Newton’s Optical Theories & Optical Correspondence

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26.

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

27.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 16r-17v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00393

28.

Mr. Newton's Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Ignace Pardies]

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 85 (15 July 1672), pp. 5014-5018.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00029

29.

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

30.

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

31.

Letter to to Henry Oldenburg, dated 30 July 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/41, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00313

32.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 34r-35v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00398

33.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 28r-29v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00395

34.

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

35.

Copy of an extract from Newton to John Collins, dated 10 December 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/42-44, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00314

36.

Copy of an extract of a letter to John Collins, dated 10 December 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/45, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00315

37.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 30r-31v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00396

38.

Answer to Huygens' critique of Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 10 June 1673

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/47, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00317

39.

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

40.

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

41.

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

42.

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

43.

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

44.

An Answer to this Letter [of Francis Linus], written 5 December 1674

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 110 (25 January 1674/5), pp. 219.

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00054

45.

Draft of the 'Discourse concerning Light and Colors'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, ff. 549r-567v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00127

46.

Draft of the 'Discourse Concerning Light and Colors'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, ff. 519r-529r, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00126

47.

Draft of the 'Hypothesis Concerning Light and Colors'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, ff. 475r-482v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00121

48.

Optical diagrams

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 9597/2/18/89-90, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00287

49.

Draft of the 'Discourse Concerning Light and Colors'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, ff. 501r-517r, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00122

50.

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

[1] 3pp.

[2]

in Latin

[3] 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]

[4] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[5] 5 pp.

[6]

in Latin

[7] A second Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)] Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672 [EL/N1/40]

[8] 2pp.

[9]

in Latin

[10] 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)]

[11] 4pp.

[12]

in English with Latin translation

[13] 2 pp.

[14]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 221

[15]

in English

[16] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[17] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[18] 20 pp.

[19]

in English

[20] 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)]

[21] 5 pp. on 3 ff.

[22]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), pp. 247-50.

[23]

in English with a little Latin

[24] 2 pp.

[25]

in English

[26] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[27] 4 pp.

[28]

Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 96 (21 July 1673), pp. 6087-6092.

An Extract of a Letter lately written by an ingenious person from Paris [Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)] Mr. Newtons Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Christiaan Huygens] [Philosophical Transactions 96 (21 July 1673)]

[29]

in English

[30] 2pp.

[31]

in English

[32] 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)]

[33] 6pp.

[34]

in English

[35] 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]

[36] 1p.

[37]

in English

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

[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] 3pp.

[43]

in English

[44] 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)]

[45] 1p.

[46]

in English

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

[48] 2 pp.

[49]

[50] 2 pp.

[51]

[52] 15 pp.

[53]

[54] 2 ff.

[55]

[56]

[57] 58pp.

[58]

in English

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

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