Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Lady Damaris Masham" by Sarah Hutton

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  • Astell, Mary, 1705, The Christian Religion as Professed by a Daughter of the Church, London: R. Wilkin. (Scholar)
  • Ballard, George, 1752, Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, who have been celebrated for their writings or skill in the learned languages, arts, and sciences, Oxford: W. Jackson, pp. 379–388. (Scholar)
  • Bayle, Pierre, 1697, “Rorarius”, in Dictionnaire Historique et Critique, Amsterdam: Reinier Leers, vol. 2, part 2, 955–967. (Scholar)
  • Bibliothèque choisie, pour servir de suite à la Bibliothèque universelle, Jean Le Clerc (ed.), Amsterdam: Henry Schelte.
  • Broad, Jacqueline (ed.), 2020, “Damaris Cudworth Masham (1659–1708)”, in Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England. Selected Correspondence, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 114–228. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190673321.003.0004 (Scholar)
  • Cudworth, Ralph, 1678, True Intellectual System of the Universe. The first part wherein all the reason and philosophy of atheism is confuted and its impossibility demonstrated, London: Richard Royston. (Scholar)
  • Le Clerc, Jean, 1705, “Eloge de feu Mr. Locke”, in his Bibliothèque choisie, 6: 342–411; for a shortened version of this, see the entry “Locke (Jean)” in the 1728 edition of Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique (nouvelle edition), started by Louis Moréri, Paris, vol. 3, s.v.; in the 1759 edition this is volume 6, pp. 351–353. (Scholar)
  • Leibniz, G.W., 1875–90, Die Philosophischen Schriften von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, 7 volumes, C. I. Gerhardt (ed.), Volumes 3, 372, Berlin. (Letters to Leibniz) (Scholar)
  • Locke, John, 1689, Epistola de tolerantia (A Letter Concerning Toleration), English version, London: Awnsham Churchill, 1689. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1693, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: A. and J. Churchill. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1976–1989, The Correspondence of John Locke, E.S. de Beer (ed.), 8 volumes, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Correspondence with Locke) (Scholar)
  • Masham, Damaris, 1696 [1705], A Discourse Concerning the Love of God, London: Awsnsham and John Churchill, 1696. French translation, Discours sur l’Amour Divin, Pierre Coste (trans.), Amsterdam: Pierre de Coup, 1705. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1705 [1747], Occasional Thoughts in Reference to a Vertuous or Christian Life, London: A. and J. Churchil, 1705. Second printing, misattributed to Locke, with title, Thoughts on a Christian Life, London, T. Waller, 1747. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, The Philosophical Works of Damaris, Lady Masham. Introduction by James G. Buickerood. Bristol: Thoemmes Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, ms, Three letters to Philip van Limborch, Amsterdam University Library, MS M31c.
  • –––, ms, Letters to Shaftesbury, London, Public Record Office, PRO 30/24/20, fols. 266–7 & 273–4.
  • –––, ms, Memoir of Locke, Amsterdam University Library, Remonstrants MSS J. 57a. Forms the basis of Jean Le Clerc’s “Eloge de feu Mr. Locke” (1705).
  • Norris, John, 1690, Cursory Reflections upon a Book Call’d Essay Concerning Human Understanding, London: S. Manship. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1690, Reflections on the Conduct of Human Life, in a letter to the excellent lady, the Lady Masham, London: S. Manship. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1691, Practical Discourses Upon Several Divine Subjects, London: Samuel Manship. (Scholar)
  • Norris, John and Mary Astell, 1695, Letters Concerning the Love of God, London: Samuel Manship and Richard Wilkin. (Scholar)


  • Acworth, Richard, 2006, “Cursory Reflections upon an Article Entitled ‘What is it with Damaris, Lady Masham?’”, Locke Studies, 6: 189–197. (Scholar)
  • Broad, Jacqueline, 2002, Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 5. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003, “Adversaries or Allies? Occasional Thoughts on the Masham-Astell Exchange”, Eighteenth Century Thought, 1: 123–49. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2006, “A Woman’s Influence? John Locke and Damaris Masham on Moral Accountability”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 67: 489–510. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019, “Damaris Masham on Women and Liberty of Conscience”, in A Feminist History of Philosophy, Eileen O’Neill and Mary Lascano (eds.), Dordrecht: Springer, 319–36. (Scholar)
  • Buickerood, James G., 2005. “What Is it With Damaris, Lady Masham? The Historiography of One Early Modern Woman Philosopherspecial-character”, Locke Studies, 5: 179–214. (Scholar)
  • Frankel, Lois, 1989, “Damaris Cudworth Masham, a Seventeenth-Century Feminist Philosopher”, Hypatia, 4: 80–90. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991, “Damaris Cudworth Masham”, in A History of Women Philosophers: Modern Women Philosophers, 1600–1900 (Volume 3), Mary Ellen Waithe (ed.), Dordrecht, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 73–85. (Scholar)
  • Goldie, Mark, 2004, John Locke and the Mashams at Oates, Churchill College: University of Cambridge. (Scholar)
  • Hammou, Philippe, 2008, “Enthousiasme et nature humaine: à propos d’une lettre de Locke à Damaris Cudworth”, Revue de Métaphysique et Morale, 3: 337–350. (Scholar)
  • Hutton, Sarah, 1993, “Damaris Cudworth, Lady Masham: between Platonism and Enlightenment”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 1: 29–54. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2010, “Damaris Masham”, The Continuum Companion to Locke, P. Schuurman and S.-J. Savonius Wroth (eds.), London & New York: Continuum, pp. 72–6. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012, “Religion, Philosophy and Women’s Letters: Anne Conway and Damaris Masham”, Debating the Faith Religion and Letter-Writing in Great Britain, 1550-1800, Anne Dunan-Page and Clotilde Prunier (eds.), Dordrecht: Springer. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “Religion and Sociability in the Correspondence of Damaris Masham (1658–1708)”, in Women and Religion, Sarah Apetrei and Hannah Smith (eds.), Farnham: Ashgate, 117–30. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2018, “Liberty of Mind: Women Philosophers and the Freedom to Philosophize”, in Women and Liberty, 1600–1800 Philosophical Essays, Jacqueline Broad and Karen Detlefsen (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 123–37. (Scholar)
  • Lascano, Marcy B., 2011, “Damaris Masham and The Law of Reason or Nature”, The Modern Schoolman, 88(3–4): 245–265. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2018, “‘Heads Cast in Metahysical Moulds’. Damaris Masham on the Method and Nature of Metaphysics”, in Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Emily Thomas (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1–27. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019, “Women Philosophers and the Cosmological Argument: A Case Study in Feminist History of Philosophy”, in A Feminist History of Philosophy, Eileen O’Neill and Mary Lascano (eds.), Dordrecht: Springer, 23–47. (Scholar)
  • Laslett, Peter, 1953, “Masham of Oates”, History Today, 3: 535–43. (Scholar)
  • Myers, Joanne E., 2013, “Enthusiastic Improvement: Mary Astell and Damaris Masham on Sociability”, Hypatia, 28(3): 533–550. (Scholar)
  • Penaluna, Regan, 2007, “The Social and Political Thought of Damaris Cudworth Masham”, in Virtue, Liberty, and Toleration: Political Ideas of European Women, 1400–1800, Jacqueline Broad and Karen Green (eds.), Dordrecht: Springer, 111–122. (Scholar)
  • Phemister, Pauline, 2007, “‘All the time and everywhere everything’s the same as here’: the Principle of Uniformity in the Correspondence between Leibniz and Lady Masham”, in Paul Lodge (ed.), Leibniz and his Correspondents, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Phemister, Pauline, and Justin Smith, 2007, “Leibniz and the Cambridge Platonists and the Debate over Plastic Natures”, in Pauline Phemister and Stuart Brown (eds.), Leibniz’s Philosophy and the English-Speaking World, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 95–110. (Scholar)
  • Ready, Kathryn, 2002, “Damaris Cudworth Masham, Catharine Trotter Cockburn, and the Feminist Legacy of Locke’s Theory of Personal Identity”, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 35: 563–76. (Scholar)
  • Simonutti, Luisa, 1987, “Damaris Cudworth Masham: una Lady della Repubblica delle Lettere”, Scritti in Onore di Eugenio Garin, Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore, pp. 141–165. (Scholar)
  • Sleigh, Robert C., 2005, “Reflections on the Masham-Leibniz Correspondence”, in Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics, Christia Mercer and Eileen O’Neill (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Widmaier, Rita, 1986, “Korrespondenten von G. W. Leibniz: 8. Damaris Masham, geb. Cudworth geb. 18. Januar 1658 in Cambridge – gest. 20. April 1708 in Oates”, Studia Leibnitiana, 18: 211–227. (Scholar)
  • Woolhouse, Roger, 2003, “Lady Masham’s Account of Locke”, Locke Studies, 3: 167–193. (Scholar)

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