Resource The Chymistry of Isaac Newton

William R. Newton

United States
17th century
Newton and Isaac (1642-1727)
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  • 20236 (WHSO Record Number)


"With the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton is producing a scholarly online edition as one part of an integrated project that includes new research on Newton's chymistry. Currently, the project focus is to build a repository of searchable transcriptions with page images. Our ultimate goal is to provide complete annotations for each manuscript and comprehensive interactive tools for working with the texts. To date, about seven hundred pages have been transcribed and encoded in TEI/XML. Of these, roughly six hundred have been edited and are available online, including Newton's Most Complete Laboratory Notebook." [Description taken from site]

The site is also equipt with a special font to aid in understanding Newton's alchemical manuscripts, as well as a glossary of terms.

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WHSO Record Created By: Margaret Gaida