Newton, Darwin manuscript material digitized
Series II, Series IV, and Series V of the Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection in the History of Science, may now be viewed online. Series II contains letters to and from Charles Darwin and the Darwin family, dating from the 1860s to early 1900s. The Sir Isaac Newton material in Series IV includes manuscripts outlining and illustrating Newton’s idea for a portable furnace, pyrotechny, and an 1693 letter from Samuel Pepys to Newton.
Newton’s influence carries over to Series V, which includes early nineteenth-century notes made by John Carver on mathematical and geometrical problems from Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia and other works.