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1.

Notes on the measurement of monuments, probably undertaken in connection with The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Box 27, folder 42 (Peal accession no. 10564), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00109

2.

'Paradoxical Questions concerning the morals & actions of Athanasius & his followers'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: **N563M3 P222, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00117

3.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 5A, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00255

4.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 6, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00256

5.

Original letter from Richard Bentley to Newton

Author: Richard Bentley

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 3-4, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00257

6.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 10 December 1692

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 4A-5, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00254

7.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 7-8, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00258

8.

Barnabas Smith's Theological Notes

Author: Barnabas Smith

Source: Additional Ms. 4004, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00386

9.

Barnabas Smith's Theological Notes (Book 2)

Author: Barnabas Smith

Source: Additional Ms. 4004, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00387

10.

'Basilius Valentinus & Iodochus a Rhe': abstracts from these authors (the latter is more usually called Johannes Rhenanus) on minerals, transmutation of metals, vitriol, etc..

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Additional Ms. 44888, British Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00068

11.

Interleaved and annotated copy of the first edition of the Principia.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Adv.b.39.1, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00094

12.

Interleaved and annotated copy of the second edition of the Principia.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Adv.b.39.2, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00095

13.

Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: ASC Ms. N47 HER, James White Library, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00088

14.

Nine miscellaneous items relating to (al)chemical processes.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: B MS c 41, Edwin Newton Ohl Collection, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston Medical Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00065

15.

Highly technical notes in Latin and English on the distillation of salt.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: B MS c 41 b), Edwin Newton Ohl Collection, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston Medical Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00066

16.

Miscellaneous alchemical recipes, including one to turn lead into mercury by mixing it with corn and olive oil over a moderate heat.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: B MS c 41 c), Edwin Newton Ohl Collection, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston Medical Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00067

17.

Newton's copy of Geber's Chimia (Latin translation by Caspar Horn, 1668), with Latin notes in his hand on both flyleaves elucidating some of Geber's terminology.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Barchas Collection QD 25 G367, Stanford University Library, Stanford, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00106

18.

Copy of a tract in favour of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Author: Unknown

Source: Box 8 Folder 721, Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00130

19.

Newton's 1725 defence of his 'Short Chronology'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Classified Papers vol. XVI, item 14, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00104

20.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 16 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/35, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00307

21.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/36, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00308

22.

Newton's figure of his reflecting telescope with explanations

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/37, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00309

23.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 13 April 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/38, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00310

24.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 11 June 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/39, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00311

25.

Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/40, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00312

[1]

Described in the University of Kentucky's catalogue and in Ch-H as part of SL24, but it bears no relation to the Sotheby catalogue description of that manuscript, of which Babson Ms. 421 almost certainly represents the entirety.

[2] 4 pp.

[3]

in Latin

[4]

[5]

Extraordinary denunciation of the fourth-century Saint Athanasius, reputedly the 'Father of Orthodoxy' but in Newton's eyes the founder of a depraved, trinitarian form of Christianity. Apart from founding perverse groups such as those of monks, 'feigning' miracles and promoting the worship of relics, Athanasius allegedly endorsed or even committed the murder of his enemies. Long after the event, according to Newton, he also forged letters and accounts of major councils that formed the basis for future Church doctrine.

[6]

SL266 is described in the Sotheby catalogue as c. 30,000 words on 120 pp. (i.e. 120 written sides?). The catalogue does, however, tend to underestimate the number of words Newton could get onto a page. Babson Ms. 436 may have been a part of this lot.

[7]

The first half of this (up to f. 37) is an earlier draft of King's College Cambridge, Keynes Ms. 10.

[8]

f. 1r 'Quæst 1. Whether ye ignominious death of Arius in a bog-house was not a story put about by Athanasius above twenty years after his death?'

f. 10r 'Quest. 2 \2/ Whether the Meletians deserved that ill Character wch Athanasius gave them.'

f. 11r 'Quest. 3 Whether the Council of Tyre & Ierusalem was not an bigger \orthodox authentic/ Council \bigger/ than that of Nice'

f. 15r 'Quest. 4 Whether Athanasius in ye Council of Tyre produced Arsenius alive or only his letter of Arsenius to prove yt he was not dead. Whether it was Arsenius alive or only his letter wch Athanasius produced in ye Council of Tyre to prove that he was not dead.'

f. 15r 'Quest. 5. Whether ye story of the dead man's hand & the living Arsenius was not feigned by Athanasius about 25 years after ye time of ye Council of Tyre.'

f. 17r 'Quest. 6 Whether the Letter of Pinnes was not for for proving Arsenius to be alive was not feigned by Athanasius being at ye same time wth ye story of the dead mans hand.'

f. 19r 'Quest. 7 Whether the story \Letter/ of Arsenius was not feigned by Athanasius before the convening of ye Council of Tyre?'

f. 21r 'Quest 8 Whether the Letter of Ischyras was not feigned by Athanasius'

f. 23r 'Quest 9 Whether the Recantation of Valens & Vrsatius was not feigned by the friends of Athanasius.'

f. 24v 'Whether Vrsatius & Valens made any other confession besides that in ye Council of Millain.'

f. 25r 'Quest. 10 Whether Athanasius was accused of adultery before the Council of Tyre.'

f. 26r 'Quest Whether Athanasius did not \ misrepresent / impose upon ye western Bishops'

'Quæst. 11 Whether Athanasius hath \ did / not misrepresent the story of the communion cup of Ischyras \ accusation of his breaking charged upon him / \ by / subverting the communion Table and demolishing the Church. Whether Athanasius did \ fairly sincerely/ acquit himself of ye crime of breaking ye communion cup \ & whether he did not feign the letter / of Ischyras.'

f. 28r 'Quest. 12 Whether Athanasius was not made Bishop of Alexandria by sedition & violence against the canons of that Church.'

f. 29r 'Quest. 13 Whether Athanasius was not justly deposed by ye Council of Tyre.'

f. 32r 'Quest. 14 Whether Athanasius was not seditious.'

f. 34r 'Quest. 15 Whether Constantius persecuted the Athanasians for religion or only punished them for immorality.'

f. 38r 'Quest. Whether Athanasius \& his friends/ did not corrupt & feign \the/ records of the Councils of Nice & Sardica.'

f. 49r 'Quest Whether \the Emperor/ Valens persecuted the Athanasians for religion or only punished them for their faults \immoralities./'

f. 54r 'Quest. Whether Athanasius did not set on foot the invocation of saints'

f. 61r 'Whether Athanasius did not for promoting his interest set on foot the practise of false miracles.'

f. 72r 'Quest. Whether the Roman Catholicks were not wicked enough to deserve what they suffered under Constantius, Valens & the Vandals.'

f. 79r 'Quest. Whether the Vandals persecuted the Africans for their faith or only punished them for their immoralities.'

f. 80r 'Whether Athanasius did not for promoting his interest set on foot the way of writing lying \fabulous/ Legends, & propagate the superstition of Monkery.'

f. 82r 'Whether Athanasius for stifling objections taken from ye writings of Dionysius of Alexandria & from ye Council of Antioch collected against Paul of Samosat & for changing the ancient Doxology did not feign records.'

[9] 83 ff.

[10]

in English

[11]

in English

[12] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 10 December 1692 [189.R.4.47, ff. 4A-5] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 6]

[13]

in English

[14] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 5A] Original letter from Richard Bentley to Newton [189.R.4.47, ff. 3-4]

[15]

Holograph.

[16]

in English

[17] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley [189.R.4.47, ff. 7-8] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 6]

[18]

in English

[19] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 5A]

[20]

in English

[21] Original letter from Richard Bentley to Newton [189.R.4.47, ff. 3-4]

[22] 14 pp.

[23]

in English

[24]

See Koyré and Cohen, eds., Isaac Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 2: 803-7.

[25]

Notes on the theology and philosophy of the ancients in E1 i between pp. 412-13.

[26]

Notes from the Bible and Talmud. Includes the sub-headings 'Of Elias' (p. 8) and 'Ex Talmud Babylonici Codice Middoth' (p. 35).

[27] 40 pp. on 5 quarto signatures

[28]

in English and Latin with quotations in Greek and Hebrew

[29] Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming [ASC Ms. N47 HER]

[30]

The Sotheby catalogue describes this lot as consisting of seven items, treating sections 5-7 as one item. The divisions used here are those stipulated by Newton himself on the title sheet. The title sheet also promises a tenth section, 'A Collection of ancient Hieroglyphicks', but if this was ever present it had vanished by the date of the Sotheby sale.

[31]

Section 1 discussed and quoted at length in Dobbs, 'Newton's Copy of "Secrets Reveal'd"', 150-52.

[32]

The headings in the text are as follows:

1 'The Regimens described, wth ye times & signes', mainly consisting of notes and abstracts from 'Philalethes'' works, especially Secrets Reveal'd, in English, c. 2,000 words, 6 pp.

2 'Of Proportions': Latin extracts from various sources, mainly the Turba Philosophorum and 'Philalethes'' Introitus Apertus [the Latin version of Secrets Reveal'd], c. 1,200 words, 4 pp.

3 'De Primis materialibus principijs', in Latin, c. 1,000 words, 8 pp. Unfinished lexicon, with entries beginning 'De Magnesia', 'De Saturno', 'De 4 Elementis' and the like, with gaps for more material to be added. Includes the sub-headings 'De Sale', 'De præparatione mercurij', 'De Extractione sulphuris', with several individual entries under each.

4 'Axioms', in English with Latin citations, c. 800 words, 4 pp. Forty-three numbered instructions for an alchemical operation, followed by four further unnumbered notes, citing a wide range of sources with blank spaces left for precise volume and page references to be filled in.

5 Draft headings for an alchemical index (from 'Aqua compos' to 'Venus'), 4 pp., described on the title page as 'An alphabeticall explanation of chemicall words': there are no entries except that most of the headings are followed by one or more [page?] numbers.

6 'Conclusione ex Riplei operibus deductæ', in Latin, c. 1,000 words, 3 pp. Twenty-six conclusions interpreting passages from Ripley, with page references.

7 'Præparatio Salis ex Riplæi operibus', Latin notes, c. 500 words, 2 pp.

'Salis virtutes', Latin notes, c. 500 words, 2 pp.

8 'Of the Alcahest', mainly in English with some Latin, c. 3,000 words, 8 pp. Notes drawn principally from [J.B. Van] Helmont and 'Philalethes'.

9 'De medendi Arte, & usu Lapidis', in English and Latin, c. 2,000 words, 6 pp. Notes from a wide range of sources including the Book of Maccabees. Followed by two brief notes in Latin headed 'De projectione' and 'De morbis sanandis', 1 p.

[33] 48 pp. in a wrapper headed 'Alychimya' [sic] in another hand and bearing a list of contents in Newton's.

[34]

in Latin and English

[35] 2 pp.

[36] 1 p.

[37]

in English

[38]

Chimia, sive Traditio summæ perfectionis et investigatio magisterii, innumeris locis emendata à C. Hornio.

See H657.

[39]

Entitled 'Certain Argumts collected out of ye scriptures[,] out of ye civill Law & ye Com[m]on exhibited to ye Queens Matie by some of both houses against ye Queen of Scots', and dated 'Anno 13tio Elizabethæ [i.e. 1571]'.

[40] 11 pp.

[41]

in English and Latin

[42]

Published as 'Remarks on the Observations made on a Chronological Index of Sir Isaac Newton, translated into French by the Observer, and published at Paris' in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 33 (1725), p. 315). Cf. King's College Cambridge, Keynes Ms. 138 and Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 27, and the notes there.

[43]

Entitled 'Remarques upon the Observations made upon a Chronological Index of Sr Is. Newton, translated into French by the Observator, & published at Paris'. A later hand has added 'Sr Isaac Newton's' to the beginning of the title. On the back of p. 3 in another hand: 'Sr Isaac Newton/ Copy'd/ read about ye latter end of 1725'.

Newton's account of Guillaume Cavelier's publication of the Abregé de la Chronologie de M. le Chevalier Newton, stressing that it had no sanction from Newton, followed by a refutation of several of the 'Observations' appended to the French edition.

[44] 3 pp. on 2 ff.

[45]

in English

[46] 2 pp.

[47]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 120

[48]

in English

[49] Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671 [EL/N1/36]

[50] 2 pp.

[51]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 121

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 16 March 1671 [EL/N1/35]

[52]

in English

[53] 2 pp.

[54]

Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 81 (25 March 1672), pp. 4004-4007.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671 [EL/N1/36] An Accompt of a New Catadioptrical Telescope invented by Mr. Newton [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)]

[55]

in English

[56] 2 pp.

[57]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 140

A Latin Letter … by Ignatius Gaston Pardies … containing some Animadversions upon Mr. Isaac Newton … his Theory of Light [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)] Mr Newtons Letter of April 13. 1672 … being an Answer to the fore-going Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)]

[58]

in English

[59] 2 pp.

[60]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 193

Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672 [EL/N1/40]

[61]

in English

[62] 2 pp.

[63]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 163 and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 85 (15 July 1672), pp. 5014-5018.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 11 June 1672 [EL/N1/39] A second Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)] Mr. Newton's Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Ignace Pardies] [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)]

[64]

in English

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