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Isaac Newton

Woolsthorpe (Lincolnshire) 1642 - London 1727

The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings – whether they were printed or not. The edition presents a full (diplomatic) rendition featuring all the amendments Newton made to his own texts or a more readable (normalised) version. We also make available translations of his most important Latin religious texts.
Although Newton is best known for his theory of universal gravitation and discovery of calculus, his interests were much broader than is usually appreciated. In addition to his celebrated scientific and mathematical writings, Newton also wrote many alchemical and religious texts and he left many administrative papers in his role as Warden and then Master of the Mint.

Bibliography: G. Smith, Isaac Newton, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; ibid., Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, op. cit.; A. Janiak, Newton's Philosophy, op. cit.; R. Rynasiewicz, Newton's views on space, time, and motion, op. cit.

Isaac Newton Library

Based by kind permission of Cambridge University Press on John Harrison, The Library of Isaac Newton [Cambridge: CUP, 1978]. The following entries are in the order that Harrison catalogued them, with their appropriate Harrison-number. These are generally in alphabetical order on author, but follow title when for instance the author is not directly mentioned in the book, or is unknown. With classical authors Harrison in general uses the first name for ordering purposes, e.g. "Dionysius Periegetis" under D. Books that are at the Wren Library in Trinity College, Cambridge, are indicated by "Tr" followed by their shelf-number. Similarly, those books at Cambridge University Library are indicated by "ULC". ? indicates that the current whereabouts of a book are unknown. Since Harrison’s volume was published, a number of books from Newton’s library have resurfaced at auctions and among rare book collections. The Newton Project has sought to update Harrison’s catalogue where possible, and will continue to do so.

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