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201.

Chapter 4: 'The Macrocosm.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00021

202.

Chapter 5: 'The Curious Itinerary.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00022

203.

Chapter 6: 'The Long-Lost Truth.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00023

204.

Chapter 7: 'Much Greater, Than Commonly Imagined.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00024

205.

Chapter 8: 'I Have Ever Been Studious in Divinity.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00025

206.

Chapter 9: 'A Truely to be Respected Learned Man.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00026

207.

Chapter 10: 'These Learned Lives.'

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00027

208.

Bibliography

Author: David Boyd Haycock

Source: David Boyd Haycock, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (2002).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00028

209.

Front Matter to Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00056

210.

List of Abbreviations

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00057

211.

Chapter One: Servant of the Church

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00058

212.

Chapter Two: Servant of God

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00059

213.

Chapter Three: An Intelligencer's Ethos

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00060

214.

Chapter Four: Panaceas of the Soul: Comenius and the Dream of Universal Knowledge

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00061

215.

Chapter Five: Curing Creation: Alchemy and Spirituality

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00062

216.

Chapter Six: Universal Medicines: Johann Rudolph Glauber and his Reception in England

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00063

217.

Chapter Seven: The Dawn of Wisdom

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00064

218.

Conclusion

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00065

219.

Appendix 1

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00066

220.

Appendix 2

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00067

221.

Appendix 3

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00068

222.

Bibliography

Author: John T. Young

Source: John T. Young, Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer, and the Hartlib Circle (Aldershot: 1998).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00069

223.

'Quæstiones quædam Philosophiæ' ('Certain Philosophical Questions')

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3996, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00092

224.

De Gravitatione et æquipondio fluidorum

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 4003, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00093

225.

Front Matter to A Collection of Papers … between the late Learned Mr. Leibniz and Dr. Clarke

Author: Samuel Clarke

Source: Samuel Clarke, A Collection of Papers, Which passed between the late Learned Mr. Leibniz, and Dr. Clarke, In the Years 1715 and 1716 (London: 1717).

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00225

[1] Chapter 5: 'The Curious Itinerary.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 3: 'The Microcosm'. [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[2] Chapter 6: 'The Long-Lost Truth.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 4: 'The Macrocosm.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[3] Chapter 7: 'Much Greater, Than Commonly Imagined.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 5: 'The Curious Itinerary.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[4] Chapter 8: 'I Have Ever Been Studious in Divinity.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 6: 'The Long-Lost Truth.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[5] Chapter 9: 'A Truely to be Respected Learned Man.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 7: 'Much Greater, Than Commonly Imagined.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[6] Chapter 10: 'These Learned Lives.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 8: 'I Have Ever Been Studious in Divinity.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[7] Bibliography [The Curious Itinerary (2002)] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 9: 'A Truely to be Respected Learned Man.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[8] The Curious Itinerary (2002) Chapter 10: 'These Learned Lives.' [The Curious Itinerary (2002)]

[9] List of Abbreviations [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)

[10] Chapter One: Servant of the Church [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Front Matter to Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[11] Chapter Two: Servant of God [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) List of Abbreviations [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[12] Chapter Three: An Intelligencer's Ethos [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter One: Servant of the Church [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[13] Chapter Four: Panaceas of the Soul: Comenius and the Dream of Universal Knowledge [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Two: Servant of God [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[14] Chapter Five: Curing Creation: Alchemy and Spirituality [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Three: An Intelligencer's Ethos [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[15] Chapter Six: Universal Medicines: Johann Rudolph Glauber and his Reception in England [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Four: Panaceas of the Soul: Comenius and the Dream of Universal Knowledge [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[16] Chapter Seven: The Dawn of Wisdom [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Five: Curing Creation: Alchemy and Spirituality [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[17] Conclusion [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Six: Universal Medicines: Johann Rudolph Glauber and his Reception in England [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[18] Appendix 1 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Chapter Seven: The Dawn of Wisdom [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[19] Appendix 2 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Conclusion [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[20] Appendix 3 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Appendix 1 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[21] Bibliography [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Appendix 2 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[22] Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998) Appendix 3 [Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy (1998)]

[23]

This undergraduate notebook charts the beginnings of Newton's scientific career. Ignoring the traditional Aristotelian curriculum, Newton packed his private notebook with analyses and criticisms of the latest theories in mathematics, optics and physics, together with a wide range of his own 'philosophical questions'.

[24]

The last section (ff. 87-135) is reproduced (in both diplomatic and modernised transcriptions), with an extensive introduction and commentary, in McGuire and Tamny, Certain Philosophical Questions (text on pp. 329-465). See also the detailed discussion in Westfall, Never at Rest, 89-97.

[25]

On front flyleaf: 'Isaac Newton/ Trin: Coll Cant/ 1661', and, in Thomas Pellet's hand: Sep. 25 1727/ Not fit to be printed/ T: Pellet'. Written from both ends: the foliation, which was added later (probably by University Library staff) starts from the front (30 ff. including the front flyleaf as f. 1) and resumes from the back (ff. 31-140).

ff. 3-15 Greek notes from Aristotle's Organon.

ff. 16-26r Latin notes from Johannes Magirus's Physiologiæ peripateticæ.

ff. 26v-30v English notes on astronomy.

[from back of book:]

ff. 34r-81v Greek and Latin notes from various sources.

ff. 83r-v English notes on Descartes.

ff. 87r-135r 'Questiones quædam Philosophcæ [sic]', in English. Notes on a huge range of topics relating to natural philosophy and reflecting the development of Newton's personal and largely extra-curricular interests during his student years. Some of the last entries ('Of God', f. 128, 'Of ye Creation', f. 129, 'Of ye soule', f. 130) introduce a theological note.

[26] 140 ff. of which 13 blank.

[27]

in Greek, Latin and English

[28]

[29]

Transcription and English translation in A.R. and M.B. Hall, Unpublished Scientific Papers, 90-156.

[30]

On the front cover in Thomas Pellet's hand: 'Sep 25 1727/ Not fit to be printed/ Tho Pellet'.

Ostensibly a dissertation on hydrostatics, more properly an attack on the supposedly atheistic philosophy of Descartes. Probably associated with the Principia.

[31] 40 pp.

[32]

in Latin

[33]

[34] Mr. Leibniz's First Paper [Collection of Papers [Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence] (1717)] Collection of Papers [Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence] (1717)

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