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Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642 - 1727 (Knight, natural philosopher and mathematician)

 Person

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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‘300th Anniversary of The Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton’: stamp set, 1987-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/7
Scope and Contents

Set of four commemorative stamps titled, ‘The Principia Mathematica’ (18p), ‘Motions of Bodies in Ellipses’ (22p), ‘Optick Treatise’ (31p), and ‘The System of the World’ (34p).

Dates: 1987-03-24
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Accounts of Isaac Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/1
Scope and Contents

An undated photocopy of the account of Sir Isaac Newton of the expenses for printing the astronomical observations of John Flamsteed, dated 8 April 1710.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Address on Isaac Newton, 1946 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/6/6
Scope and Contents

A printed copy of Harold Spencer Jones' address on Sir Isaac Newton, to be delivered in Brussels on 25 January 1947, with manuscript and typescript copies of a French translation by P.J. Melotte. There is an accompanying note from Spencer Jones to Melotte requesting that the translation be made, 28 December 1946.

Dates: 1946 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Bicentenary of the Armagh Observatory stamps: first day cover and special issue stamped envelope, 1990-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/9-10
Scope and Contents First day cover of four stamps commemorating the bicentenary of the Armagh Planetarium, postmarked Armagh. The stamps were designed by Jeff Fisher and show: ‘Armagh Observatory, Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope and La Palma Telescope’ (22p), ‘Newton's Moon and Tides Diagram with Early Telescopes’ (26p), ‘Greenwich Old Observatory and Early Astronomical Equipment’ (31p), and ‘Stonehenge, Gyroscope and Navigating by Stars’ (37p). Also, printed envelope with the four stamps affixed, issued...
Dates: 1990-10-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Book on central forces, 1758 - 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/238
Scope and Contents

A book on central forces by Israel Lyons, including articles on resistance to bodies moving under central forces. The volume includes an answer to Mr Murdoch on the centre of gravity, October 1758, and extracts and analysis of propositions from Newton's 'Principia'.

Dates: 1758 - 1759
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Booklet on Newton's 'Principia'

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/240
Scope and Contents

An undated booklet by Israel Lyons on Newton's 'Principia', Book 1, Proposition 91, Corollary 2, dealing with Newton's differential method concerning the logarithmic spiral.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy draft letters patent allowing Professor to be an elected Fellow and under no obligation to take Holy Orders, 1675-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.XIV 278.Ev
Scope and Contents From the File:

Making a comparison of the contents with the 1798 catalogue, there are two missing items: Mr Barrow's deputation for receiving the rents of Bedworth; account of rents belonging to the Professorship.

Dates: 1675-04-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy of foundation deed of the professorship, 1663 and royal confirmation with additional privileges, 1664, 1663 - 1664

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.XIV 278.Eiv
Scope and Contents From the File:

Making a comparison of the contents with the 1798 catalogue, there are two missing items: Mr Barrow's deputation for receiving the rents of Bedworth; account of rents belonging to the Professorship.

Dates: 1663 - 1664
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on public records, 1963 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/717
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence with individuals and institutions other than the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum regarding public records, 1963-1966, including correspondence with private individuals on historical matters connected with astronomy and the history of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is correspondence with Lord Thompson of Fleet concerning an exchange with the British Museum of the bust of Newton; a request to the Admiralty to publish a history of the R.G.O. by...
Dates: 1963 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Standards Commission, 1848 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/348
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on printing and accounts relating to the Standards Commission. The volume includes a printed memoir from Airy titled 'Account of the construction of the New National Standard of Length, and of its principal copies'; 'Catalogue of a portion of the Library of the late Stanesby Alchorne'; columns of numbers for 'Airy's Gauging scale'; and a copy of a letter by Sir Isaac Newton from 'The Daily Courant', 30 December 1717, on the value of the sovereign.

Dates: 1848 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/73
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding accounts held with various tradesmen:Section (i)Correspondence with tradesmen concerning the settlement of bills and accounts for repairs to buildings, instruments and stationery, 1908.Estimate from Williams and Norgate for supplying millimetre paper, 1894.Correspondence with Bernard Quaritch concerning the purchases of books, 1894.Bill from Gridley and Ford for the carriage of parcels, 1894.Bill from H.J. Smith for...
Dates: 1894 - 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Drawings and engravings, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/836
Scope and Contents

A pen and ink drawing of the Front Court of the Royal Observatory, 1849; an undated engraving of a house pasted to a blue leaf, titled by Airy 'Newton's Birth Place'; and an undated engraving of Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1849
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'English Books in Moscow - Leningrad Libraries: Newton, Boyle and Others' by P. J. Wallis, 1972-03

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/23/Wallis/20
Scope and Contents

Offprint from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society The Library, Volume XXVII, Number 1.

Dates: Publication: 1972-03
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Exhibitions by visual artists Wenyon & Gamble made during their residency at the RGO, 1987-1988, 1987 - 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/8/4
Scope and Contents

Includes re-creations of Sir Isaac Newton's optical experiments.

Video: 'Holograms on Video': 1. Royal Greenwich Observatory, Feb. 1988; 4 minutes, no sound; 2. 'Alter Image', broadcast Channel 4, 2 June 1987; 7 minutes.
Postcard of exhibition 'TRAIL', 1987.
5 slides of holographic artworks.
Press release.




Dates: 1987 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Please note that Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department would need to make special arrangements for audio-visual viewing or listening so advance notice is essential. Our email address is mss@cam.ac.uk. The following classes of material are awaiting digitisation and are not currently accessible: MS.RGO.86/5, MS.RGO.86/6/1/1, MS.RGO.86/6/1/2, MS.RGO.86/6/1/6, MS.RGO.86/6/1/13, MS.RGO.86/6/2/1, MS.RGO.86/6/2/2, and MS.RGO.86/7. Item MS.RGO.86/4/13 is restricted.
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First notes of mural arc observations, 1694 - 1698

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/6
Scope and Contents

'Diarium Observationum Astronomicarum Coelestium' ('Journal of astronomical observations of the heavens'): first notes of observations with the mural arc, 18 January 1694 - 16 March 1698, mainly in the hands of the assistants Samuel Clowes and James Hodgson, though Flamsteed's also appears, 180 folios. There are entries noting visits by Peter the Great (160r, 164v) and other national and personal events (e.g. 24r, 39r, 176r). Inside the back cover is a signed statement by Isaac Newton.

Dates: 1694 - 1698
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Guardbook on Flamsteed's works, 1692 - 1717

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/35
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other items from a guardbook regarding the printing of Flamsteed's works, 98 folios. The papers include letters from the 'Referees' and drafts of Flamsteed's replies; an 'Estimate of the Expence of Printing the Historia Coelestis' (19r); 'Articles for Printing' (34r-39r); a draft agreement (43r); and draft petitions to the Queen (49r-50r, 66r). There are also related statements by Flamsteed concerning his personal history, including drafts of his 'Account of the...
Dates: 1692 - 1717
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter book A, 1674 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/33
Scope and Contents Accounts and other records of a Derbyshire lead-mining concern, March 1674 - January 1688 (4v-97r, 216r-221r, 225v-236v), written in Steven Flamsteed's hand, and featuring his signature and that of Cornelius Vermuyden. The book was used subsequently by John Flamsteed for copies, written in various hands, of letters dating from 10 July 1688 onwards, chiefly January 1698 - 25 April 1719. There are notes about negotiations over the publication of Flamsteed's works (passim between 121r and 132r,...
Dates: 1674 - 1719
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from B. E. Burrile to George Gilpin, 1821-06-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 30-30a
Scope and Contents

Concerning a telescope thought to have been used by Sir Isaac Newton.

Dates: 1821-06-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters from Edmond Halley, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/2
Scope and Contents Photostats of three letters from Edmond Halley, arranged and edited by E.F. MacPike, and dated Chicago, 1934.1. An undated draft of a letter from Halley to Sir Isaac Newton of 22 May 1686, acknowledging the receipt of part of the manuscript of Newton's 'Principia'.2. Halley to Dr John Wallis, Oxford, 25 June 1687, referring to the imminent publication of the 'Principia' and stating 'yet ten days more, by which time it will compleat'.3. An undated letter from Halley to...
Dates: 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lunar calculations, 1690 - 1699

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/62/E
Scope and Contents

Rough calculations from lunar data, compiled 1690-1699, with draft outlines of letters to William Bossley, Edmund Greenbury and Isaac Newton, 1695-1696 (258v-259r).

Dates: 1690 - 1699
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lunar calculations and letters, 1674 - 1700

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/42
Scope and Contents A commonplace book of lunar calculations, c. 1684 (85r-182v, with a guide at 183v-184r); copy letters, 1679-1700; and notes; 193 folios. The writing is in Flamsteed's hand, with the exception of the letters, which are copied in various hands, but sometimes bear Flamsteed's corrections.The letters are comprised of correspondence with Johann Hevelius, 1679-1685; letters from Edmond Halley, 1679; correspondence with Olaus Römer, 1679; letters to Seth Ward, 1679; letters to Edward...
Dates: 1674 - 1700
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Manuscript notebook of John Wickins (d. 1719), friend, collaborator, and amanuensis of Isaac Newton, containing English and Latin works of theology and letters attributed to Newton, late seventeenth century.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10345
Content Description Contents: fol. i recto, ownership inscription of J. Wickins Trin: Coll Cant (possibly not in the hand of John Wickins), pasted to this leaf is a nineteenth-century note on letter paper (written after 1855, since it refers to Brewster's Memoirs of... Sir Isaac Newton, citing earlier sources, including the account by James Wickins in The Gentleman's Magazine (1802), p. 316, of a flagon and other items from Newton's chambers in Trinity); fol. ii recto, a further note in a nineteenth-century...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1677-1682; Other: 1677-1880
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Mathematical and other papers, 1849 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/428
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on pure mathematics and other subjects, including A. de Morgan's thoughts on equations, area and probability; quadratic equations and the quadrature of a circle; J.W. Woollgar's use of the slide rule; J.D. Forbes on the probability of double stars, with an account in the 'Philosophical Magazine'; pendulum experiments by G.G. Stokes; Airy's report on sound navigation signals; a calculating machine; the properties of a circle; W.H. Smyth on the origin of the word...
Dates: 1849 - 1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Mathematical and scientific correspondence, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/436
Scope and Contents Correspondence on mathematical and scientific matters, including the polyhedric fan by S.M. Drach; ways of finding the area and circumference of a circle; proof of roots of equations; papers for mathematics examinations at University College, London; convergent series by A. de Morgan; ancient Egyptian notations by C. Rodgers; methods of reduction for the Indian survey; the explosive power of steam boilers compared to gunpowder; a French astronomy and physics review; a paper by P.E. Chase on...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Memorials and royal instructions, 1726 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/301
Scope and Contents Four memorials and royal instructions.1. Letter from the Royal Society, 2 June 1726, on the purchase of equipment and instruments for the Observatory, autographed by Sir Isaac Newton.2. Instructions to the Astronomer Royal regarding his residing at Greenwich, the need for security at the Observatory, the scrutinizing of observations and the publication of findings.3. A memorial to King George III, with a brief history of the appointments of the Astronomical Observator...
Dates: 1726 - 1764
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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