Newton’s Correspondence

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1.

Letter from Newton to a friend, together with Collins's description of a telescope mentioned in the Newton letter

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/3, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00226

2.

Letter from Newton to Francis Aston, dated 18 May 1669

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/4, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00227

3.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 19 January 1669/70

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/1, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00224

4.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 6 February 1669/70

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/2, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00225

5.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 18 February 1669/70

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/5, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00228

6.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 11 July 1670

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/6, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00229

7.

Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, written c. 13-16 July 1670

Author: John Collins

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/7, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00230

8.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 16 July 1670

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/8, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00231

9.

Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 19 July 1670

Author: John Collins

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/9, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00232

10.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 27 September 1670

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/10, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00233

11.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 16 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/35, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00307

12.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/36, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00308

13.

Letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 5 July 1671

Author: John Collins

Source: MS Add. 3977.9, ff. 1r-1v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00200

14.

Draft response from Newton to John Collins's letter of 5 July 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3977.9, ff. 2r-2v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00201

15.

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 20 July 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/11, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00234

16.

Newton's figure of his reflecting telescope with explanations

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/37, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00309

17.

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 6 January 1671/2

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/12, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00235

18.

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 18 January 1671/2

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/13, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00236

19.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 1r-2v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00388

20.

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 29 January 1671/2

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/14, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00237

21.

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

22.

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 10 February 1671/2

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/15, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00238

23.

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

24.

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 20 February 1671/2

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/16, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00239

25.

Christiaan Huygens' comments on Newton's telescope

Author: Christiaan Huygens

Source: Christiaan Huygens, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 81 (25 March 1672), pp. 4008-4009.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00052

[1] 1 f.

[2]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 3-7

[3]

[4] 1 f.

[5]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 9-11

[6]

[7] 2 ff.

[8]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 16-21

[9]

[10] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 6 February 1669/70 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/2]

[11] 2 ff.

[12]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 23-5

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 19 January 1669/70 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/1] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 18 February 1669/70 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/5]

[13]

[14] 1 f.

[15]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 27

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 6 February 1669/70 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/2] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 11 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/6]

[16]

[17] 2 ff.

[18]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 30-1

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 18 February 1669/70 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/5] Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, written c. 13-16 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/7]

[19]

[20] 1 f.

[21]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 32-3

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 16 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/8] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 11 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/6]

[22]

[23] 2 ff.

[24]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 34-5

Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 19 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/9] Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, written c. 13-16 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/7]

[25]

[26] 1 f.

[27]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 36-8

Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 27 September 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/10] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 16 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/8]

[28]

[29] 2 ff.

[30]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 42-4

Draft letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 19 July 1670 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/9]

[31]

[32] 2 pp.

[33]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 120

[34]

in English

[35] Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671 [EL/N1/36]

[36] 2 pp.

[37]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 121

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 16 March 1671 [EL/N1/35]

[38]

in English

[39] 2 pp.

[40]

in English with a little Latin

[41] Draft response from Newton to John Collins's letter of 5 July 1671 [MS Add. 3977.9, ff. 2r-2v] Letter from Newton to John Collins, dated 20 July 1671 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/11]

[42]

[43] 2 pp.

[44]

in English with two words in Latin

[45] Letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 5 July 1671 [MS Add. 3977.9, ff. 1r-1v]

[46]

[47] 2 ff.

[48]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 67-9

Letter from John Collins to Newton, dated 5 July 1671 [MS Add. 3977.9, ff. 1r-1v]

[49]

[50] 2 pp.

[51]

Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 81 (25 March 1672), pp. 4004-4007.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671 [EL/N1/36] An Accompt of a New Catadioptrical Telescope invented by Mr. Newton [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)]

[52]

in English

[53] 2 ff.

[54]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 79-80

[55]

[56] Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 18 January 1671/2 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/13]

[57] 2 ff.

[58]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 82-3

Letter from Newton to Henry Oldenburg, dated 6 January 1671/2 [MS Add. 9597/2/18/12]

[59]

[60] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[61] 1 f.

[62]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 84

[63]

[64] 14pp.

[65]

in English

[66]

[67] 2 ff.

[68]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 108-9

[69]

[70] 13pp.

[71]

in English

[72] 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)]

[73] 2 ff.

[74]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 116-7

[75]

[76] 2pp.

[77]

in English

[78] An Extract of a Letter, received very lately, (March 19th) from the Inventor of this new Telescope, from Cambridge [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)] Mr. Newton's Letter … containing some more suggestions about his New Telescope [Philosophical Transactions 82 (22 April 1672)] An Accompt of a New Catadioptrical Telescope invented by Mr. Newton [Philosophical Transactions 81 (25 March 1672)]

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