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Babson College's Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts
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Babson College's Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts contains research notes, correspondence, and documents of Isaac Newton. The collection also includes correspondence and legal documents related to Newton written by his contemporaries.
Background
Sir Isaac Newton, an English polymath, is one of the most influential scientists of all time. His Principia Naturalis Principia Mathematica of 1687 set forth a new system of the world based on universal gravitation, and revolutionized the study of physics, mechanics and astronomy. Newton discovered the principles of the calculus before he was 25 years of age (along with co-discoverer Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz). He also made fundamental contributions to optics, including the nature of light and color, and the invention of the first practical reflecting telescope.
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8 boxes 53 items
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining permission rests with the researcher.