Notebooks of Whitelocke Bulstrode [manuscript], 1707-1720.


Notebooks of Whitelocke Bulstrode [manuscript], 1707-1720.

Reflections on religious themes and copies of letters to and from himself, together with the manuscript of his Letters... to his brother-in-law Dr. Wood with his alterations. They give a picture of himself as a commissioner of excise, a staunch Whig despite his bad treatment and dismissal from office under Walpole's ministry, a country squire in Hounslow, Midd., with a house in Holborn a J.P. a chairman of the Sessions, keeping Middlesex in order, interested in the news, especially if evidence of the hand of God, convinced of his own integrity and honesty and a fervid churchman who had his private chapel and poured forth his thoughts interminably on God's providence. The earliest volume contains Phylosophiae Epicureae compendium ex Syntagmate...Gassendi collectum, 1668; a diary of a descendant of Bulstrode's near Heston [Midd.], 1828-1831; and medical records of patients in a hospital, 1670, 1671, possibly compiled by Bulstrode Whitelocke, a second cousin of Whitelocke Bulstrode, who seems to have graduated from the University of Leyden in 1668. They mention a dissection in the public theater by D. Vanhorn, possibly Johannes van Horne of Leyden, and another in the Nosocomio Publico Leydenci. The volumes were read by R.B. in 1763 and A. Ashby in 1764. There is a summary with a list of most of the correspondents in each volume.

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Whitelocke, Bulstrode, 1647- (person)

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