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Hume, David, philosopher, 1711-1776


Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of "Life and Correspondence of David Hume" (1846) of John Hill Burton.

Identifier: Acc.11927
Scope and Contents

Includes an letter of David Hume, 1773, and interleaves bearing transcripts of 16 letters of Hume to his brother John and John`s son Joseph (`Josey`), transcribed by John Turnbull, WS, circa 1872.

Dates: circa 1773-1872.

Eighteenth century transcripts of 34 letters of David Hume to Marie-Charlotte Hippolyte de Sanjou, Comtesse de Boufflers.

Identifier: Acc.10791
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Includes transcripts of 11 letters of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to the Comtesse de Boufflers. The transcripts made with publication of an edition in view.

Dates: 1761-1776.

Letter of David Hume.

Identifier: Acc.11633
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Concerns Hume`s "expectations" and his possible return to Scotland.

Dates: 1767.

Letter of David Hume to Abbé Jean-Bernard le Blanc.

Identifier: Acc.7886
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Concerning a possible French translation of his "History of Great Britain".

Dates: 1754.

Letter of David Hume to Reverend Robert Traill.

Identifier: Acc.13962
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concerns Traill's recent published sermon attacking Hume for his observations on the Scottish clergy.

Dates: 1755.

Letters of David Hume., 1761-1767.

Identifier: MS.23638, folios 87-93
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Letters to William Petty and unnamed correspondent.

Dates: 1761-1767.

Letters of David Hume to William Petty., 1761-1767.

Identifier: MS.23638, folios 87-91
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Letter of David Hume to William Petty, 1761, concerns Hume`s earlier than planned return to Scotland.

Letter of David Hume to William Petty, 1767, concerns information on a mutual friend.

Letter of David Hume to William Petty, 1767, concerns Hume efforts to have Petty intervene on matters involving Hume`s friends.

Letter of 1761 is published in `The Letters of David Hume`.

Dates: 1761-1767.

Literary papers and correspondence of Henry Mackenzie.

Identifier: Acc.10686
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Includes manuscript of, notes for and letters, circa 1810, 1812-1821, concerning Mackenzie`s "Life of Home". With manuscript page, undated, of "Douglas" by John Home and a diary, circa 1803, of Home`s journey to Bath with David Hume in 1776.

Dates: circa 1803-1821.

Photocopies of 13 letters, 1776, of David Hume to his brother, John Home of Ninewells.

Identifier: Acc.7509
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letter, 1771, of Hume to his nephew, Joseph Hume of Horndean

letter, 1766, of Hume to John Craufurd of Auchenaines.

Dates: 1766-1776.

Photocopy of letter of David Hume to Hamilton and Balfour.

Identifier: Acc.11463
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Concerns a second edition of volume one of Hume`s "History".

Dates: ? 1754.

"Section 7. Fourth Objection", a fragment of a philosophical manuscript of David Hume.

Identifier: Acc.10805
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Part of a previously unknown early work analysing the problem of evil, possibly a portion of a sequel to the "Treatise of Human Nature", and also anticipating arguments advanced in the "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion".

Dates: circa 1739-1740.

"The David Hume Archive".

Identifier: Acc.9254
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Material sent in to National Library of Scotland in response to Prof D F Norton`s appeal for location of Hume material.

Dates: circa 1986.

Three letters of David Hume to William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne.

Identifier: Acc.11139
Scope and Contents

Concern Hume`s return to the life of a philosopher in Scotland, and appeals on behalf of Tobias Smollett and Dr Giraldi.

Dates: 1761-1767.

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