David Hume manuscripts, 1740-1775


Date: 1740-1775 | Size: 4 microfilm_reel(s)


These manuscripts include correspondence to and from Hume, miscellaneous letters neither by or to Hume, cancelled checks, verses, notes, and papers not in Hume's handwriting.

Background note

David Hume was a historian and philosopher.

Collection Information

Physical description

4 microfilm reels.


Purchased from Royal Society of Edinburgh ($50.00) and accessioned, 1960 (1960 311mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Royal Society of Edinburgh.

General note

There is a calendar to these manuscripts on the first microfilm reel.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection


  • Philosophers -- Europe.
  • Religion and science.
  • Science -- Early works to 1800.