Introducing Newton's Alchemical Papers
At the beginning of 2004, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton was established at the University of Indiana. Their goals are:
- to transcribe Newton's alchemical manuscripts
- to investigate the laboratory techniques of Newton's time
- to replicate contemporary equipment and experiments
The Chymistry of Isaac Newton operates in close collaboration with us with a view to creating a comprehensive resource that will encompass all aspects of Newton's thought and activity. A full listing of the source material it will make available can be found in the Alchemical Papers section of the Newton Project's online catalogue. Links to the material already available on the Chymistry site are provided below.
Alchemical texts sorted by date
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Notebook containing notes and experimental reports
Source: MS Add. 3975, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00110
Transcript of 'Sr George Ripley His Epistle to K Edward unfolded'
Source: Keynes Ms. 52, King's College, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00041
'Verses at the end of B[asil] Valentine's mystery of the Microcosm'
Source: Keynes Ms. 63, King's College, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00052
Two incomplete treatises on the vegetative growth of metals and minerals
Source: NMAHRB Ms. 1031 B, Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00081
Notes evidently on Newton's own laboratory experiments
Source: MS Add. 3973, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00109
Source: Keynes Ms. 30, King's College, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00019
'Of ye first Gate'
Source: Keynes Ms. 53, King's College, Cambridge, UK
Newton Catalogue ID: ALCH00042
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