John T. Shawcross
JTSHAW74 at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 25 13:10:02 EDT 2007
I've been away and I now see that a question on "Areopagitica" and
responses have appeared. This, therefore, may be mere repetition.
There are various references or adaptations during the seventeenth
century, but I think you're interesting in more "contemporary"
material and so I list only those that I know of up to 1652 (plus one
Hezekiah Woodward, "Inquiries, Into the Causes of Our
Miseries" (1644); Thomason has 8 January 1645, which would probably
be the date of purchase. Much influence throughout.
Hartlib Papers at Sheffield University, MS 59/9, letter in German
dated 15/25 April 1647. Allusion.
John Hall, "An Humble Motion to the Parliament of England" (1649).
Allusion, pp. 28-29.
"A Perfect Diurnall of Some Passages in Parliament," No. 304 (21-28
May 1649). In Gilbert Mabbott's deposition on licensing (in
justification of himself).
"Ephemerides for 1650," Samuel Hartlib's "diary" at Sheffield
University, catalogued: 28/1/61b.
Letter from Christopher Arnold to Georg Richter, 26 July / 5 August
1651. Leo Miller suggests that the date should be 27 September / 7
October 1751. Printed in "Georgii Richteri J. C. Ejusque
Familiarium" (Normibergæ, 1662).
The Hague. Algemeen Rijksarchief. MS Aizema 86. No. 46, "Dagboek." On
the Racovian Catechism and Milton's defense through citation of
"Areopagitica." Dated 16 January 1652.
[Probably to be noted is: John Locke's book list, dated 1667?, Public
Record Office MS 30/24, f. 43. There are later references in Locke
I hope these help.
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