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C. J. CLAY AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,

AVE MARIA LANE.

Alexander Fires

A CATALOGUE

OF THE

PORTSMOUTH COLLECTION

OF BOOKS AND PAPERS

WRITTEN BY OR BELONGING TO

SIR ISAAC NEWTON

THE SCIENTIFIC PORTION OF WHICH

HAS BEEN PRESENTED BY THE EARL OF PORTSMOUTH

TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DRAWN UP BY THE SYNDICATE APPOINTED

THE 6th NOVEMBER 1872

CAMBRIDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS

1888

QC 16 N7

c3

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A. AND SONS,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS,

Preg. alex, zivet 12-18-1923

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MATHEMATICS.

I. Early papers by Newton

II. Elementary Mathematics

III. Fluxions

IV. Enumeration of Lines of the Third Order

V. On the Quadrature of Curves

VI. Papers relating to Geometry .

VII. Miscellaneous Mathematical subjects

VIII. Papers connected with the ‘Principia.' A. General

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B. Lunar Theory

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O. Mathematical Problems

XI. Papers relating to the dispute respecting the invention of

Fluxions

XII. Astronomy

XIII. Hydrostatics, Optics, Sound, and Heat

XIV. Miscellaneous copies of Letters and Papers

XV. Papers on finding the Longitude at Sea

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SECTION II.

CHEMISTRY.

*I. Parcels containing Transcripts from Alchemical authors

*II. Papers on Alchemy

*III. Books on Alchemy

IV. Notes of Experiments

V. Miscellaneous Notes

VI. A MS. Note-book

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* These have been returned to Lord Portsmouth.

*SECTION V.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, chiefly on Theological Subjects

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SECTION VI.

LETTERS.

I. Correspondence with Oldenburg

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II. Correspondence with Collins and Wallis

III. Letters of A. Storer to Dr Babington and to Newton

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IV. Correspondence with Flamsteed

V. Letters of Gregory to Newton

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VI. Letters from Halley to Newton on the first publication of the • Principia'.

VII. Letters of Halley to Newton about Comets' Orbits

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*VIII. Letters of Halley to Newton and Molyneux, relating to the

Chester Mint

IX. Letters from Cotes to Newton on the 2nd edition of the 'Principia' 37

X. Rough drafts of some of Newton's Letters to Cotes

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XI. Letters of Keill to Newton

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XII. Letters of Pemberton to Newton while editing the 3rd edition of

the ‘Principia'

*XIII. Letters of N. Facio Duillier to Newton and others

*XIV. Miscellaneous Letters

*XV. Copies of Newton's Letters, published in the Macclesfield Cor-

respondence

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SECTION VII.

Books. [Some of these have been returned to Lord Portsmouth.]

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SECTION VIII.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. [Some of these have been returned to Lord Ports-

mouth.]

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