Papers of Abraham Tucker

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 261-4
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Fair copy by Abraham Tucker of his 'Pursuit of the light of nature', continued from vol. ii, ch. xxv by an amanuensis, with a title page in a third hand, as printed in vols. iv-vii of Edward Search [pseudonym of Abraham Tucker], The light of nature pursued (7 vols., London, 1768-77).

Administrative / Biographical History

Abraham Tucker (1705-1774) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1939.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43696-9.


See Scope and Content.