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Papers Connected with the Principia (mostly holograph), 1686-1725

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1686-1725


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 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.

Language of Materials



See Isaac Cohen, Introduction to Newton's Principia (Cambridge, 1971,) pp.29-32 for general information on the collection. Some of the papers have been printed in "The mathematical papers of Isaac Newton." edited by D.T. Whiteside, 8 vols (Cambridge, 1967-1981.) At lower levels, this has been abbreviated to "M.P."

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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