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Kent Family papers, 1785-1901

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Series V. Lecture Notes and Reading Notes, 1783-1860 and undated

This series is comprised of notes and transcriptions of various authors, philosophers, and scholars taken predominantly by James Kent and William Kent. It is divided into 5 sub-series that vary in arrangement (organized alphabetically by author or topic). There are 78 folders in this series.


Sub-Series V.1: Notes on the works of published single authors



Box 5 Folder 1 Blackstone, W., & Stewart, J. (1839). The rights of persons: According to the text of Blackstone : incorporating the alterations down to the present time. London: E. Spettigue., in the hand of William Kent,, 1846


Box 5 Folder 2 Belknap, J. (1791). The History of New Hampshire... by Jeremy Belknap. Boston: the author.


Box 5 Folder 3 Bynkershoek, C. . (1674). Probabilium juris civilis liber 1. Lugd[uni] Batavorum: Drucker:] Lopez., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 4 Catteau-Calleville, J. -P. (1790). A general view of Sweden: Containing, besides a geographical description of the country, an account of its constitution, religion, .... Together with the manners and customs of its inhabitants, ... Translated from the French of Mr. Catteau. London: printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 5 Notes from "Cicero volume 2", in the hand of James Kent, 1795


Box 5 Folder 6 Notes on Cicero's De Natura Deorum, in the hand of James Kent, 1801


Box 5 Folder 7 Chesterfield, P. D. S., Stanhope, P., & Readex. (1775). Letters written by the late Right Honourable Phillip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; late envoy extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various subjects. : Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession. : In four volumes. : Vol. I[-IV]. New York: London, printed: New-York, re-printed by J. Rivington and H. Gaine., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 8 Colquhoun, P. (1796). A treatise on the police of the metropolis: Containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors by which public and private property and security are, at present, injured and endangered: and suggesting remedies for their prevention. The third edition, revised and enlarged., By a magistrate. London: printed by H. Fry, for C. Dilly., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 Coke, E. (1642). The second part of the Institutes of the lawes of England: Containing the exposition of many ancient, and other statutes : whereof you may see the particulars in a table following. London: Printed by M. Flesher, and R. Young, for E.D., R.M., W.L., and D.P., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 10 Dalrymple, J. (1758). An essay towards a general history of feudal property in Great Britain: Under the following heads, I. History of the introduction of the feudal system into Great-Britain : II. History of tenures : III. History of the alienation of land property : IV. History of entails : V. History of the laws of succession or descent : VI. History of the forms of conveyance : VII. History of jurisdictions, and the forms of procedure in courts : III. History of the constitution of Parliament. London: Printed for A. Millar., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 11 Darwin, E. (1789). The botanic garden: A poem, in two parts : with philosophical notes. London: printed for J. Johnson., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 12 Eggestein, H (1472) Libri feudorum. Strassburg, in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 13 Fleury, C., In Beaver, J., & Argou, G. (1724). The history of the origine of the French laws: Translated from the French. London: Printed for D. Browne and Clay, in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 14 Frederick, . (1787). The art of war: A poem in six books. Tr. from the French of the King of Prussia. London: s.n.., from the Critical Review in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 15 Notes on the characters of Herodotus from Gillies, J. (1790). The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies, and Conquests, from the earliest accounts till the division of the Macedonian empire in the East: Including the history of literature, philosophy, and the fine arts. Basil., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 16 Godwin, W. (1793). Enquiry concerning political justice and its influence on morals and happiness: 1. London: Robinson., in the hand of James Kent,, 1796


Box 5 Folder 17 Polybius, ., & Hampton, James (1772). The general history of Polybius: In five books. London: Printed by H.S. Woodfall for J. Dodsley., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 18 "Notes on Washington Irving's works from an English Review," unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 19 Lambardus, . (1568). Archaionomia., in the hand of James Kent, undated


Box 5 Folder 20 Le, C. G. L., & Smellie, W. (1785). Natural history, general and particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. Illustrated with above 300 copper-plates, and occasional notes and observations, by William Smellie. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 21 Notes "On Philosophy and Logic extracted from a jumble of matter heaped together at college" includes notes on mineral and natural philosophy from John Locke (1632 – 28 October 1704)., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 22 Notes on the works of Machiavelli, unknown transcriber, undated


Box 5 Folder 23 Mathias, T. J. (1798). The pursuits of literature: A satirical poem in four dialogues : with notes. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 24 Necker, J. (1791). Historical review of the administration of Mr. Necker: Written by himselTranslated from the French. London: printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 25 Paley, W. (1796). Horæ Paulinæ: Or, the truth of the scripture history of St. Paul evinced. .... By William Paley. London: printed for R. Faulder., written in the hand of William Kent,, 1847


Box 5 Folder 26 Pennant, T. (1792). Introduction to the Arctic zoology. London: Printed for Robert Faulder., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 27 Priestley, J. (1788). Lectures on history and general policy; to which is prefixed an essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life, unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 28 Notes on Institutio Oratoria by Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (ca. 35 – ca. 100), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 29 Notes from the works of Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713 –1796), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 30 Reeves, J. (1863). Reeves' History of the english law from the time of the Romans to the end of the reign of Elizabeth. London: Reeves and Turner, unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 31 Transcription of David Rittenhouse "An Oration on Astronomy (1783), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 32 Roscoe, W. (1822). Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of Lorenzo de' Medici, called the Magnificent: Illustrations. London: Printed for T. Cadell, ... and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 33 Russell, W. (1802). The history of modern Europe: With an account of the decline and fall of the Roman empire: and a view of the progress of society, from the rise of the modern kingdoms to the peace of Paris, in 1763. Philadelphia: Printed for William Young Birch and Abraham Small


Box 5 And notes from the writings of James Beattie (1735-1803)., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 34 Salmon, J. (1798). A description of the works of art of ancient and modern Rome: Particularly in architecture, sculpture & painting. To which is added, a tour through the cities and towns in the environs of that metropolis. .... By J. Salmon. London: printed for the author, by J. Sammells, unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 35 Savary, ., Le, M., Williams, J., G. G. J. and J. Robinson (Paternoster-Row, London, England),, New York Society Library., New York Society Library., & New York Society Library. (1788). Letters on Greece: Being a sequel to Letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago; with comparative remarks on their Ancient and present State, and observations on the Government, Character, and Manners, of the Turks, and Modern Greeks. London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 36 Savigny, M. C. D. (1855). Traite De Droit Romain. Paris: Firmin Didit Freres., in the hand of William Kent,, 1847


Box 5 Folder 37 Translations of sections of Savigny, Traite De Droit Romain in the hand of William Kent,, 1847


Box 5 Folder 38 Notes from the works of Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 39 Notes on Emperor Antoninus taken from the works of John Selden (1584-1654), in the hand of William Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 40 Sherlock, M., & Duncombe, J. (1780). Letters from an English traveller [Martin Sherlock, esq.]. London: Printed for J. Nichols; T. Cadell; H. Payne; and N. Conant., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 41 Miscellaneous notes on the works of Thomas Spence (1750 –1814), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 42 Notes from Thomas Spence on the construction of contracts, William Kent,, 1846


Box 5 Folder 43 . Stewart, J. (1796). An inquiry into the principles of political economy being an essai on the science of domestic policy in free nations. Basil., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 44 Temple, W. (1673). Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands. London: Printed by A. Maxwell for Sa. Gellibrand., in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 45 Notes on the works of Sir William Temple (1628-1699), in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 46 Thomas, A.L., & Aguesseau, H.(1826). [Éloge de H. d'Aguesseau.] The Eulogy of D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France, with historical illustrations. Translated from the French, etc. Cheltenham, in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 47 Notes on the essays of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753 –1814), in the hand of James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 48 Voltaire, . (1728). La Henriade. [Ten cantos.]. London, in unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 49 Voltaire, . (1759). An essay on universal history, the manners, and spirit of nations: From the reign of Charlemaign to the age of Lewis XIV. London: Printed for J. Nourse. unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 50 Watteville, A. L. (1754). Histoire de la Confédération helvétique, par M. Alexandre Louis de Watteville. Se vend à Berne: chez Gottschall et c., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 51 Whitaker, J. (1771). The history of Manchester: In four books. By John Whitaker. London: Sold by Mess. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, White and Lowndes, Payne, Cadell, Davis, Baker and Leigh, and Brotherton and Sewell; by Parker at Oxford, and Merrils at Cambridge; and by Newton, Clarke, and Harrop at Manchester., unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 52 Notes on the doctrine of feuds presumably from. An introduction to the law of tenures: By Martin Wright(1750 ), unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 53 Young, A. (1893). A Tour in Ireland, 1776-1779 by Arthur Young. London-Paris-Melbourne: Cassell., unknown transcriber, undated, 1776-1779, undated


Sub-Series V.2: Notes on the Works of Published Multiple Authors


Box 5 Folder 54 Notes on historical tracts, reading the classics and various philosophers from various unidentified authors and Basil Kenneth's "The Antiquities of Rome" (1767), James Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 55 Notes on the Roman Constitution taken chiefly from René-Aubert Vertot (1655-1735) and Livy. unknown transcriber,, undated


Box 5 Folder 56 Notes on Voltaire's History of the War of 1741 (1756), Newton, and Adam Ferguson's "An Essay on the Hisory of Civil Society" (1767), unknown transcriber, undated, 1741, undated


Box 5 Folder 57 Notes on Chemistry and Mineralogy taken from an encyclopedia, unknown transcriber,, undated


Sub-Series V.3: Notes by Subject


Box 5 Folder 58 Notes on the Berlin and Milan Degrees, William Kent, 1846


Box 5 Folder 59 Notes on Aaron Burr, William Kent, 1855


Box 5 Folder 60 Notes on Chivalry, William Kent, 1847


Box 5 Folder 61 Notes on Domicil, William Kent, 1847


Box 5 Folder 62 Notes on Easement, William Kent, 1852


Box 5 Folder 63 Notes on the East India Company, James Kent, undated


Box 5 Folder 64 Notes on the Geography of Hindoostan, James Kent, 1798


Box 5 Folder 65 Notes on Interpretation taken from Elementary principles of interpretation (Ernesti, 1842), William Kent,, 1847


Box 5 Folder 66 Notes on Interpretation taken from Introduction to sacred philosophy and interpretation (Planck, 1834), William Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 67 Notes on Interpretation taken from Institutes of natural law (Rutherforth, 1832), William Kent,, undated


Box 5 Folder 68 Notes on Interpretation," William Kent, 1847


Box 5 Folder 69 "Notes on the Doctrine of Interpretation," William Kent, undated


Box 5 Folder 70 Notes on the Law of Nations, William Kent, 1847


Box 5 Folder 71 Notes on Off-Shore Land, William Kent, 1845


Box 5 Folder 72 "A Conversation on Religion," James Kent in the hand of Helen Kent (Mrs.William Kent),, 1845


Box 5 Folder 73 Notes on Salvage, William Kent, 1846


Box 5 Folder 74 Notes on Wills, William Kent, 1847


Sub-Series V.4: Public Addresses


Box 5 Folder 75 Address to the Scotch Presbyterian Church, John Mitchell Mason, with notes by James Kent,, 1810


Box 5 Folder 76 Address for the New England Anniversary Dinner, James Kent, 1834


Sub-Series V.5: Poems in Manuscript


Box 5 Folder 77 Lines from Wordsworth, in the hand of Anna Brownell Jameson, undated


Box 5 Folder 78 "Beacon Side" and "Count Not the Hours" by unknown author, undated