Catalogue Entry: THEM00018

Five drafts of a defence of the Senate's position in the Alban Francis affair

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 116, King's College, Cambridge, UK

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Bought at the Sotheby sale by Keynes for £10.

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Entitled 'The Answer to some Questions propounded by ye Lord Ch. at ye Appearance of ye Vice Ch. & Deputies of ye Senate of ye University of Camb. before ye Lords Commissioners May 7th 1687'.

An indication of the extent of Newton's role in preparing the case for the Cambridge representatives (of whom he was one) at the final hearing before Judge Jeffreys in the Alban Francis affair. See Westfall, Never at Rest, 478-9.


In Humphrey Newton's hand, with additions by Isaac Newton on pp. 3 and 12.

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