Catalogue description Sir Isaac Newton Papers

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Details of MINT 19
Reference: MINT 19
Title: Sir Isaac Newton Papers

Papers of Sir Isaac Newton as Warden and then Master of the Mint; also notes by him on scientific, historical and theological matters.

MINT 19/6 is a calendar of the rest of the series.

Selected records within this series (MINT 19/4-6) are available to download as digital microfilm

Date: William III - 1726
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Sir Isaac Newton, Knight, 1642-1727

Physical description: 6 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Custodial history: On Newton's death, a great accumulation of papers in his private residence was taken over and roughly sorted into subjects by John Conduitt, MP, the husband of Newton's stepniece, his executor, and presently his successor as Master of the Royal Mint. After earlier disposals, a large section of these papers, including that classified by Conduitt as Mint papers, was sold by auction in July 1936. Certain of them were presented to the Royal Mint by Viscount Wakefield, and other records were presented by the trustees of the British Museum.
Administrative / biographical background:

Sir Isaac Newton was appointed Warden of the Mint in 1696 and was Master from Christmas Day 1699 to his death on 20 March 1727.

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