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Letters from Jeremy Taylor to John Evelyn

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8540

Scope and Contents

An original letter, 15 November 1656, 1 page, concerning Evelyn's translation of Lucretius, and two facsimiles of a letter of 29 August 1657, 1 page, expressing Taylor's religious beliefs and discussing the question of the immortality of the soul and the origin of God. There are also 3 extracts from Bernard Quaritch's catalogue, describing the second letter.


  • Creation: 1656-1657


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1 collection (1 portfolio paper, along with 5 loose sheets, paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds a letter from Richard Bentley to John Evelyn, MS.Add.5952 and John Evelyn: 'Rules and observations in the propagation and planting of trees,' MS Add.8529.


No. 3969 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 399.
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