The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.4.48c
Manuscript Title Sir Isaac Newton, Notebook
Alternative Title Newton's Notebook
James Number n/a
Date 1659-61
Century 17th
Physical Description Entirely in Newton's own hand.
Provenance Given by the Pilgrim Trust, December, 1949.
Donor Pilgrim Trust ( ),
Size (cm) 8.5 x 7.5
Folio 50 pp.
Material Paper
Language Latin
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Inscription on p.1:
Quisquis in hunc librum teneres conjecit ocellos Nomen subscriptum perlegat ipse meum Isaac Newton Martii 19, 1659.
pp.3-38 Notes on Prosody (in Latin) headed 'Utilissimun Prosodiae Supplementum'
Followed by 13 pp. of personal expenses (in English) headed 'Impensa propria'. Includes page of 'Otiose et frustra expensa'.
Transcription is shelved with M.S. Detailed description by H.M. Adams has been inserted at the end of this volume.
Newton probably started this notebook at school before using it to keep accounts at University.

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