Newton’s Optical Theories & Optical Correspondence

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51.

Response to Linus's second letter concerning Newton's new theory of light and colours, dated 13 November 1675

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/48, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00318

52.

Letter to Oldenburg concerning Thomas Mace's Otocousticon, dated 30 November 1675

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/49, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00319

53.

Covering letter to the Hypothesis, Dec. 7 1675

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3970.3, f. 459r-v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00120

54.

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

55.

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

56.

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

57.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 36r-37v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00399

58.

Letter to Oldenburg answering Linus's second letter on Newton's new doctrine of light and colour

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/51, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00321

59.

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

60.

Letter to Oldenburg on his experiments to show colour and light

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/52, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00322

61.

Letter to Oldenburg on the lengths and angles of prism images, dated 18 August 1676

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/53, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00323

62.

Letter to Oldenburg on delays conducting experiments

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/54, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00324

63.

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

64.

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

65.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 38r-39v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00400

66.

Author: Henry Oldenburg

Source: MS Add. 3976, ff. 40r-41v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00401

67.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 10 August 1678

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/1, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00337

68.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 4 September 1678

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/2, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00338

69.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 19 September 1678

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/3, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00339

70.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 1 October 1678

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/4, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00340

71.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 18 April 1681

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/5, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00341

72.

Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 26 April 1683

Author: Arthur Storer

Source: MS Add. 3978/6, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00342

73.

Copy of a letter to John Flamsteed from a committee of the Royal Society

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/64, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00335

74.

Letter to Louis d'Aumont, dated 3 June 1714

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/65, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00336

75.

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

[1] 2 pp.

[2]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 356 and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 121 (24 January 1675/6), pp. 501-502.

A letter of Mr. Franc. Linus … being a reply to the Letter printed in Numb. 110 [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)] Mr. Isaac Newton's Considerations on the former Reply [of Francis Linus] [Philosophical Transactions 121 (24 January 1675/6)]

[3]

in English

[4] 2 pp.

[5]

in English

[6] 2 pp.

[7]

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

[9] 2 pp.

[10]

in English

[11] 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)]

[12] 2pp.

[13]

in English

[14] 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]

[15] 2pp.

[16]

in English

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

[18] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[19] 2 pp.

[20]

in English

[21]

Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 123 (25 March 1676), pp. 556-561 and partially published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 421.

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

[22] 6pp.

[23]

in English

[24] 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]

[25] 2 pp.

[26]

in English

[27]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Cambridge: 1960), p. 6.

[28] Letter to Oldenburg on delays conducting experiments [EL/N1/54]

[29] 6 pp.

[30]

in English with some Latin

[31]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Cambridge: 1960), p. 76 and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 128 (25 September 1676), pp. 698-705.

A Letter from Liege concerning Mr Newton's Experiment of the colour'd Spectrum [Philosophical Transactions 128 (25 September 1676)] Mr Newton's Answer to the precedent Letter [Philosophical Transactions 128 (25 September 1676)]

[32] 2 pp.

[33]

in English

[34]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Cambridge: 1960), p. 83.

Letter to Oldenburg on his experiments to show colour and light [EL/N1/52]

[35] 7pp.

[36]

in English

[37] 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)]

[38] 8pp.

[39]

in English

[40] 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]

[41] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[42] Editorial Note: This Note Empty

[43] 1 f.

[44]

in English

[45] Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 4 September 1678 [MS Add. 3978/2]

[46]

[47] 2 ff.

[48]

in English

[49] Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 10 August 1678 [MS Add. 3978/1] Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 26 April 1683 [MS Add. 3978/6]

[50]

[51] 2 ff.

[52]

in English

[53]

[54] Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 1 October 1678 [MS Add. 3978/4]

[55] 2 ff.

[56]

in English

[57] Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 19 September 1678 [MS Add. 3978/3] Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 18 April 1681 [MS Add. 3978/5]

[58]

[59] 3 ff.

[60]

in English

[61] Letter from Arthur Storer to Humphrey Babington, dated 1 October 1678 [MS Add. 3978/4]

[62]

[63] 3 ff.

[64]

in English

[65] Letter from Arthur Storer to Isaac Newton, dated 4 September 1678 [MS Add. 3978/2]

[66]

[67] 2 pp.

[68]

in English

[69] 2 pp.

[70]

in English

[71] 2pp.

[72]

in English

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