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Newton's Waste Book, 1612-c 1685 (Barnabas Smith began using the book in 1612; Isaac Newton began using in around 1664.)

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4004

Scope and Contents

A commonplace book, written originally by the Rev. B. Smith, D.D. (Newton's step-father), used by Newton for geometrical and optical drafts, notes and calculations.

Dates

  • 1612-c 1685 (Barnabas Smith began using the book in 1612; Isaac Newton began using in around 1664.)

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

1 collection (ff.2181 [folio] approx. paper) : paper

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

Missing page 87 now at Add. MS 9597/2/16.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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