Browse texts by category: Miscellaneous

1.

Holograph notes on taxes payable by the University, Town and County of Cambridge.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/417, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00892

2.

Promises his vote for the presidency at next week's Royal Society election to Newton, whom he would make 'Perpetual Dictator' of the Society, and asking Newton how he should vote for the councillors and officers.

Author: John Chamberlayne

Source: MINT 19/2/334-5, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00893

3.

Asks for money to have a suit of clothes made up, and acknowledges previous kindnesses.

Author: John Arnold

Source: MINT 19/2/462, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00894

4.

Holograph notes on assaying and refining and the procedure to be followed in assessing trial pieces.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/294, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00895

5.

Holograph notes on experimental verification of the cubic content of a gallon pot, on the back of an envelope addressed to Newton.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/459, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00897

6.

Rough holograph notes in Latin on calculating latitudes and longitudes, preceded by a list in English of the requisite mathematical, geographical and astronomical tables.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/167, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00898

[1] Isaac Newton

[2]

Chamberlayne's letter printed in NC, 6: 43-4. Another draft of the report on Greenwich Observatory in Cambridge University Library Additional Ms. 4006, no. 31 (printed in NC, 6: 69-71). Slightly variant final version in the Royal Society's Council Minute Book, 18 February 1714 (II (copy), 274-6), printed in Francis Baily, An Account of the Reverend John Flamsteed (London, 1835-7, reprinted London, 1966), 307-8.

[3]

A holograph draft version of MINT00609 (Mint 19/2/435) is written over the top of Chamberlayne's letter. The same sheet has also been used for a holograph draft report for the Ordnance Office on equipment in Greenwich Observatory, and for drafts relating to the calculus controversy.

[4] Isaac Newton

[5]

Calendared in NC, 7: 374 (no. 1524).

[6]

On reverse: holograph notes for MINT00512 (Mint 19/2/471).

[7]

Followed by notes on the distribution of an issue of medals, and on money owed for materials and work on these medals, with related calculations. On reverse: heading 'Paper about the Longitudes, &c' [this proposed essay appears not to have been pursued any further than the title].

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