Box 110 contains material pertaining to Bentham's constitutional proposals for Portugal and Greece, as well as a large amount of material collated by Bentham's literary executor, John Bowring.
Bowring was introduced to Bentham by their mutual friend, Edward Blaquiere, in 1820. Bentham found Bowring a willing disciple, and according to Bowring - who was not always entirely trustworthy - the aged Bentham died in his arms on 6 June 1832. Bowring was left almost all of Bentham's manuscripts along with funds to see through to publication an edition of Bentham's works. Most of the editing was carried out by others, but the edition was published between 1838 and 1843 in eleven volumes. Though a remarkable achievement, this edition is inadequate for modern scholarship: it is incomplete, omitting works published in Bentham's lifetime as well as unpublished texts which exist in manuscript. The Bowring edition is now being superseded by the new Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, produced by UCL's Bentham Project.
Bowring was a polyglot, and produced a series of works on European poetry and folk song, and these manuscripts contain notes on Modern Greek poetry, Polish, Spanish and Swiss literature, as well as Hungarian folk songs. This box also contains, in Bowring's hand, the 1825 Report of the London Greek Committee, founded two years earlier to support the Greeks in their uprising against the Ottoman occupation. Much of the money raised was squandered and many of the public figures involved, Bowring especially, were forced to defend themselves against accusations of having profited through the Committee's fundraising activities.
The material is divided as follows:
JB/110/001/001 JB/110/002/001 JB/110/003/001 JB/110/003/002 JB/110/003/003 JB/110/004/002 JB/110/004/003 JB/110/004/004 JB/110/005/001 JB/110/005/002 JB/110/017/001 JB/110/017/002 JB/110/017/003 JB/110/017/004 JB/110/024/001 JB/110/024/002 JB/110/060/002 JB/110/075/001 JB/110/087/004 JB/110/091/001 JB/110/092/003 JB/110/094/002 JB/110/110/003 JB/110/125/001 JB/110/129/001 JB/110/129/002 JB/110/129/003 JB/110/129/004 JB/110/129/005 JB/110/129/006 JB/110/129/007 JB/110/129/008 JB/110/129/009 JB/110/129/010 JB/110/129/011 JB/110/129/012 JB/110/129/013 JB/110/129/014 JB/110/129/015 JB/110/129/016 JB/110/129/017 JB/110/129/018 JB/110/129/019 JB/110/129/020 JB/110/129/021 JB/110/129/022 JB/110/129/023 JB/110/129/024 JB/110/129/025 JB/110/129/026 JB/110/129/027 JB/110/129/028 JB/110/129/029 JB/110/129/030 JB/110/129/031 JB/110/129/032 JB/110/129/033 JB/110/129/034 JB/110/129/035 JB/110/129/036 JB/110/129/037 JB/110/129/038 JB/110/129/039 JB/110/129/040 JB/110/143/001 JB/110/170/001 JB/110/253/001 JB/110/253/002 JB/110/254/001 JB/110/254/002 JB/110/254/003 JB/110/254/004 JB/110/254/005 JB/110/254/006
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