Cambridge Digital Library: Newton Papers

The library of the University of Cambridge has published online the first part of a digital collection devoted to the scientific manuscripts by Isaac Newton.

"Cambridge University Library holds the largest and most important collection of the scientific works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727). We present here an initial selection of Newton's manuscripts, concentrating on his mathematical work in the 1660s. (...) [W]e will be adding further works until the majority of our Newton Papers are available on this site."

Users can read the documents online, making use of extensive zoom functionalities to view the high quality images, or download the images of individual pages. The notebooks have also (in part) been transcribed: There is both a 'normalised' and 'diplomatic' transcription available.

The Newton papers is part of the Foundations Project of Cambridge Digital Library, which focusses on providing "significant content in the areas of faith and science". The Foundations Project of Cambridge Digital Library, which runs from mid-2010 to mid-2013, has been made possible through a lead gift of £1.5m by Dr Leonard Polonsky.

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Friday, 25 September 2015 - 12:45pm
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