Catalogue Entry: ALCH00108

'Index Chemicus'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by 'Goldschmidt' for £10; subsequent history unclear.

Sotheby Lot



The beginnings of a draft version of Keynes Ms. 30, but the alphabetical headings run only from 'Ablutio' to 'Aqua fœtida', each followed by extensive page references to a range of alchemical literature.


See Westfall, 'Newton's Index Chemicus', 177-8, esp. n. 13.

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