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251.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 26 June 1727

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.02, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00157

252.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 16 January 1727/8

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.01, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00156

253.

Two letters from Humphrey Newton to John Conduitt

Author: Humphrey Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 135, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00033

254.

Letter from Thomas Mason (rector of Colsterworth) to John Conduitt

Author: Thomas Mason

Source: Keynes Ms. 134, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00032

255.

'Remarks on Sr Is. Newton', with a covering letter to John Conduitt

Author: William Derham

Source: Keynes Ms. 133, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00031

256.

Letter from John Craig to unidentified recipient, dated 7 April 1727

Author: John Craig

Source: Keynes Ms. 132, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00030

257.

Notes on the Temple of Solomon and a tabular comparison of measurement systems

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 132, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00111

258.

Three letters to John Conduitt, dated 16 August 1730, 12 October 1730 and 9 January 1730 (new style), concerning a proposed bust of Newton

Author: Ferdinand de Saint-Urbain

Source: Keynes Ms. 131d, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00008

259.

Letter to John Conduitt, dated 27 September 1730 (new style), concerning a proposed memorial to Newton

Author: Owen Swiny

Source: Keynes Ms. 131c, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00007

260.

Draft letter to [Robert Brown?], dated 4 June 1729, concerning a proposed monument to Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 131b, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00006

261.

Life and Observations of Flamsteed — Newton, Halley, and Flamsteed

Author: Thomas Galloway

Source: Thomas Galloway, Edinburgh Review, No. 62 (1836), pp. 359-97.

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00091

262.

Draft of a circular letter soliciting material for Conduitt's Life of Newton, dated 16 February 1728

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 131a, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00005

263.

Rough draft preface for the Life of Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.17, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00179

264.

Book II: Chapter 1

Author: John Milton

Source: John Milton, A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Compiled from the Holy Scriptures Alone, vol. 2 (Boston: 1825).

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00334

265.

Note on Newton's 'unpromising' infancy and (deleted) eulogy of Alexander Pope

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.16, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00178

266.

Eye-witness account of Newton's death

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.15, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00177

267.

Notes on Newton's suitability for canonisation if not deification

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.14, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00176

268.

Notes on Newton's dispute with Robert Hooke

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.13, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00175

269.

Extracts from Newton's notebooks

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.12, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00174

270.

Account of a conversation between Newton and Conduitt

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.11, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00173

271.

Anecdotes about Newton from various sources

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.10, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00172

272.

Account of Newton's manual dexterity

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.09, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00171

273.

Notes on Newton's care for his mother

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.08, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00170

274.

Notes on Newton's character

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.07, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00169

275.

'Miscellanea' (assorted notes and anecdotes concerning Newton)

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.05, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00168

[1] 1 p.

[2]

in English

[3] Memoir of Newton, sent to Richard Mead in four instalments with covering letters, dated 26 June to 22 July 1727 [Keynes Ms. 136.03] Keynes Ms. 136 Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 16 January 1727/8 [Keynes Ms. 136.01]

[4] 1 p

[5]

in English

[6] Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 26 June 1727 [Keynes Ms. 136.02] Keynes Ms. 136

[7]

Humphrey Newton (no relation) was Newton's amanuensis from c. 1683-9. Both letters are largely given over to (rather vague) reminiscences of Newton.

[8] each 4 pp.

[9]

in English

[10]

Thomas Mason was, at the time of writing, rector of Colsterworth, the village where Newton had been born. Laments Newton's death and supplies some information about his early years.

[11] 2 pp.

[12]

in English

[13]

Contains 'an Account, as far as my Memory reaches, of the most material Passages yt occurred in my Conversation wth Sr Is: Newton', with a short covering letter addressed to John Conduitt, both dated Upminster, 18 July 1733.

[14] 14 pp., with a short covering letter, 1 p.

[15]

in English

[16]

In an unidentified hand.

[17]

Summarises Newton's discoveries and achievements and particularly stresses his devotion to religion.

[18] 3 pp.

[19]

in English

[20]

A Latin fragment on the Temple of Solomon and its dimensions. For Newton and for many of his contemporaries - not just fellow Protestants but also Roman Catholics and Jews - correctly interpreting the detailed description given of the Temple in the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel was vitally important for two reasons. Firstly, it was believed that the rebuilding of the Temple was foretold in prophecy and a sacred duty. Secondly and perhaps even more importantly, there was thought to be a 'mystical' meaning to the design reflecting the structure that the True Church itself would have at the end of time.

[21]

See notes to Babson Ms. 434, which constitutes the bulk of SL263. The University of Texas consider this to be a leaf from SL263, but given the extreme disorder of that lot and the fragmentary nature of this manuscript, the claim cannot easily be either verified or refuted. However, this document is clearly closely related to Babson Ms. 434, even if it was not originally part of the same work.

[22] 2 pp. on 1 f.

[23]

in Latin with a few words in Hebrew

[24]

Concerning a proposed bust of Newton.

[25] 6pp.

[26]

in French

[27]

Concerns the proposed memorial to Newton.

[28] 7pp.

[29]

in English

[30]

Concerns a proposed monument to Newton.

[31] 8pp.

[32]

in English

[33]

in English

[34] 3pp.

[35]

in English

[36] 4 pp.

[37] Keynes Ms. 130 Note on Newton's 'unpromising' infancy and (deleted) eulogy of Alexander Pope [Keynes Ms. 130.16]

[38] Book II: Chapter 2 [Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Vol. 2 (1825)] Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Vol. 2 (1825) Book I: Chapter 33 [Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Vol. 2 (1825)]

[39] 1 p.

[40] Rough draft preface for the Life of Newton [Keynes Ms. 130.17] Keynes Ms. 130 Eye-witness account of Newton's death [Keynes Ms. 130.15]

[41] 2 pp.

[42] Note on Newton's 'unpromising' infancy and (deleted) eulogy of Alexander Pope [Keynes Ms. 130.16] Keynes Ms. 130 Notes on Newton's suitability for canonisation if not deification [Keynes Ms. 130.14]

[43] 2 pp.

[44] Eye-witness account of Newton's death [Keynes Ms. 130.15] Keynes Ms. 130 Notes on Newton's dispute with Robert Hooke [Keynes Ms. 130.13]

[45] 4 pp.

[46] Notes on Newton's suitability for canonisation if not deification [Keynes Ms. 130.14] Keynes Ms. 130 Extracts from Newton's notebooks [Keynes Ms. 130.12]

[47] 2 pp.

[48] Notes on Newton's dispute with Robert Hooke [Keynes Ms. 130.13] Keynes Ms. 130 Account of a conversation between Newton and Conduitt [Keynes Ms. 130.11]

[49] 2 pp.

[50] Extracts from Newton's notebooks [Keynes Ms. 130.12] Keynes Ms. 130 Anecdotes about Newton from various sources [Keynes Ms. 130.10]

[51]

Written on the same sheet as a draft or copy of a business letter from Conduitt to an unidentified addressee: the letter occupies most of the lower half of the second side and is at right angles to the other text. The last few lines of the memoir are written round the letter.

[52] 8 pp.

[53] Account of a conversation between Newton and Conduitt [Keynes Ms. 130.11] Keynes Ms. 130 Account of Newton's manual dexterity [Keynes Ms. 130.09]

[54] 8 pp.

[55] Anecdotes about Newton from various sources [Keynes Ms. 130.10] Keynes Ms. 130 Notes on Newton's care for his mother [Keynes Ms. 130.08]

[56] 4 pp.

[57] Account of Newton's manual dexterity [Keynes Ms. 130.09] Keynes Ms. 130 Notes on Newton's character [Keynes Ms. 130.07]

[58] 18 pp.

[59] Notes on Newton's care for his mother [Keynes Ms. 130.08] Keynes Ms. 130

[60]

Many pages are slightly torn down one side: where possible, text has been supplied that seems to match the sense, but it should be stressed that these readings are purely conjectural.

[61] 17 pp.

[62] Keynes Ms. 130 Draft account of Newton's life at Cambridge [Keynes Ms. 130.04]

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