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

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/7
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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
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Accounts of Isaac Newton

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/1
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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.

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Address on Isaac Newton, 1946 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/6/6
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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
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Bicentenary of the Armagh Observatory stamps: first day cover and special issue stamped envelope, 1990-10-16

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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
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Book on central forces, 1758 - 1759

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/238
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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
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Booklet on Newton's 'Principia'

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/240
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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.

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Correspondence on public records, 1963 - 1968

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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
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Correspondence on Standards Commission, 1848 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/348
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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
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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916

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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
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Drawings and engravings, 1849

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/836
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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
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Exhibitions by visual artists Wenyon & Gamble made during their residency at the RGO, 1987-1988, 1987 - 1988

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/8/4
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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
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First notes of mural arc observations, 1694 - 1698

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/6
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'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
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Guardbook on Flamsteed's works, 1692 - 1717

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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
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Letter book A, 1674 - 1719

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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
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Letter from B. E. Burrile to George Gilpin, 1821-06-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 30-30a
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Concerning a telescope thought to have been used by Sir Isaac Newton.

Dates: 1821-06-12
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Letters from Edmond Halley, 1934

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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
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Lunar calculations, 1690 - 1699

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/62/E
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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
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Lunar calculations and letters, 1674 - 1700

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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
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Mathematical and other papers, 1849 - 1850

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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
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Mathematical and scientific correspondence, 1862 - 1865

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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
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Memorials and royal instructions, 1726 - 1764

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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
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