Browse texts by categories: Correspondence; Science

1.

Hypothesis explaining the properties of light

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Thomas Birch, The History of the Royal Society, vol. 3 (London: 1757), pp. 247-305.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00002

2.

Draft of 'A Theory Concerning Light and Colors'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, ff.460-466, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00003

3.

A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton … containing his New Theory about Light and Colors

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 80 (19 Feb. 1671/2), pp. 3075-3087.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00006

4.

An Accompt of a New Catadioptrical Telescope invented by Mr. Newton

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 81 (25 March 1672), pp. 4004-4007.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00007

5.

Mr. Newton's Letter … containing some more suggestions about his New Telescope

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 82 (22 April 1672), pp. 4032-4034.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00008

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An Extract of another Letter … by way of an answer to some Objections, made by an Ingenious French Philosopher [Adrien Auzout] to the New Reflecting Telescope

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 82 (22 April 1672), pp. 4034-4035.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00009

7.

Mr. Isaac Newton's Considerations upon part of a Letter of Monsieur De Bercé

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 83 (20 May 1672), pp. 4056-4059.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00010

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Some Experiments propos'd in relation to Mr. Newton's Theory of light … together with the Observations made thereupon by the Author of that Theory

Author: Robert Moray

Source: Robert Moray, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 83 (20 May 1672), pp. 4059-4062.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00011

9.

A Latin Letter … by Ignatius Gaston Pardies … containing some Animadversions upon Mr. Isaac Newton … his Theory of Light

Author: Ignace Gaston Pardies

Source: Ignace Gaston Pardies, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 84 (17 June 1672), pp. 4087-4090.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00012

10.

Mr Newtons Letter of April 13. 1672 … being an Answer to the fore-going Letter of P. Pardies

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 84 (17 June 1672), pp. 4091-4093.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00013

11.

A Serie's of Quere's propounded by Mr. Isaac Newton … positively concluding his new Theory of Light and Colours

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 85 (15 July 1672), pp. 5004-5007.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00014

12.

A second Letter of P. Pardies

Author: Ignace Gaston Pardies

Source: Ignace Gaston Pardies, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 85 (15 July 1672), pp. 5012-5013.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00015

13.

An Extract of a Letter lately written by an ingenious person from Paris [Christiaan Huygens]

Author: Christiaan Huygens

Source: Christiaan Huygens, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 96 (21 July 1673), pp. 6086-6087.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00016

14.

Mr. Newtons Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Christiaan Huygens]

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 96 (21 July 1673), pp. 6087-6092.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00017

15.

An Extract of Mr Isaac Newton's Letter … concerning the Number of Colors

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 97 (6 October 1673), pp. 6108-6111.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00018

16.

An answer (to the former Letter) … by the same Parisian Philosopher

Author: Christiaan Huygens

Source: Christiaan Huygens, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 97 (6 October 1673), pp. 6112.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00019

17.

A Letter of the Learn'd Franc. Linus … animadverting upon … Mr. Isaac Newton's Theory of Light and Colors, date 6 October 1674

Author: Francis Linus

Source: Francis Linus, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 110 (25 January 1674/5), pp. 217-219.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00020

18.

A letter of Mr. Franc. Linus … being a reply to the Letter printed in Numb. 110

Author: Francis Linus

Source: Francis Linus, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 121 (24 January 1675/6), pp. 499-500.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00021

19.

Mr. Isaac Newton's Considerations on the former Reply [of Francis Linus]

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 121 (24 January 1675/6), pp. 501-502.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00022

20.

An extract of another Letter of Mr. Newton

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 121 (24 January 1675/6), pp. 503-504.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00023

21.

A particular Answer of Mr. Isaak Newton to Mr. Linus his Letter

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 123 (25 March 1676), pp. 556-561.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00024

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A Letter from Liege concerning Mr Newton's Experiment of the colour'd Spectrum

Author: Anthony Lucas

Source: Anthony Lucas, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 128 (25 September 1676), pp. 692-698.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00025

23.

Mr Newton's Answer to the precedent Letter

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 128 (25 September 1676), pp. 698-705.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00026

24.

An Instrument for observing the Moon's Distance from the Fixt Stars at Sea

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 465 (1742), pp. 155-156.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00027

25.

Mr Isaac Newtons Answer to some Considerations [of Robert Hooke] upon his doctrine of Light and Colors

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 88 (18 November 1672), pp. 5084-5103.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00028

[1] 58pp.

[2]

in English

[3] Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 14 December 1675 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/45]

[4] 14pp.

[5]

in English

[6]

[7] 13pp.

[8]

in English

[9] Robert Hooke's Critique of Newton's Theory of Light and Colors (delivered 1672) [History of the Royal Society, Vol. 3 (1757)] Some Experiments propos'd in relation to Mr. Newton's Theory of light … together with the Observations made thereupon by the Author of that Theory [Philosophical Transactions 83 (20 May 1672)] A Latin Letter … by Ignatius Gaston Pardies … containing some Animadversions upon Mr. Isaac Newton … his Theory of Light [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)] A Letter of the Learn'd Franc. Linus … animadverting upon … Mr. Isaac Newton's Theory of Light and Colors, date 6 October 1674 [Philosophical Transactions 110 (25 January 1674/5)] A Letter from Liege concerning Mr Newton's Experiment of the colour'd Spectrum [Philosophical Transactions 128 (25 September 1676)]

[10] 4pp.

[11]

in English

[12] Christiaan Huygens' comments on Newton's telescope [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)] Newton's figure of his reflecting telescope with explanations [EL/N1/37]

[13] 3pp.

[14] Christiaan Huygens' comments on Newton's telescope [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)]

[15] 2pp.

[16]

in English

[17] 4pp.

[18]

in English

[19] 4pp.

[20]

in English

[21] The Observations, made upon these proposals [of Robert Moray] [Philosophical Transactions 83 (20 May 1672)] A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton … containing his New Theory about Light and Colors [Philosophical Transactions 80 (19 Feb. 1671/2)]

[22] 4pp.

[23]

in Latin

[24] Mr Newtons Letter of April 13. 1672 … being an Answer to the fore-going Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)] Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 13 April 1672 [EL/N1/38] A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton … containing his New Theory about Light and Colors [Philosophical Transactions 80 (19 Feb. 1671/2)]

[25] 3pp.

[26]

in Latin

[27] A second Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)] A Latin Letter … by Ignatius Gaston Pardies … containing some Animadversions upon Mr. Isaac Newton … his Theory of Light [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)] Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 13 April 1672 [EL/N1/38]

[28] 4pp.

[29]

in English with Latin translation

[30] 2pp.

[31]

in Latin

[32] Mr. Newton's Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Ignace Pardies] [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)] Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672 [EL/N1/40] Mr Newtons Letter of April 13. 1672 … being an Answer to the fore-going Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)]

[33] 2pp.

[34]

in English

[35] Mr. Newtons Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)] An Extract of Mr Isaac Newton's Letter … concerning the Number of Colors [Philosophical Transactions 97 (6 October 1673)] Answer to Huygens' critique of Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 10 June 1673 [EL/N1/47] Mr Isaac Newtons Answer to some Considerations [of Robert Hooke] upon his doctrine of Light and Colors [Philosophical Transactions 88 (18 November 1672)]

[36] 6pp.

[37]

in English

[38] An Extract of a Letter lately written by an ingenious person from Paris [Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)] Answer to Huygens' critique of Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 10 June 1673 [EL/N1/47]

[39] 4pp.

[40]

in English

[41] An answer (to the former Letter) … by the same Parisian Philosopher [Philosophical Transactions 97 (6 October 1673)] An Extract of a Letter lately written by an ingenious person from Paris [Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)]

[42] 1p.

[43]

in English

[44] An Extract of Mr Isaac Newton's Letter … concerning the Number of Colors [Philosophical Transactions 97 (6 October 1673)]

[45] 3pp.

[46]

in English

[47] An Answer to this Letter [of Francis Linus], written 5 December 1674 [Philosophical Transactions 110 (25 January 1674/5)] A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton … containing his New Theory about Light and Colors [Philosophical Transactions 80 (19 Feb. 1671/2)]

[48] 2 pp.

[49]

in English

[50] Mr. Isaac Newton's Considerations on the former Reply [of Francis Linus] [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)] An extract of another Letter of Mr. Newton [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)] A particular Answer of Mr. Isaak Newton to Mr. Linus his Letter [Philosophical Transactions 123 (25 March 1676)] Letter to Oldenburg answering Linus's second letter on Newton's new doctrine of light and colour [EL/N1/51] Response to Linus's second letter concerning Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 13 November 1675 [EL/N1/48] An Answer to this Letter [of Francis Linus], written 5 December 1674 [Philosophical Transactions 110 (25 January 1674/5)]

[51] 2pp.

[52]

in English

[53] A letter of Mr. Franc. Linus … being a reply to the Letter printed in Numb. 110 [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)] Response to Linus's second letter concerning Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 13 November 1675 [EL/N1/48]

[54] 2pp.

[55]

in English

[56] A letter of Mr. Franc. Linus … being a reply to the Letter printed in Numb. 110 [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)]

[57] 6pp.

[58]

in English

[59] A letter of Mr. Franc. Linus … being a reply to the Letter printed in Numb. 110 [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)] Letter to Oldenburg answering Linus's second letter on Newton's new doctrine of light and colour [EL/N1/51]

[60] 7pp.

[61]

in English

[62] Mr Newton's Answer to the precedent Letter [Philosophical Transactions 128 (25 September 1676)] Letter to Oldenburg on the lengths and angles of prism images, dated 18 August 1676 [EL/N1/53] A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton … containing his New Theory about Light and Colors [Philosophical Transactions 80 (19 Feb. 1671/2)]

[63] 8pp.

[64]

in English

[65] A Letter from Liege concerning Mr Newton's Experiment of the colour'd Spectrum [Philosophical Transactions 128 (25 September 1676)] Letter to Oldenburg on the lengths and angles of prism images, dated 18 August 1676 [EL/N1/53]

[66] 2pp.

[67]

in English

[68] 20 pp.

[69]

in English

[70] An Extract of a Letter lately written by an ingenious person from Paris [Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)] Robert Hooke's Critique of Newton's Theory of Light and Colors (delivered 1672) [History of the Royal Society, Vol. 3 (1757)]

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