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p. 51, guesses heat to be made by division of parts, for when two particles are parted it makes the æther rush in betwixt them and so vibrate. Receipt for making Phosphorus (Brandt's).
pp. 53–60, blank; pp. 61–65, extracts from Boyle on formes. p. 65, extracts from Starkey's Pyrotechny asserted.
p. 66, note of a petrifying spring in Peru, from a Spanish treatise translated by the Earl of Sandwich.
pp. 57-70, blank; pp. 71–80, extracts from Boyle on formes.
p. 80, experiments on the extraction of mercury from the nitrate and from corrosive sublimate by various other metals.
pp. 81, 82, receipts for making regulus of antimony by different metals.
p. 83, notes of alloys which fuse at low temperatures, and others which give a crystalline mass from fusion. Notes of the action of aquafortis, and of salammoniac, on salt, and oil of tartar or potassium carbonate; and of crude tartar on the same, and of tartarum vitriolatum (potassium bisulphate) on same : with
p. 84, the remark that some fools call the result of the last reaction magisterium tartari vitriolati.
note, that salammoniac is less volatile than muriatic acid or ammonium carbonate, which seems to explain a quotation from D. von der Becke which follows.
note of calcination of lead with salt of antimony and salammoniac and of volatilization of arsenical tin when heated with corrosive sublimate and salammoniac.
pp. 85–92, extracts from Boyle.
pp. 93—100, sundry receipts and extracts on various chemical reactions, chiefly from Boyle.
p. 101, receipts for making sundry preparations of antimony. Note of the action of corrosive sublimate on various ores.
p. 102, notes of experiments in the preparation of regulus of antimony.
p. 103, do. and of action of corrosive sublimate on antimony, silver, and mercury; of the heat produced by mixing oil of vitriol with water or spirit of wine; of the preparation of ether and oil of wine—not differing much from the account quoted on p. 64.
pp. 104, 105, note of warmth emitted on mixing water with spirit of antimony, and of sundry chemical reactions—the last on
saturation of spirit of antimony by different substances has blanks left for the quantities.
pp. 106, 107, other chemical experiments. Note of composition of fusible metal “ which in summer will melt in the sun,” with the (erroneous) remark that tinglas is more fusible than tin.
pp. 108–112, chemical experiments chiefly on preparations of antimony and scoria of regulus. Some of these (e.g. p. 111) are marked with an N in the margin.
p. 113, action of distilled liquor of antimony on salts of lead, iron and copper; action of heat on tartarised antimony.
p. 114, action of spar on distilled liquor of antimony, vinegar, and aquafortis, and of salt from clay of lead mines on do.; action of nitre on antimony.
pp. 115, 116, action of oil of vitriol on lead ore, and of an antimonial sublimate on several substances.
pp. 117–120, experiments with a substance to which the name ven. vol.” is given.
p. 121, note, that on May 10, 1681, and on the 14th and 15th he comprehended sundry alchemical names. This note has been scratched out, apparently in consequence of its having nothing to do with the subject of the other notes, but it is not certain that the foregoing experiments have not something to do with it.
p. 122, another note, that on May 18 he completed the solution of the alchemical symbol of the caduceus, followed by experiments on June 10 on sublimation of green and blue vitriol with salammoniac and the resulting sublimate with lead ore. Perhaps these experiments on sublimation were designed to test his interpretation of some alchemical symbols.
pp. 123 sqq. to 126, account of experiments in May and June, 1682; on sublimation of some salts with salammoniac, and some metals and alloys with the same, and with antimony.
pp. 127 to 130, June 26, 1682, and July 4, 1682, account of experiments on obtaining regulus from mixture of lead ores, antimony and bismuth ; and others similar.
p. 131, experiments on the action of various reguluses with spirit (? of salt).
pp. 132—4, other experiments on sublimation—the date, Tuesday, July 19, is given on p. 133; this must have been in 1683.
pp. 135 sqq., Feb. 29, 1683—4. An experiment in which he prepared the chlorides of mercury.
further experiments on " the net” which seems to contain iron and copper, and others of a similar kind. On p. 149 is the date, Friday, May 23.
p. 150, experiments on the spirit of zinc, Apr. 26, 1686.
pp. 151 to 158, experiments on some alloys of copper, antimony and iron, and continued on p. 267.
pp. 159 to 193, extracts from Boyle on the medical virtues of saline and other preparations.
pp. 194 to 206, blank; p. 207, extracts from Boyle on volatile salts of animal and vegetable substances.
pp. 209–223, extracts from Starkey's Pyrotechny asserted—on alkalies.
pp. 224 to 242, blank, except some headings.
pp. 243—4, some extracts from “Secrets Revealed” and other alchemical works.
pp. 245 to 260, blank, except heading.
pp. 262—4, blank. p. 265, recipe for ether, and its uses in medicine. p. 266, some recipes for medicines.
pp. 267, 8, continuation of experiments from p. 158. On this page is mentioned a liquor which dissolves the tinctures out of gold, silver, &c. and leaves only a white calx—but no directions for preparing it. Further experiments.
pp. 269–283, on regulus of antimony and alloys; similar in character to the former : rest of book blank, except 3
pages end, where is a list of prices of some chemicals in 1687 and again in 1693, and some notes of sublimation of vitriol with salammoniac.
* SECTION III.
1. Chapter v. of the Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms amended. A description of the Temple of Solomon. (Horsley's Newton, v. pp. 236 seqq.)
2. Transcript of part of the work on Chronology.
5. On the Chronology of the Egyptians, of the Gospel, &c. (confused).
6. Seven drafts (all in Newton's hand) of his remarks on the Chronology published under his name at Paris.
7. Some notes on the “Chronologie Abrégée.”
8. Dedication in French) of Newton's Chronology to the Queen.
* SECTION IV.
Papers on various historical subjects, chiefly of the reign of James II.,
relating to the Father Francis business, &c.
1. Certain arguments collected out of the Scriptures, out of the Civill Law, and the Common, exhibited to the Queen's Majestie by some of both houses against the Queen of Scots. Anno 13 Elizabeth.
2. An instance of Queen Elizabeth's power of dispensing with Acts of Parliament offered to the consideration of the Gentlemen of the University of Cambridge.
3. An argument perswading that the Queen's Majestie ought to have in conscience a great care of the safety of her own person. 4. A
copy of the association and Act of Parliament enforcing it in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
5. Royal Commission of James II. for a search and examination into the statutes of the Universities, Cathedral bodies, Grammar Schools, and other Ecclesiastical corporations.
6. The answer of the Vice-chancellor and Senate of the University of Cambridge to the question why they did not admit Alban Francis to the degree of M. A.
7. The answer to some questions propounded by the Lord Chancellor at the appearance of the Vice-chancellor and deputies of the Senate of the University of Cambridge before the Lords Commissioners. May 7, 1687. (5 copies.)
8. Sentence of deposition of the Vice-chancellor, J. Pechell, Master of Magdalene. 7 May, 1687.
An account of the Cambridge case, and all the proceedings thereon, ending with the sentence on Dr. Pechell.