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Maizeaux, Pierre Des, 1673-1745 (biographer and journalist)


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Two printed copies of Newton's letter to the Abbe Conti, with remarks of Newton on the letter of Leibnitz to the Abbe Conti, August 1717

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.3: 1-16
Scope and Contents

These were shorts printed by Newton in London in Augut 1717 to be added to Raphson's "History of Fluxions" (after Leibniz's death). They were seen by Des Maizeaux, who then persuaded more letters out of Conti (early 1718). Bth were printed together in Tome 2 of "Recueil de diverses piéces par Mrs. Leibniz, Clarke, Newton, & autre autheurs celébres" (Amsterdam, 1720), pp.20., 82 & 107.

Dates: August 1717
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 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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