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Collection Level Description: Papers of Abraham Tucker

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 261-4
Title: Papers of Abraham Tucker
Dates of Creation: 18th cent.
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Abraham Tucker (1705-74) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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 Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1939.

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Further Information

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.

Publication Note

See Scope and Content.

Access Points


Tucker | Abraham | 1705-1774 | Philosopher

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