Newman] 64v
  • Lady Shelley [conversation] 67
  • Dr. Garnet [conversation] 68-9
  • Sir E. Malet [conversation] 72
  • B.[recte R.]S. Wright [conversation] 73
  • Lord Camperdown [conversation] 74
  • [Lewis] Campbell [conversation] 76
  • Dr. Martineau [conversation] 77-8
  • Lord Bowen [conversation] 82
  • [J.A.] Symonds [conversation] 92v
  • Lady H[enrietta] S[tanley of Alderley - conversation] 93-93v
  • [Memories of] A[lfred] T[ennyson and members of his family] 96v-115v
  • [passages heavily crossed out on fols.96v, 99, 99v, 100, 100v, 101, 102v, 103v, 104, 105, 105v, 107v, 108v, 109v, 110v, 112, 113v, 115; passages rubbed out on fols. 100v, 101. 101v]
  • Maude Stanley [conversation] 119

H80

Small NB (180 by 115mm), limp black leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 58 - Feb 1892. 101 leaves*, many blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little blue crayon.

Inside front cover dated Feb 1892. Insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • Dr. Fairbairn [conversation] 9
  • F. Nightingale [conversation] 24
  • Lord Dalhousie's monument [list of subscribers] 49v

H81

Small NB (185 by 120mm), limp blue leather cover, with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 59 - Sep.1 1892. 128 leaves*, several blank. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 1 Sep 1892. Insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

  • Sir R.S. Wright [conversation] 1-3
  • [Memories of] Lord Sherbrooke 6-10
  • Sir R.S. Wright [conversation] 10v-11
  • Sir R.S. Wright [conversation] 14
  • Lady S[ophia] Palmer [conversation] 15
  • E[arl] of S[elbourne - conversation] 15v-16
  • Lady S[ophia] Palmer [conversation] 17
  • [Over half of fol.17v and part of fol.18 have been rubbed out]
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 27
  • F. Coleridge of the Irish Constabulary [conversation] 29
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 30-1
  • [two-thirds of fol.30 has been heavily crossed out]
  • J.D. C[oleridge - conversation] 33
  • A.L. S[mith - conversation] 34
  • [Parts of fol.34 have been heavily crossed out]
  • [Evelyn] Abbott [conversation] 35
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 36
  • [Notes for sermon (?) on the death of] R.L. N[ettleship] 37-9
  • A. Marshall [conversation] 40-8
  • [Page cut out before fol.52]
  • Gladstone [conversation] 69-70
  • Benn M.P. [conversation] 71
  • [Memories of] Lord Sherbrooke No.2 115-18
  • Lady Stanley [of Alderley - conversation] 119
  • Recollections of A.P. S[tanley] and his family 119v-123

H82

Small NB (180 by 120mm), limp black morocco leather cover (colour now blotchy), with gold lines on edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 60 - Dec.1 1892. Only leaves 1-56* used, one letter inserted. Pages lined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 'About Dec 1, 1892'.

  • [Thoughts on Frederick Temple] Bishop of London 5
  • Duchess of Bedford [conversation] 7-8
  • [Comments on] A[rthur] R[ussell?] 12-13
  • W. R[ogers? - conversation] 14
  • [Comments on] Cardinal Newman 15
  • Conversation with Bowen 18
  • R.S. W[right - conversation] 19
  • Conversation with Bowen 20
  • Prof. Marshall [and] Prof. Foxwell [conversation] 25
  • General Strachey [conversation] 26
  • [Comments on] The late Dean of Ch. Ch.[Liddell] 28-9
  • [Inserted into fol.29 is a letter from Matthew Knight to BJ, Sydney Villa, The Mall, Brading, Isle of Wight, 3 Sep 1883, ALS. Matthew Knight asks after BJ's health, and tells him of the work he has done on Thucydides and Plato, and his own health]
  • H.G. L[iddell] and B[artholemew] P[rice - conversation] 31
  • [The top part of fol.31 has been cut out]
  • Dr. Fairbairn [conversation] 32-3
  • Lord Coleridge [on E.W. Benson - conversation] 35
  • [F.T.] Palgrave [conversation] 41
  • Interview with Charity Commissioners [on St. Pauls School] 44-6
  • [George] Goschen [conversation] 47
  • [Lord] Coleridge [conversation] 48-9
  • Insufficient entries are dated to tell when the NB ceased to be used.

H83

Small NB (175 by 115mm), limp red morocco leather cover, with gold lines round edge and spine, labelled [in Evelyn Abbott's hand] 61 - 1893?. Only fols.1-11* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil.

  • The Marquess of Salisbury and Arthur Balfour [conversation] 1
  • Lady Shelley [conversation] 2-11

H84

Copy of T.J.& J. Smith's One Day Diary for 1893, a small NB (135 by 90mm), limp red morocco leather cover, with gold lines on edge, and 1893 stamped in gold on spine, labelled 62. The diary has one page for each day of the year, and entries are written in ink and pencil.

  • This NB was BJ's engagement diary for 1893. Entries consist of names of people to meet or places to visit. Most are written in BJ's hand, but a significant number of entries were written by Martha Knight. Appointments are made up to Oct 19. Names are not indexed.

H85-91 - General note

During work on A & C, several attempts were made to order BJ's notebooks. Thus a series of very small books (now split between I C and I D) was numbered from 1 to 30, and the commonplace books in I H were numbered 1-62. Both series had on their front covers labels with their number and their date. At some earlier stage, an attempt had been made to number some books alphabetically; 15 were numbered A-O (the letters being labelled on their spines, some in lower case, others in capitals). H85 was intended as a guide to them, and it listed their contents in detail. This series is now split up between groups I D and I H: E, F and G are now I D29-31, and a, D, H, I, K and l now H86-H91. In addition, however, some books have been assmimilated into the other series. Thus B, C, and n became nos. 29, 28, and 30 of the very small books (= I D27, D26 and D28), and M and O nos. 16 and 38 of the commonplace books (= H37 and H59). No book 'numbered' J has been found; the catalogue H85 says it contained notes for sermons, but this is not enough to identify it from the extant books in the Papers.

The alphabetical series seems to have little if any system to it; it is not chronological, and like is not always placed with like. It is therefore possible that this series was an initial attempt to sort out the books, found to be unsatisfactory, and discarded in favour of the numbered system, and that the books left over could not be assimilated into the other series. Because the transferred books fit their new places better, they are kept there; the rest are listed as groups here and in I D.

H85

Medium-sized NB (200 by 165mm), limp green marbled paper cover with green cloth spine, top right corner cut out of front cover, to show haeding on first page Contents of Notebooks A to O. Only fols.1-3 and the inside back cover used. Pages lined. Ink. The NB is written in an unknown hand.

This NB was used by Abbott and Campbell in the preparation of A & C, and is dated 1894 on the inside back cover.

  • [list of contents of the notebooks labelled A to O - see general note above for more details] 1-3
  • [the inside back cover is written with the NB inverted]
  • Box sent to L. Campbell May 21 st 1894 [list of papers sent to Campbell for use in Vol I of A & C] inside back cover

H86

Small NB (180 by 115mm), hard brown cloth cover, labelled a on spine. 163 pages*, a few blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with a little ink.

Entries on pp1, 132 and 155 date the NB to 1841-2.

  • Subscription - May 20th 1841 [notes] 1-8
  • On the respect due to our Mother Church [notes] 12-14
  • On the relation of tradition to Scripture [notes] 16-18
  • Τόπoι for thought on history [notes] 20
  • _Ηδovή of the Ethics [notes] 22-4
  • On internal and external evidence [notes] 26-36
  • On the Ballot [notes] 37-8
  • Subjects of thought for next term [title only] 39
  • Agriculture [notes] 43
  • Manufacture [title only] 44
  • Νόυς of the Ethics 45-6
  • [Part of fol.46 is torn away at the lower right corner]
  • [At least two pages have been cut out before p48, and p48 itself has become loose]
  • Of true notion of Politics and Political Economy [notes] 48-56
  • Weiss and Strauss' theory of Xtianity [notes] 58-60
  • Political Economy II [notes, with a series of questions on Aristotle's Ethics interpolated in pp.68-84] 62-90
  • Parallel between Romanism and Evangelicalism [notes] 91
  • Romanism and Rationalisation [notes] 92
  • Points which would throw light on the Patristic system [notes] 93-4
  • E.G. Moral and Social condition of a people [jotting only] 95
  • On the way to write an essay [jotting only] 96
  • On the power of the keys [notes] 97-8
  • On absolution [notes] 99
  • Moderate Church theory and the objections which may be urged against it [jotting only] 100
  • Prayers for the Dead [notes] 103
  • Transubstantiation [notes] 104-5
  • Books for Library [list of titles] 106
  • State of the poor - Schwalloch [jotting only] 112
  • Treves [notes on its architecture] 115-120
  • Church at Mayence [notes] 120
  • The Moselle - Coblenz the Rhine & Mayence [notes] 121
  • Coblenz [notes] 122
  • Subjects for Essays [titles for essays on philosophy, theology and language exercises] 123-31
  • Books to be purchased at Heidelberg [list of titles] 125
  • Scholarship 1842 [list of essay titles (for the exams?) on Classical languages] 132
  • Roman Catholicism at Treves [notes] 133-4
  • Ghent [notes of BJ's visit] 135-6
  • Romish Ch. in Belgium [notes] 136-8
  • Memorabilia of Antwerp [notes on the places BJ saw at Antwerp] 139-46
  • [notes on other places in Holland and Belgium visited by BJ] 147-54
  • General (thoughts?) on Ethics Oct r 29. 1841 [notes] 155
  • [Memorandum of things to do in preparation for journey to Belgium, written with the NB inverted] 164.

H87

Small NB (120 by 75mm), red leather cover (leather frayed at edges), labelled (on spine) D. 138 pages*, some pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil. images online

Undated, but BJ's hand suggests the 1880s-1890s.

  • [notes on books to read] 1
  • Impersonality [jotting only] 1
  • Essay on Philology [jotting only] 2
  • [notes on Thucydides] 3-5
  • Niebuhr Bently [sic] Wolfe [jotting only] 6 [NB: BJ always seems to spell Bentley's name in this way]
  • [notes on Bentley, apparently based on a life of him which BJ was reading] 7-28
  • Faults of Modern Philology [notes] 30-43
  • [notes on the study of philology] 44-50
  • Bently again [notes] 51-70
  • The best classics [list of authors] 71
  • Philology and Education [notes] 72-78
  • [note on judging critics of the past] 87-8
  • Heads of error in scholarship [notes] 89-90
  • The future course of Greek philology [notes] 91-101
  • Niebuhr [jotting only] 131
  • [title only, concerning Christ, Erasmus and Scaliger] 137-8

H88

Small NB (160 by 100mm), limp purple morocco leather cover (colour slightly faded), with gold lines on edge and on spine, labelled (on spine) H. 1851. Only pp.1-77* used, with several pages blank. Pages unlined. Pencil.

Inside front cover dated 15 Apr 1851.

  • English and French Churches [notes] 1-2
  • _ _vω & _ κάτω _δoς [notes] 3-4
  • Apr 16 Final Causes in Theology and Morals [notes] 5-8
  • Ap.17 Protection [notes] 9-10
  • Accounts [for BJ at Balliol] 11-12
  • April 18 - Ewald [notes on] 13-16
  • April 18 [notes on partnership] 17-19
  • April 18 [notes of a] con[versation] with T[emple?] 21-2
  • April 18 System in Philosophy and History [jotting only] 23
  • April 19 [notes on Chrisitianity] 25-8
  • April 20 The Church - Antichrist [notes] 29-31
  • [April] 24 th Poste's Logic [notes] 35-6
  • Questions on Ethics for the Schools [essay questions on philosophy] 65-8
  • Questions on History [essay questions on the same] 69-70
  • Logic Questions [essay questions] 73-6
  • Aug 8 th [1851? - title only] 77

H89

Small NB (155 by 100mm), black leather cloth cover, originally labelled I (on spine), but most of it is now torn away and preserved in the inside from cover. 186 pages (pp1-166 already numbered), some pages blank. Pages lined. Pencil, with some ink.

Undated, but the reference to a second edition of Plato's Republic on p101 implies mid 1870s.

  • [notes and comments on a book by] Herber Spencer 1-62
  • More notes for introduction to Republic 63-4
  • Remarks on Mill's Utilitarianism 65-75
  • [notes on a book by] Austin p30-119 76-9
  • Utility suggested by J.H.B. and Bentham [jotting only] 80
  • University College Bristol [list of things to do for it] 88
  • Some thoughts about Hegel [jotting only] 93
  • Hegel on Plato [jotting only] 97
  • Books for Plato [titles only] 98
  • Republic Editio Secunda [jotting only] 101
  • Schleiermacher [title only] 102
  • [notes on the Republic] 103-113 & 117-35
  • Suggested by reading Mill on Utility [notes] 139-41
  • B Modernism [title only] 145
  • Utopias [jotting only] 149
  • The idea of God [jotting only] 150
  • Grote 9. Defects of Republic etc [notes on Grote on Plato] 151-59
  • F. N[ightingale - conversation] 160
  • Republic - Stallburn [notes on a work on the Republic] 162-4
  • [A long list of names, not indexed, many with sums of money by them; perhaps a list of subscribers to a project for Balliol, e.g. the new Hall?] 169-84
  • [list of figures concerning college finances, perhas connected with the preceding] 185
  • [list of books] 186

H90

Small NB (155 by 100mm), limp dark green leather cloth cover, labelled (on spine) K. Only pp.1-102* and inside back cover used. Pages lined. Pencil.

Since both Dr. Lushington and Lord Lytton died in 1873 (for the latter, see II A6/7), the NB was probably used at this time.

  • The Gospel of ths Day [fragmentary jottings] 1
  • [Notes on] Lord Lytton 2-3
  • [Notes on] Dr. Lushington [it seems that notes on both Lytton and Lushington have got muddled up, and it is not easy to tell them apart; it seems that much of this is a group of notes for funeral sermons for Lushington and Lytton] 4-30
  • [Notes for a sermon on] Effect of the thought of death 31-41
  • [Notes for lectures[?] on philosophy] 42-53
  • [Notes for a sermon on] Remember the Lord Jesus how he said it is more blessed to give than to receive 55-68
  • Notes for Sermons [a series of isolated paragraphs on different topics suitable for sermons] 70-72
  • [notes for a sermon on] Christ's Character 73-102
  • [pp 92 and 99-100 are written across, not down, the page]
  • [Address and time (?)for a meeting] inside back

H91

Medium-sized NB (190 by 160mm), hard green marbled paper cover, with red leather spine and corners (now slightly frayed), titled [in Matthew Knight's hand] Conversations and labelled [in an unknown hand] 1872 l. (neither by BJ). Only pp1-25* used, with some inserted leaves. Pages unlined. Pencil, with some ink. Presumably written in 1872.

pp16-25 are in Matthew Knight's hand.

  • Irish Church Amendments [title only] inside cover
  • [loose leaf inserted here, in Matthew Knight's hand [?], which seems to be a list of contents for a series of notebooks; it is unclear which]
  • [J.G.] Cordery [conversation] 1-2
  • [C.] Bowen [conversation] 3-4
  • Burton[? - conversation] 5
  • Westlake [conversation] 6
  • [A.V.] Dicey [conversation] 7
  • Dr. L. [conversation] 7
  • R.L[owe - conversation] 8-11
  • J[ames] K[ay] S[huttleworth - conversation] 12
  • Sir W. T[homas(?) - conversation] 13-14
  • S r J[ames] K[ay] S[huttleworth - conversation] 15
  • Mazzini [conversation] 16-21
  • [F. de] Paravicini about Eton [conversation] 22
  • Mr. Capes [conversation] 24-5
  • [2 loose leaves 25A-B inserted after 25: notes of a conversation with Lord Overstone]

H92-H96: Speeches and lectures by BJ

A note on H92-4

These items consist of speeches and lectures. H92-4 are three series which BJ gave at Edinburgh in 1866-71. All are fully written out in BJ's hand on loose leaves. The leaves of each lecture in H92 and H94 have been sewn together. The texts of H92/1-2 and H94/1-2 were reprinted in P.L. Gell's Essays on Men and Manners, a collection of BJ's essays (where he wrote that he could not find a copy of H92/3).

H92

Three lectures on Socrates (originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn Socrates I, II, III)

Gell, in the Essays, thought that the first and third lectures were given in 1866, and gives no date for the second; however, BJ's hand suggests it was contemporary with the others. All are written in ink.

  • [1] The Life and Character of Socrates [lecture - 12 leaves]
  • [2] The Trial and Death of Socrates [lecture - 13 leaves]
  • [3] On the Philosophy of Socrates [lecture - 14 leaves]

H93

Two lectures (originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn Edinburgh Lectures - 2nd Series).

These lectures were probably delivered in 1869 (see A & C Vol. I pp.399-400), which BJ's hand would support. All are written in ink.

  • No. 1 - On Education [13 leaves]
  • No. 2 - On the Education of After Life [12 leaves]

H94

2 lectures on Samuel Johnson (originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn Boswell's Johnson Lectures)

Gell claims that these lectures were given in 1871, which BJ's hand would support. The front of each lecture has the title in Matthew Knight's hand. All are written in ink.

  • [1] Boswell's Life of Johnson [14 leaves]
  • [2] Life and works of Johnson [18 leaves]

H95

Page proofs for pp.1-135 and 146-78 of Gell's collection Essays on Men and Manners (see H92-4 General Note; originally pp.1-135 were in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn On the Life and Character of Socrates and pp.146-78 in one inscribed by him Friends and Contemporaries from Essays on Men and Manners). The proof for pp.1-135 are date-stamped by the Oxford University Press for Oct-Nov 1894, and pp.146-78 for 31 Dec 1895 [another copy of proofs of pp.1-66 is at II K9].

H96

Three printed pamphlets, all related to ceremonies for the Indian Institute in 1883 and 1884 (originally in an envelope inscribed by E.V. Quinn The Indian Institute). Unknown hands have written where speeches by BJ are to be found in them.

  • [1] Printed Pamphlet titled The Form and Order of laying the Memorial Stone of the Indian Institute in the University of Oxford 2 May 1883 8pp.
  • [2] Pages 13-43 from a unnamed printed account of the inauguration of the Indian Institute (14 Oct 1884).
  • [3] Printed accounts of the laying of the Memorial Stone for the Indian Institute, 2 May 1883, taken from the Times, the Daily News and the Oxford Chronicle.

- Robin Darwall-Smith, 1993


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