The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949.

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Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967,. The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949.

The Frederick E. Brasch collection of Sir Isaac Newton manuscripts and related materials on the history of scientific thought, 1684-1949.

Correspondence, drafts, reports, notes, scientific manuscripts, lectures, tables, diagrams, and printed pamphlets by and about leading figures in the history of science and their work. Persons represented include Sir George Biddell Airy, David Brewster, Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, and Nicholas Saunderson. Accession 1986-054, Isaac Newton manuscript notes on his genealogy [addenda], is located in box 2, folder 14.

2.5 linear feet.

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