Catalogue Entry: ALCH00080

'Notanda Chymica' (late 1660s).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: NMAHRB Ms. 1028 B, Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

[Normalized Text (at Chymistry of Isaac Newton)]

Custodial History

Previously Burndy Ms. 14. Bought at the Sotheby sale by C.A. Stonehill for £7.10s Offered on 7 September for £12 to Keynes, who returned it. On 28 October following Stonehill told Yahuda he would accept his offer of £9.9s. but this seems to have fallen through. Acquired at some point by Bern Dibner, who donated it to the Smithsonian.

Sotheby Lot



Notes and extracts, with page references, chiefly from Michael Maier's Arcana arcanissima, though there is also reference to the 'Rosarium Philosophorum' from Zetzner's Theatrum Chemicum.

See Dobbs, 'Newton Manuscripts at the Smithsonian', 106.

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