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Letter from John Flamsteed to Isaac Newton, 5 January 1684 (1684/5)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3979.6

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.


  • Creation: 5 January 1684 (1684/5)


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.


2 folio(s) (ff.2 [folio] paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Related Materials

In reply to 'Newton to Flamsteed', 30 December 1684 (Bodleian); replied to in 'Newton to Flamsteed', 12 January 1684/5 (Bodleian).


Corr., vol. II, pp.408-412, n.275; Flamsteed, vol. II, pp.218-222, n.536.

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