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100 1  Dry, Sarah,|d1974- 
245 14 The Newton papers :|bthe strange and true odyssey of Isaac
       Newton's manuscripts /|cSarah Dry. 
264  1 Oxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c[2014] 
264  4 |c©2014 
300    xi, 238 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and 
505 0  Keynes at the sale -- The death of Newton -- The 
       inheritors -- Petrifying Newton -- The madness of Newton -
       - The meanness of Newton -- Getting to know the knowers --
       Wrangling with Newton -- Newton divided -- English books, 
       American buyers -- The dealers -- The Sotheby sale -- The 
       revealed Newton -- The Newton industry -- The search for 
       unity -- The ultimate value. 
520    "When Isaac Newton died at 85 without a will on March 20, 
       1727, he left a mass of disorganized papers--upwards of 8 
       million words--that presented an immediate challenge to 
       his heirs. Most of these writings, on subjects ranging 
       from secret alchemical formulas to impassioned rejections 
       of the Holy Trinity to notes and calculations on his core 
       discoveries in calculus, universal gravitation, and optics,
       were summarily dismissed by his heirs as "not fit to be 
       printed." Rabidly heretical, alchemically obsessed, and 
       possibly even mad, the Newton presented in these papers 
       threatened to undermine not just his personal reputation 
       but the status of science itself. As a result, the private
       papers of the world's greatest scientist remained hidden 
       to all but a select few for over two hundred years. In The
       Newton Papers, Sarah Dry divulges the story of how this 
       secret archive finally came to light--and the complex and 
       contradictory man it revealed. Covering a broad swath of 
       history, Dry explores who controlled Newton's legacy, who 
       helped uncover him, and what, finally, we know about him 
       today, nearly three hundred years after his death. The 
       Newton Papers presents the eclectic group of collectors, 
       scholars, and scientists who were motivated to track down 
       and collect Newton's private thoughts and obsessions, many
       of whom led extraordinary lives themselves--from economist
       John Maynard Keynes to Abraham Yahuda, a friend of Albert 
       Einstein and key figure in the founding of Israel. The 300
       -year history of the disappearance, dispersal and eventual
       rediscovery of Newton's papers exposes how Newton has been
       made, and re-made, at the hands of unique and 
       idiosyncratic individuals, reflecting the changing status 
       of science over the centuries"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Newton, Isaac,|d1642-1727|xManuscripts. 
600 10 Newton, Isaac,|d1642-1727|xPsychology. 
650  0 Science|xHistory. 
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