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Oldenburg, Henry, 1618-1677 (scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society)

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Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

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Copies of Letters from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, c 1700 (The original letters were dated 24 and 26 October 1676. The date of the copies is unknown.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3977.1
Scope and Contents

Copies made for John Wallis.

Dates: c 1700 (The original letters were dated 24 and 26 October 1676. The date of the copies is unknown.)
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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Copies of Letters from Leibnitz, Slusius etc. to Oldenburg, c 1722

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3971.1: 1-38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Transcripts of mathematical and astronomical letters and papers, apparently made for the use of Isaac Newton, in various hands. Included are copies of works by R.F. Slusius, Antonio Monforte, Jacques Ozanam, G.W. Leibnitz, E.W. von Tschirnhaus, Henry Oldenburg, T.F. de Lagny, G.D. Cassini, John Craig and S. Morland.

Dates: c 1722
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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Copies of Miscellaneous Newton Correspondence, c 1880 (Original letters dated c 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.16: 180-217
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 1880 (Original letters dated c 1676.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of Newton and Oldenburg correspondence, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.5: 24-59
Scope and Contents

Six copy letters.

Dates: c 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of Newton and Oldenburg correspondence, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.8: 67-130
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 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of Newton and Oldenburg correspondence, c 1880 (Original letter dated 24 September 1672.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.10: 137-154
Scope and Contents

Five letters

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 24 September 1672.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of Newton/Oldenburg Correspondence, c 1880 (Original letter dated 2 January 1666/7.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.15: 173-177
Scope and Contents

Two letters.

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 2 January 1666/7.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy, in the hand of Collins, of a letter from James Gregory to Henry Oldenburg, 8 June 1675

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/148
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This category contains the manuscript letters in the Macclesfield collection excluding the Newton holographs and letters to Newton. It also contains a few other items which were bound alongside these letters.

Dates: 8 June 1675
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Copy letter from Christiaan Hugens to Sir Robert Moray, 10 October 1664

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/168-169
Scope and Contents

"This letter was read to the Royal Society on the 12th of October 1664. The present translation is in the handwriting of Oldenburg, who sent a copy of the original to Boyle, as may be seen in the collection of his works, vol. V. p.312." Rigaud

Dates: 10 October 1664
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Copy of a Letter from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, c 1700 (The original letter is dated 24 October 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3977.4
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 (The original letter is dated 24 October 1676.)
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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Copy of a letter from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.6: 60
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 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a letter from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.13: 160-168
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 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1676.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a letter from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.14: 169-172
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 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1676.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a Letter from Isaac Newton to John Collins, c 1880 (Original letter dated 20 August 1672.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.9: 131-136
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 1880 (Original letter dated 20 August 1672.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a Letter from Sir Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, 1700 (The original letter is dated 13 June 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3977.5
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: 1700 (The original letter is dated 13 June 1676.)
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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Copy of a Letter from Sir Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, 1700 (The original letter is dated 13 June 1676.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3977.6
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: 1700 (The original letter is dated 13 June 1676.)
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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Copy of a Letter fron Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, 13 June 1676

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3977.2
Scope and Contents

Copy made for John Wallis.

Dates: 13 June 1676
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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Copy of a portion of 9597/13/1/117 concerning telescopic sights for use with sextants, copied and annotated by Oldenburg, c 1671 (undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/116
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: c 1671 (undated)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Description of Wren's instrument for winding, c 1650-c 1677

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/16/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.

Dates: c 1650-c 1677
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Draft Letter from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg for Leibniz, c 1700

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/77-78
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: c 1700
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Draft Letter from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg for Slusius

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/72-73
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Draft Letter from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg for Tschirnhaus, 30 September 1675

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/74-76
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: 30 September 1675
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Letter from Adrien Auzout to Henry Oldenburg, 24 August 1673

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/21-22
Scope and Contents

The name of the addressee is missing, but on f.22v there is a note in Oldenburg's hand of the date of receipt and date and contents of reply.

Dates: 24 August 1673
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Letter from Edmond Halley to Henry Oldenburg, c July 1676 (Received on 10 July)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/111-114
Scope and Contents "This letter is made up, as it is now printed, from two copies; the one written on four sides of foolscap complete [ff.111-112], and the other, containing the last two pages enlarged, by additional matter, into three [ff.113-114 - by "pages", Rigaud means sides]. This last is a part of what was actually sent to Oldenburg: it has on the back of it a memorandum in his handwriting, "Rec. July 10, 76;" and the identical two first pages, which are wanting in Lord Macclesfield's collection, are...
Dates: c July 1676 (Received on 10 July)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Letter from Edmond Halley to Henry Oldenburg, 11 July 1676

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/115
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: 11 July 1676
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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