Inventory of Manuscripts
a.) Bound volume:
b.) Letters of David Hume
c.) David Hume (nephew), letter to Viscount Melville,
George Street, 27 May 1809. 4 pp.
d.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, letter to M. Lenieps,
Monsmorencie, 24 April . 2 pp. P. 2 blank except for address, seal
and docket. Leigh #1749
e.) Photographs of manuscripts held by the Royal
f.) Typed copies from the manuscripts of Sir
Cheque, Edinburgh, 3 November 1777, to the order of
Sir William Forbes for £574 drawn on Thomas Coutts, London, signed
David Hume. With a covering letter from J. Hume (grand nephew) to James
Maidment. Tipped in to a copy of The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written
By Himself. London, 1777. The volume also contains contemporary newspaper
clippings relating to Hume including the announcement of his death pasted
"Jean Jacques Rousseau, Citoyen de Geneve, a Christophe
de Beaumont, archevêque de Paris
a amsterdam chés m.
m. Rey. 1763." 202pp.
Contemporary transcript dated September 1763 of the edition of Rousseau's letter published by Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam, 1763.
Bookplate of André Philippe, Archiviste-Paléographe.
Geig, J.Y.T. Calendar of Hume MSS. in the possession of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Printed by Neill and co., 1932.
Greig, J.Y.T. The letters of David Hume. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932.
Klibansky, Raymond and Ernest C. Mossner. New letters of David Hume. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954.
Leigh, R.A. Correspondance complète de Jean Jacques Rousseau: édition critique . Genève: Institut et musée Voltaire, 1965 - .