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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1642 - 1727

Biography

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was born at Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, on 25 December 1642. He attended Grantham Grammar School, 1654-1656, before matriculating at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1661 (B.A., 1665), where he became a Fellow in 1667. In 1669 he was appointed Lucasian Professor at the university. Newton was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1672, and served as its President, 1703-1727. He was M.P. for Cambridge University, 1689 and 1701-1702. Newton's work on optics was published in 1704, and his research on the laws of motion appeared in his Principia, published in 1687. His other work included theological writings and the use of astronomy to try to amend ancient chronology. He was knighted in 1705, and died at Kensington, London, on 20 March 1727.

Found in 431 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Notes on God's omnipresence (recto) and rough calculations (verso)

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/128*
Scope and Contents

Comes before f.128.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on Gravitational Experiment, c 1665-c 1700

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.10: 142a
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.

Dates: c 1665-c 1700
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on Inheritance Laws and Mathematics, c 1665-c 1672

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.2: 32-33
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1665-c 1672
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Series

Notes on Magnetism, c 1670-c 1680

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3974.1
Scope and Contents

From unknown source. The observations (some of which are erroneous) do not seem to be Newton's, though here and there remarks upon them seem to be his.

Dates: c 1670-c 1680
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on Optics

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/142
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
 Series

Notes on Proposition XXXIX, c 1710-c 1715

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3984.12
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1710-c 1715
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on Tangents and Other Subjects, 30 October 1665-13 November 1665

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.2: 34-37
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: 30 October 1665-13 November 1665
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on the Correspondence in Wallis's Works, Vol. 3, c 1700-c 1712

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3968.3: 10-13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1700-c 1712
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on the Exodus

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/126
Scope and Contents

From Polemo, Africanus, Diodorus and others.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on the Leibniz Controversy, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/91-92
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on the Leibniz Controversy, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/93
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on the Leibniz Controversy, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/95
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on the Leibniz Controversy, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/97-100
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes on the Newton/Cotes correspondence of 1710, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/79-80
Scope and Contents

Newton autograph.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
 Series

Notes on the Velocity of Sound, c 1670-c 1710

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3970.2: 16
Scope and Contents

On the back there's a note on the proportionality of mass to weight.

Dates: c 1670-c 1710
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes primarily from Epiphanus concerning the Ebionites

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/111
Scope and Contents

Calculations on verso.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Notes relating to Calculation of orbits of Comets, c 1690-c 1710 (f.170 is dated "Sept. 13 1695".)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.11: 147-178
Scope and Contents

Probably in preparation for the second edition of Principia.

Dates: c 1690-c 1710 (f.170 is dated "Sept. 13 1695".)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes relating to the Leibniz controversy, c 1713

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/114
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: c 1713
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
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Observations and Calculations about Comets, c 1721 (The letter at f.551r is dated 2nd September 1721.)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.14: 548-563
Scope and Contents

f.551r is a letter signed "Eliz[abe]th Johnson."

Dates: c 1721 (The letter at f.551r is dated 2nd September 1721.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Series

Observations and Calculations about Comets, 1680-1721

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965:14
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.

Dates: 1680-1721
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Observations and Calculations about Comets, c 1700-c 1725

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.14: 569-618
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.

Dates: c 1700-c 1725
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Observations on the Algebra of Kinckhuysen, c 1669

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3959.1: 1-21
Scope and Contents

In 1669 Newton was asked by Barrow and Collins to add notes to a translation of Kinckhuysen's Algebra. He agreed on the condition that he would remain anonymous. This is a draft of these notes.

Dates: c 1669
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Sub-Fonds

Observations on the Prophesies, c 1700

 Sub-Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3989
Scope and Contents

'Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St John'. A collection of fragments assembled by Newton's half-nephew Benjamin Smith with a view to publication, and printed posthumously, 1733.

Dates: c 1700
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Odd Notes on Gems, c 1670-c 1680

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3974.8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

On gems and other subjects.

Dates: c 1670-c 1680
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Of Gems, c 1670-c 1680

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3974.6
Scope and Contents

English translation of parts of Add. 3974.4-5.

Dates: c 1670-c 1680
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

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