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Letter from Isaac Newton to Edmond Halley, 17 October 1695

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982.4

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.


  • Creation: 17 October 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 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

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Related Materials

In reply to Add. 3982.3 and the letter of 7 October. For answer see 'Wallis to Waller', 24 October 1695 [Library of the Royal Society of London].


Corr., vol. IV, pp.180-181, n.535.

Repository Details

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