File 691 - Letters and papers relating to the acquisition of the Newton Library

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Letters and papers relating to the acquisition of the Newton Library


  • 1929-1957 (Creation)

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The papers consist of:
Two copies of an annotated typescript catalogue of the Newton library by Heinrich Zeitlinger in 1929, with a later copy of the book list with five more books added by H. M. Adams.
Cuttings about the Newton library dated 1942-1944.
One postcard from Tressilian Nicholas to H. M. Adams and fifteen letters dated August to October 1943 from Henry Sotheran Ltd and from Barnby, Bendall & Co. Ltd. to the Trinity College Librarian H. M. Adams concerning the shipping of the Newton library.
Later notes and letters about the books stored in the Muniments Room and value of the alchemical books in the collection with two letters dated 1943-1944 from Dorothea Waley Singer and John Read to C. D. Broad.
A later note from F. E. Manuel about manuscripts by and about Newton in the British Library, dated June 1957.

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      Harrison, John. The Library of Isaac Newton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978.

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