SELECTED LETTERS OF THE CLARKE FAMILY

Below are links to letters selected by Bridget CLARKE from her Life and Correspondence of Edward Clarke 1650 - 1710. Click any date to select a letter. Each letter is also linked sequentially to that preceeding and following in the list below.

DATECORRESPONDENTSSUBJECT
24 Feb 1670 Edward Clarke jnr to Edward Clarke snr To London
3 Mar 1670 Edward Clarke jnr to Edward Clarke snr Cloak and sword
11 May 1671 Edward Clarke jnr to Edward Clarke snr Theft of Crown Jewels
Jan 1672 Edward Clarke jnr to Edward Clarke snr Smallpox
20 Aug 1675 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Absence
20 Jan 1677 John Buckland to Edward Clarke The great frost
16 Jan 1685 Mary Clarke to John Locke Raising children
7 Feb 1685 John Locke to Mary Clarke Philosophical turnips.
30 Apr 1687 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Chatter
24 May 1690 Mary Clarke to John Spreat Travel to London
11 Oct 1690 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Earthquake
19 Jan 1692 Mary Clarke to Ursula Venner Her children and...
23 Apr 1692 Mary Clarke to Ursula Venner .. how “raggd” they are
22 July 1693 Edward Clarke to John Locke Book of Education
15 Sept 1694 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Health and servants.
27 Dec 1694 Edward Clarke to Mary Clarke The Queen no more
29 Dec 1694 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Sleasy dioper
9 Jan 1695 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Troubled mind
26 Jan 1695 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Too much wigg
7 Feb 1695 Edward Clarke to Mary Clarke Cheerful service and lusty children
11 Sep 1695 Mrs Burgess to Edward Clarke Miscarriage
Sep 1695 Mrs Burgess to Edward Clarke Recovery
9 Nov 1695 John Locke to Mary Clarke Medicinal drink
9 Nov 1695 Edward Clarke to Mary Clarke Concern
17 Jun 1696 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Rickets - but no chocolate!
6 Sep 1696 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke The Great Bull of Orange
28 Nov 1696 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Racketting and thundering
9 Aug 1698 ‘Betty’ Clarke to John Spreat Kensington Palace
9 Feb 1699 Edward Clarke to M Laroque St Paul to the Ephesians iv.26
28 Feb 1699 Edward Clarke to John Spreat Burn this letter!
10 Feb 1700 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Forst me to make such a groning
13 Apr 1700 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Wedding anniversary
12 Jan 1702 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke Half a ginney a peece
12 Jan 1702 Samuel Clarke to Edward Clarke I humbly thanke you
12 Jan 1702 Jepp Clarke to Edward Clarke Humblest thankes
19 Dec 1702 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke A proposal...
6 May 1704 Mary Clarke to Edward Clarke ...and joynture
16 Sept 1704 Edward Clarke to ‘Jack’ Clarke Lost in the post
16 Sept 1704 Mary Clarke to ‘Jack’ Clarke Family news
20 Mar 1705 Edward Clarke to ‘Jack’ Clarke A father's approbation
22 June 1705 Paul d'Aranda to Edward Clarke A son's death
22 Nov 1705 Edward Clarke to Mary Clarke Concerned for her health
25 Dec 1705 ‘Betty’ Clarke to Edward Clarke Concerned for his health

There is a slight discrepancy between the PDF and above HTML versions. I have, with the author's approval, taken a liberty with the dates. At the time the letters were written the convention was that the year did not change till March 25th. Thus, for example, the day after 31 December 1668 was not 1st January 1669 but 1st January 1668. 1668 did not become 1669 in 1668 until March 25th! In the above HTML version - but NOT the PDF version - the dates have been chaged to conform with modern practice.

Once again I would like to express my thanks and indebtedness to Bridget Clarke for allowing us to use her work.