Baxter's letter to the Earl of Orrery

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/410
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 58 Egerton f 49
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises viii.290 Treatises xxii.363(2)
  • Dates of Creation
      15 December 1673
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      Facsimiles, vol. I, ff 97-98

Scope and Content

Baxter’s letter to the Earl of Orrery. Printed in Rel. iii. 109-110. The documents inserted by Sylvester in the third part, between the printed numbers ‘§256, §257’ include Treatises xxii, 363 (2-4). These papers follow a passage in the printed Autobiography, there numbered ‘§256’ but it stands as ‘270’ (altered to ‘259’) in the original manuscript, Treatises xxii, 363 (1). Though there is no mark referring to these papers, yet they are mentioned as follows – ‘270. During this session, ye Earle of Orery desired me to draw him up in briefe ye termes and meanes… And because I have inserted before so much of such transactions, I will have annexed my Proposalls, with his Strictures and my Reply.’ (Treatises xxii, 363 (1), f 96) Treatises xxii, 363 (2-3) were copied by W. Baxter and corrected by the Author: the rest consists of the rough drafts.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black xxii.363(2); Thomas p.13; British Library, Egerton f 49 (being the original)


This is Corr 937. See also Rel 109-113.