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51.

'Verses at the end of B[asil] Valentine's mystery of the Microcosm'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 63, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00052

52.

'Basil Valentine Currus Triumphalis Antimonij': notes and abstracts (c. 1667-8).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 64, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00053

53.

Incomplete copy of W[illiam] Yworth, 'Processus Mysterii Magni Philosophicus' (c. 1702), in (probably) Yworth's hand.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 65, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00054

54.

Incomplete abstract of Yworth's 'Processus Mysterii Magni Philosophicus' condensed into five chapters (c. early 1690s).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 66, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00055

55.

Miscellaneous collection of mostly unpublished alchemical texts, recipes, reports of experiments, etc. (1660s). In English and Latin, in four different hands, none of them Newton's, though there are a few additions by him.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 67, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00056

56.

Two unrelated tracts in the same hand (not Newton's)

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 91, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00057

57.

Five original letters from Fatio de Duillier to Newton, all in English; also letters from Fatio to John Conduitt and other Fatio-related material.

Author: Nicolas Fatio de Duillier

Source: Keynes Ms. 96, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00058

58.

Original letter from Locke to Newton, dated London, 26 July 1692.

Author: John Locke

Source: Keynes Ms. 98, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00059

59.

Miscellaneous correspondence.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 99, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00060

60.

'Out of La Lumiere sortant des Tenebres' and 'Out of the Commentator on La Lumiere sortant de Tenebris [sic]' (c. 1687-92), incomplete.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 30, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00061

61.

'De Igne sophorum et materia quam calefacit'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 38, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00062

62.

Twelve small bundles of alchemical notes and extracts from a very wide range of sources.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. Var. 259, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00063

63.

Notebook containing little but headings ('De Sale'; 'Solutio'; 'Conjunctio et Liquefactio'; 'Imbibitio & Calcinatio', etc.), with gaps for entries left blank apart from a few perfunctory notes in Latin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. Var. 260, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00064

64.

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

65.

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

66.

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

67.

'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

68.

Fitzwilliam Notebook

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00069

69.

Miscellaneous (al)chemical recipes in four different hands, none of which is Newton's (or Humphrey Newton's).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: NC3/1-6, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00070

70.

Incomplete variant copy of William Yworth, 'Processus Mysterij Magni Or An Open Entrance to the Great Mysteries of the Ancient Philosophers', in a clerical hand.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: NC17, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00071

71.

'De Mineralibus': notes on Geber, Basil Valentine, Paracelsus and other alchemical writers.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 'Estates of Mind', Great Neck, New York, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00072

72.

'The Hunting of ye Green Lyon & putrefaction of the body according to the number of the eagles', 2 pp., followed by miscellaneous notes in Latin, c. 400 words, 1 p.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 38195(b), St Andrews University Library, St Andrews, Fife, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00073

73.

A list of 113 alchemical authors, categorised by nationality, and eight anonymous works.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 38195(c), St Andrews University Library, St Andrews, Fife, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00074

74.

Notes and abstracts from assorted alchemical works, beginning missing.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 38196, St Andrews University Library, St Andrews, Fife, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00075

75.

'The Book of Nicholas Flamel conteining The explication of the Hieroglyphical Figures wch he caused to be put in the Church of the SS. Innocents at Paris'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00076

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