Isaac Newton’s Works

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1.

'Paradoxical Questions concerning the morals & actions of Athanasius & his followers'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: **N563M3 P222, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00117

2.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 5A, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00255

3.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 6, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00256

4.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 10 December 1692

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 4A-5, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00254

5.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 7-8, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00258

6.

Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: ASC Ms. N47 HER, James White Library, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00088

7.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 16 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

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

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00307

8.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 19 March 1671

Author: Isaac Newton

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

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00308

9.

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

10.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 13 April 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/38, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00310

11.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 11 June 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/39, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00311

12.

Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/40, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00312

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

Copy of a letter to John Collins, dated 9 April 1672

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/46, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00316

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

Note about his reflecting telescope

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/50, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00320

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

Letter to Oldenburg on delays conducting experiments

Author: Isaac Newton

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

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00324

25.

Letter to Edmund Halley on the doctrine of projectiles and motions of the heavens

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: EL/N1/55, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00325

[1]

Extraordinary denunciation of the fourth-century Saint Athanasius, reputedly the 'Father of Orthodoxy' but in Newton's eyes the founder of a depraved, trinitarian form of Christianity. Apart from founding perverse groups such as those of monks, 'feigning' miracles and promoting the worship of relics, Athanasius allegedly endorsed or even committed the murder of his enemies. Long after the event, according to Newton, he also forged letters and accounts of major councils that formed the basis for future Church doctrine.

[2]

SL266 is described in the Sotheby catalogue as c. 30,000 words on 120 pp. (i.e. 120 written sides?). The catalogue does, however, tend to underestimate the number of words Newton could get onto a page. Babson Ms. 436 may have been a part of this lot.

[3]

The first half of this (up to f. 37) is an earlier draft of King's College Cambridge, Keynes Ms. 10.

[4]

f. 1r 'Quæst 1. Whether ye ignominious death of Arius in a bog-house was not a story put about by Athanasius above twenty years after his death?'

f. 10r 'Quest. 2 \2/ Whether the Meletians deserved that ill Character wch Athanasius gave them.'

f. 11r 'Quest. 3 Whether the Council of Tyre & Ierusalem was not an bigger \orthodox authentic/ Council \bigger/ than that of Nice'

f. 15r 'Quest. 4 Whether Athanasius in ye Council of Tyre produced Arsenius alive or only his letter of Arsenius to prove yt he was not dead. Whether it was Arsenius alive or only his letter wch Athanasius produced in ye Council of Tyre to prove that he was not dead.'

f. 15r 'Quest. 5. Whether ye story of the dead man's hand & the living Arsenius was not feigned by Athanasius about 25 years after ye time of ye Council of Tyre.'

f. 17r 'Quest. 6 Whether the Letter of Pinnes was not for for proving Arsenius to be alive was not feigned by Athanasius being at ye same time wth ye story of the dead mans hand.'

f. 19r 'Quest. 7 Whether the story \Letter/ of Arsenius was not feigned by Athanasius before the convening of ye Council of Tyre?'

f. 21r 'Quest 8 Whether the Letter of Ischyras was not feigned by Athanasius'

f. 23r 'Quest 9 Whether the Recantation of Valens & Vrsatius was not feigned by the friends of Athanasius.'

f. 24v 'Whether Vrsatius & Valens made any other confession besides that in ye Council of Millain.'

f. 25r 'Quest. 10 Whether Athanasius was accused of adultery before the Council of Tyre.'

f. 26r 'Quest Whether Athanasius did not \ misrepresent / impose upon ye western Bishops'

'Quæst. 11 Whether Athanasius hath \ did / not misrepresent the story of the communion cup of Ischyras \ accusation of his breaking charged upon him / \ by / subverting the communion Table and demolishing the Church. Whether Athanasius did \ fairly sincerely/ acquit himself of ye crime of breaking ye communion cup \ & whether he did not feign the letter / of Ischyras.'

f. 28r 'Quest. 12 Whether Athanasius was not made Bishop of Alexandria by sedition & violence against the canons of that Church.'

f. 29r 'Quest. 13 Whether Athanasius was not justly deposed by ye Council of Tyre.'

f. 32r 'Quest. 14 Whether Athanasius was not seditious.'

f. 34r 'Quest. 15 Whether Constantius persecuted the Athanasians for religion or only punished them for immorality.'

f. 38r 'Quest. Whether Athanasius \& his friends/ did not corrupt & feign \the/ records of the Councils of Nice & Sardica.'

f. 49r 'Quest Whether \the Emperor/ Valens persecuted the Athanasians for religion or only punished them for their faults \immoralities./'

f. 54r 'Quest. Whether Athanasius did not set on foot the invocation of saints'

f. 61r 'Whether Athanasius did not for promoting his interest set on foot the practise of false miracles.'

f. 72r 'Quest. Whether the Roman Catholicks were not wicked enough to deserve what they suffered under Constantius, Valens & the Vandals.'

f. 79r 'Quest. Whether the Vandals persecuted the Africans for their faith or only punished them for their immoralities.'

f. 80r 'Whether Athanasius did not for promoting his interest set on foot the way of writing lying \fabulous/ Legends, & propagate the superstition of Monkery.'

f. 82r 'Whether Athanasius for stifling objections taken from ye writings of Dionysius of Alexandria & from ye Council of Antioch collected against Paul of Samosat & for changing the ancient Doxology did not feign records.'

[5] 83 ff.

[6]

in English

[7]

in English

[8] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 10 December 1692 [189.R.4.47, ff. 4A-5] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 6]

[9]

in English

[10] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 5A] Original letter from Richard Bentley to Newton [189.R.4.47, ff. 3-4]

[11]

in English

[12] Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3 [189.R.4.47, f. 5A]

[13]

in English

[14] Original letter from Richard Bentley to Newton [189.R.4.47, ff. 3-4]

[15]

Notes from the Bible and Talmud. Includes the sub-headings 'Of Elias' (p. 8) and 'Ex Talmud Babylonici Codice Middoth' (p. 35).

[16] 40 pp. on 5 quarto signatures

[17]

in English and Latin with quotations in Greek and Hebrew

[18] Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming [ASC Ms. N47 HER]

[19] 2 pp.

[20]

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

[21]

in English

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

[23] 2 pp.

[24]

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]

[25]

in English

[26] 2 pp.

[27]

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)]

[28]

in English

[29] 2 pp.

[30]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 140

A Latin Letter … by Ignatius Gaston Pardies … containing some Animadversions upon Mr. Isaac Newton … his Theory of Light [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)] Mr Newtons Letter of April 13. 1672 … being an Answer to the fore-going Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 84 (17 June 1672)]

[31]

in English

[32] 2 pp.

[33]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 193

Letter to to Henry Oldenburg for Ignatius-Gaston Pardies, dated 10 June 1672 [EL/N1/40]

[34]

in English

[35] 2 pp.

[36]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 1 (Cambridge: 1959), p. 163 and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 85 (15 July 1672), pp. 5014-5018.

Letter to Henry Oldenburg, dated 11 June 1672 [EL/N1/39] A second Letter of P. Pardies [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)] Mr. Newton's Answer to the foregoing Letter [of Ignace Pardies] [Philosophical Transactions 85 (15 July 1672)]

[37]

in English

[38] 2 pp.

[39]

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

[40]

in English

[41] 5 pp. on 3 ff.

[42]

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

[43]

in English with a little Latin

[44] 2 pp.

[45]

in English

[46] 4 pp.

[47]

in English

[48] 4 pp.

[49]

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)]

[50]

in English

[51] 2 pp.

[52]

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)]

[53]

in English

[54] 2 pp.

[55]

in English

[56] 1 p.

[57]

in English and French

[58] 2 pp.

[59]

in English

[60]

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)]

[61] 2 pp.

[62]

in English

[63]

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

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

[65] 6 pp.

[66]

in English with some Latin

[67]

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)]

[68] 2 pp.

[69]

in English

[70]

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]

[71] 4 pp.

[72]

in English with a little Latin

[73]

Published in H.W. Turnbull (ed), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, vol. 2 (Cambridge: 1960), p. 435

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