Biographical Materials about Newton (1700-1799)

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1.

Suppressed preface to the Historia cœlestis britannica

Author: John Flamsteed

Source: RGO Ms. 1/32C, ff. 74-93, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00033

2.

Account of Newton's life before going to university

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.02, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00165

3.

Fair copy of the Memoir of Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.01, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00145

4.

Drafts of various sections of the Memoir of Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.02, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00146

5.

Four draft plans for 'An Account of the State of Philosophy in general when Sr Isaac Newton first appeared'

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.01, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00164

6.

Draft account of Newton's life at Cambridge

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.04, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00167

7.

Notes on Newton's character

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.07, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00169

8.

Notes on Newton's care for his mother

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.08, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00170

9.

Account of Newton's manual dexterity

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.09, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00171

10.

Anecdotes about Newton from various sources

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.10, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00172

11.

Account of a conversation between Newton and Conduitt

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.11, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00173

12.

Extracts from Newton's notebooks

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.12, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00174

13.

Notes on Newton's dispute with Robert Hooke

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.13, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00175

14.

Notes on Newton's suitability for canonisation if not deification

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.14, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00176

15.

Eye-witness account of Newton's death

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.15, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00177

16.

Note on Newton's 'unpromising' infancy and (deleted) eulogy of Alexander Pope

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.16, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00178

17.

Rough draft preface for the Life of Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.17, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00179

18.

Draft account of Newton's early life

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.03, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00166

19.

Letter from Thomas Mason (rector of Colsterworth) to John Conduitt

Author: Thomas Mason

Source: Keynes Ms. 134, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00032

20.

Three drafts of a letter from John Conduitt to Bernard de Fontenelle offering him Conduitt's Memoir of Newton, and draft of a letter from Conduitt to Horace Walpole

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.04, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00148

21.

Letter from Bernard de Fontenelle to John Conduitt, dated 14 April 1727 (new style)

Author: Bernard de Fontenelle

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.05, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00149

22.

Account of Newton's funeral from "The London Gazette", No. 6569

Author: Unknown

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.12, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00002

23.

French translation of Conduitt's memoir and of the report of Newton's funeral from the London Gazette

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.03, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00147

24.

Letter from John Craig to unidentified recipient, dated 7 April 1727

Author: John Craig

Source: Keynes Ms. 132, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00030

25.

Letter reacting to Newton's death, from "Mist's Weekly Journal", No. 103

Author: Unknown

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.13, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00003

26.

Memoir of Newton, sent to Richard Mead in four instalments with covering letters, dated 26 June to 22 July 1727

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.03, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00158

27.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 26 June 1727

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.02, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00157

28.

Letter from Richard Mead to John Conduitt, dated 7 July 1727

Author: Richard Mead

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.04, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00159

29.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 15 July 1727

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.05, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00160

30.

Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard de Fontenelle, c. 21 July 1727

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.06, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00150

31.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 22 July 1727

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.08, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00163

32.

Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard de Fontenelle, dated 31 July 1727

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.07, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00151

33.

Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard de Fontenelle, dated 5 October 1727

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.08, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00152

34.

'Memorandums relating to Sir Isaac Newton'

Author: Abraham de Moivre

Source: Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection Ms. 1075.7, Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00034

35.

Letter from Bernard de Fontenelle to John Conduitt, dated 15 November 1727 (new style)

Author: Bernard de Fontenelle

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.09, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00153

36.

Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard de Fontenelle, dated 23 November 1727

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.10, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00154

37.

Preface to 'A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy'

Author: Henry Pemberton

Published in: A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00035

38.

The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

Author: Bernard de Fontenelle

Published in: The Life of Sir Isaac Newton. With an Account of his Writings (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00036

39.

Account of Newton

Author: William Whiston

Published in: A Collection of Authentick Records, pp. 1070-1082 (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00037

40.

Draft letter from John Conduitt to Bernard Fontenelle, dated 1 January 1727/8

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.11, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00155

41.

Letter to Professor Robert Smith

Author: Nicholas Wickins

Source: Keynes Ms. 137, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00035

42.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 16 January 1727/8

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.01, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00156

43.

Two letters from Humphrey Newton to John Conduitt

Author: Humphrey Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 135, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00033

44.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 13 February 1727/8

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.06, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00161

45.

Draft of a circular letter soliciting material for Conduitt's Life of Newton, dated 16 February 1728

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 131a, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00005

46.

Letter from William Stukeley to John Conduitt, dated 29 February 1627/8

Author: William Stukeley

Source: Keynes Ms. 136.07, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00162

47.

Draft letter to [Robert Brown?], dated 4 June 1729, concerning a proposed monument to Newton

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 131b, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00006

48.

'Miscellanea' (assorted notes and anecdotes concerning Newton)

Author: John Conduitt

Source: Keynes Ms. 130.05, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00168

49.

Letter to John Conduitt, 8 August 1730

Author: Nicolas de Fatio Duillier

Source: Keynes Ms. 96(F), King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00038

50.

Letter to John Conduitt, 12 August 1730

Author: Nicolas de Fatio Duillier

Source: Keynes Ms. 96(G), King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00039

51.

Letter to John Conduitt, 26 August 1730

Author: Nicolas de Fatio Duillier

Source: Keynes Ms. 96(H), King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00040

52.

Letter to John Conduitt, dated 27 September 1730 (new style), concerning a proposed memorial to Newton

Author: Owen Swiny

Source: Keynes Ms. 131c, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00007

53.

Three letters to John Conduitt, dated 16 August 1730, 12 October 1730 and 9 January 1730 (new style), concerning a proposed bust of Newton

Author: Ferdinand de Saint-Urbain

Source: Keynes Ms. 131d, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00008

54.

'Plan of Education, for a young Prince' (part 1), from "Fog's Weekly Journal", No. 195

Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay

Source: Keynes Ms. 129.14, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00004

55.

'Remarks on Sr Is. Newton', with a covering letter to John Conduitt

Author: William Derham

Source: Keynes Ms. 133, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00031

56.

Revised Memoir of Newton

Author: William Stukeley

Source: MS/142, Royal Society Library, London, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: OTHE00001

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