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Babson College's Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts
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Box 1

Manuscripts

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BAB 1 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Ex Lumine de tenebris. ([approx. 1690])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 414

Notes

Includes "Foliation of Babson MS 416, B:1," prepared by James R. (James Robert) Voelkel, 1962–.
 

BAB 2 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Miscellaneous alchemical notes and emblems. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 416

 

BAB 3 "Lib. Chem," an inventory of alchemical works in Newton's private library, with shelf marks. ([approx. 1690-1700])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 418

 

BAB 4 "Notes out of ye Diary of ye Parliamt 1660." (1660)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 423

 

BAB 5 Draft of a testimonial letter to John Flamsteed, 1646–1719, on behalf of Edward Paget. (1682, Apr. 3)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 424

 

BAB 6 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Note to John Grigsby. (1713, Sep. 1)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 425

Notes

Attached to document for Thorpe's catalogue (2 p.).
 

BAB 7 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Note for ₤100 lent to Thomas Ayscough, (1720-1722/23)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 426.

Notes

Note dated October 3, 1720, with memoranda by Newton dated March 16, 1722/23.
 

BAB 8 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Letter to Robert Hooke, 1635–1703, (1678, June 8)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 427

Notes

With wax seal.
 

BAB 9 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Letter to Thomas Mason. (1726, May 10)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 428

Box 2

Manuscripts

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 HM 76721 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Representation of the gold, and silver coin, upon the lowering Guineas to 21 shi's. (1717, Sept. 21)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 429

 

 BAB 10 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Certificate of ₤300 bail for John Irish, charged with clipping coin. (1696/[97], Jan. 2)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 430

 

 BAB 11 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Summons for Thomas Crawford upon suspicion of counterfeiting coin. (1699, Aug. 27)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 431

 

 BAB 12 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Draft of a letter asking for minerals from Bohemia or Hungary. ([approx. 1669])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 433

 

 BAB 13 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Notes on the chief rulers of ancient synagogues. ([approx. 1709])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 435

Notes

Sealed with red wax.
 

 BAB 14 Draft notes on Athanasian doctrines. ([approx. 1690])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 436

 

 BAB 15 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Notes on 2 Kings 17. ([approx. 1670])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 437

 

 BAB 16 Draft notes on early Church rites and the Creed. ([approx. 1710])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 438

Notes

With remains of red wax seal.
 

 BAB 17 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Newton family pedigrees with genealogical trees. ([approx. 1705])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 439, 440, and 441

 

 BAB 18 Le Neve, Peter, 1661–1729. Letter to Isaac Newton, 1642–1727. (1705, Nov. 24)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 442

Notes

With remains of red wax seal.
 

 BAB 19 [Newton, John, 1651–1734]. Draft of an affidavit (in the hand of Peter Le Neve, 1661–1729). (1705, Nov.)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 443

Box 3

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 BAB 20 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Draft of an affidavit (in the hand of Peter Le Neve, 1661–1729, with autograph additions by Newton) drawn up for the College of Heralds. (1705, Nov.)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 444

 

 BAB 21 Menshikov, Alexsandr Danilovich, 1673–1729. Letter in French to Isaac Newton, 1642–1727, asking that he be admitted to the Royal Society. (1714, Aug. 23)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 445

 

 BAB 22 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. First draft of a signed letter in Latin to Alexsandr Danilovich Menshikov, 1673–1729. (1714, Oct. 21)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 446

 

 BAB 23 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Second draft of a signed letter in Latin to Alexsandr Danilovich Menshikov, 1673–1729. (1714, Oct. 24)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 447

 

 BAB 24 Biot, Jean-Baptiste, 1774–1862. Letter to George Peacock, 1791–1858. (1818, Jan. 12)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 449

Notes

With red wax seal. Includes typed English translation.
 

 BAB 25 Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778–1868. Letter to M. Ward. (1838, Dec. 12)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 450

 

 BAB 26 George, Prince, consort of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1653–1708. "A Coppy of His late Royall Highness Warrt. to pay to Francis Roberts Esqur. & otherns not exceeding 1000 pounds. Paid in pt. to Sr Isaac Newton 384.7.6.." (1705, Nov. 30)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 451

 

 BAB 27 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646–1716. Letter to Nicolas Bernoulli, 1687–1759. (1713, June 28)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 452

 

 BAB 28 Engraved trade card of "James Simons, at Sir Isaac Newton's Head." ([between 1771 and 1790])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 455

 

 BAB 29 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Notes on Church history, drawn mainly from the Annales of Baronius. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 704

 

 BAB 30 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Experiments of refining Gold with Antimony, made by Dr. Jonathan Goddard." ([undated])  

Babson Catalog No: Babson 725

Box 4

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 BAB 31 Grindall, William. Bill for household goods to Isaac Newton, 1642–1727. (1712/13, Feb.)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 734

 

 BAB 32 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Fragment of a table possibly relating to time differences. ([approx. 1699])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 737

 

 BAB 33 Oldenburg, Henry, approximately 1615–1677. Letter to Johannes Hevelius, 1611–1687, informing him of Newton's invention of the Reflecting Telescope. (1672/[73], Mar. 18)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 826

 

 BAB 34 Maupertius, 1698–1759. Letter signed "Jeudy" at top, regarding critics of Freiherr von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, 1646–1716, and Jacob Hermann, 1678-1733. ([approx. 1750])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 827

 

 BAB 35 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Table of time variations in various European cities. ([after 1687])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 919

Notes

With typed transcription.
 

 BAB 36 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Notes on Biblical chronology. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 1029

 

 BAB 37 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Loca difficilia in Novo Lumine Chymico explicata." ([approx. 1668])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 925

 

 BAB 38 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Letter to an unnamed friend regarding Woolsthorpe Manor. (1687/88, Jan. 11)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 1000

Notes

Previously thought to be in Newton's hand (probably is not).
 

 BAB 39 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Fragments of calculations. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 1030

Box 5

Oversize Manuscripts

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 BAB 40 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Notes "Ex Rosario Magno." ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 415

 

 BAB 41 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Operationum Ordo, etc.," including a large compilation of alchemical citations. ([approx. 1690])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 417

 

 BAB 42 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Of Chemicall Authors & their writings." ([between 1670 and 1675])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 419

Notes

Also includes foliation mock-up prepared by James R. (James Robert) Voelkel, 1962–.
 

 BAB 43 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Praxis," an alchemical treatise, with notes and an earlier draft. ([1690s?])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 420

Box 6

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 BAB 44 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Three sets of miscellaneous chemical and alchemical notes. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 421

 

 BAB 45 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Henricus Sextus." ([approx. 1661])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 422

Notes

Not in Newton's hand.
 

 BAB 46 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Receipt in coinage duty from John Smith. (1723, July)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 432

 

 BAB 47 Castillon, Jean, 1708-1791. Letter to the Secretary of the Royal Society. (1748)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 453

Notes

With printed title page of Opera Omnia by Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, edited by Castillon.
 

 BAB 48 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "Miscellanea," Latin notes on experiments, chiefly from Codicillus and Testamentum by Ramon Llull, 1232?-1316, and the Theatrum Chemicum of Lazarus Zetzner, –1616. ([before 1695])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 747

Box 7

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 BAB 49 Jacquier, François, 1711-1788. Letter to Dortous de Mairan, 1678-1771. (1740, Oct. 1)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 766

 

 BAB 50 Great Britain. Royal Mint. Indenture pertaining to Isaac Newton's role as Master of the Mint. (1700, Dec. 23)

Babson Catalog No: Babson 860

 

 BAB 51 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. "An Argument perswading yt ye Queens Majtie ought to have in Conscience a great care of ye safety of her own Person." ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 920

Notes

Not in Newton's hand.
 

 BAB 52 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. Series of Latin anagrams and list of authors cited in the Ludus Puerorum, Scala Philosophorum, and Rosarium Magnum, and draft of a letter presumably to the Treasury. ([undated])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 1006

Box 8

A Treatise or Remarks on Solomon's Temple

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 BAB 53 Newton, Isaac, 1642–1727. A treatise or remarks on Solomon's Temple. "Prolegomena ad lexici prophetic partem secundam in quibus agitur De forma sancturaii Judaici…Commentarium." ([after 1690])

Babson Catalog No: Babson 434