Browse texts by category: Biography

1.

Revised Memoir of Newton

Author: William Stukeley

Source: MS/142, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00001

2.

Account of Newton's funeral from "The London Gazette", No. 6569

Author: Unknown

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.12, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00002

3.

Letter reacting to Newton's death, from "Mist's Weekly Journal", No. 103

Author: Unknown

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.13, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00003

4.

'Plan of Education, for a young Prince' (part 1), from "Fog's Weekly Journal", No. 195

Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.14, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00004

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on Newton

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Encyclopaedia Britannica 7th ed. (1842), pp. 175-181.

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00010

10.

Review of recent books on Newton

Author: Baden Powell

Source: Baden Powell, The Edinburgh Review (1856), pp. 499-534.

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00011

11.

Dedication

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00012

12.

PREFACE

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00013

13.

Chapter I

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00014

14.

Suppressed preface to the Historia cœlestis britannica

Author: John Flamsteed

Source: RGO Ms. 1/32C, ff. 74-93, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00033

15.

'Memorandums relating to Sir Isaac Newton'

Author: Abraham de Moivre

Source: Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection Ms. 1075.7, Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00034

16.

Preface to 'A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy'

Author: Henry Pemberton

Source: Henry Pemberton, A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00035

17.

The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

Author: Bernard de Fontenelle

Source: Bernard de Fontenelle, The Life of Sir Isaac Newton. With an Account of his Writings (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00036

18.

Account of Newton

Author: William Whiston

Source: William Whiston, A Collection of Authentick Records, pp. 1070-1082 (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00037

19.

Letter to John Conduitt, 8 August 1730

Author: Nicolas Fatio de Duillier

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

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00038

20.

Letter to John Conduitt, 12 August 1730

Author: Nicolas Fatio de Duillier

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

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00039

21.

Letter to John Conduitt, 26 August 1730

Author: Nicolas Fatio de Duillier

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

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00040

22.

Front Matter to Memoirs of the Life of Newton

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00074

23.

Chapter XIV

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00075

24.

Chapter XV

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00076

25.

Chapter XVI

Author: David Brewster

Source: David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: 1855).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00077

[1]

A later revision of Keynes Ms. 136.3.

[2] 80pp.

[3]

in English

[4]

From The London Gazette No. 6,569

[5] 1p.

[6]

in English

[7] Letter reacting to Newton's death, from "Mist's Weekly Journal", No. 103 [Keynes Ms. 129.13] Keynes Ms. 129 Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard Fontenelle, dated 1 January 1727/8 [Keynes Ms. 129.11]

[8]

Published in Mist's Weekly Journal No. 103.

[9] 2 pp.

[10]

in English

[11] 'Plan of Education, for a young Prince' (part 1), from "Fog's Weekly Journal", No. 195 [Keynes Ms. 129.14] Keynes Ms. 129 Account of Newton's funeral from "The London Gazette", No. 6569 [Keynes Ms. 129.12]

[12]

Published in Fog's Weekly Journal No. 195.

[13]

Includes reflections on Newtonian natural philosophy and its place in the educational scheme.

[14] 1p.

[15]

in English

[16] Keynes Ms. 129 Letter reacting to Newton's death, from "Mist's Weekly Journal", No. 103 [Keynes Ms. 129.13]

[17]

The promised second part of the essay is not included in Conduitt's collection of cuttings.

[18] 3pp.

[19]

in English

[20]

Concerns a proposed monument to Newton.

[21] 8pp.

[22]

in English

[23]

Concerns the proposed memorial to Newton.

[24] 7pp.

[25]

in English

[26]

Concerning a proposed bust of Newton.

[27] 6pp.

[28]

in French

[29] 7 pp.

[30]

in English

[31]

Review of recent books on Newton by D. Brewster, J. Edleston and H. Brougham.

[32] 7 pp.

[33]

in English

[34] 7 pp.

[35] PREFACE [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)

[36] 7 pp.

[37] Chapter I [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855) Dedication [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)]

[38] 7 pp.

[39] Chapter II [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855) PREFACE [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)]

[40]

Ostensibly an account of the genesis of the book, but in fact largely given over to a bitter and highly personal attack by the former Astronomer Royal on Newton, who according to Flamsteed bullied him, interfered with his work, took his data by force and used it without acknowledgment.

[41] 22 pp.

[42]

in English

[43]

The last page of the document is bound out of sequence as f. 37, though it is clearly intended to follow f. 93.

[44]

A copy by John Conduitt of notes and reminiscences relating to Newton given him by de Moivre.

[45] 5 pp.

[46]

in English

[47]

The page here designated f. 3rA has been affixed to the original f. 3r. It appears to be an earlier draft, also in Conduitt's hand, of the preceding passage on f. 2v, and concludes with an asterisk linking it to the beginning of f. 3r proper.

[48] 10 pp.

[49]

in English

[50]

Unattributed English translation of Fontenelle's original French 'Eloge du Chevalier Newton' (1727)

[51] 30 pp.

[52]

in English

[53] 13 pp.

[54]

in English

[55]

Suggestions about the wording of an epitaph for Newton.

[56] 3 pp.

[57]

in English

[58]

A continuation of the remarks made in Keynes Ms. 96(F).

[59]

Suggestions about the wording and design of an epitaph for Newton.

[60] 1 p.

[61]

in English

[62]

Concerning a proposed memorial to Newton.

[63] 1 p.

[64]

in English

[65] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)

[66] Chapter XV [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855) Chapter XIII [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 1 (1855)]

[67] Chapter XVI [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855) Chapter XIV [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)]

[68] Chapter XVII [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)] Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855) Chapter XV [Memoirs of the Life of Newton, Vol. 2 (1855)]

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