Reference numberMOB/007
TitleFragments of wood from Woolsthorpe Manor
Datelate 17th century
DescriptionTwo fragments of wood supposedly from an ancient apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor, Sir Isaac Newton's childhood home. In May 2010 these pieces of wood were taken into space on NASA shuttle mission STS-132 as part of the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations.
Extent2 fragments
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceCharles Turnor was the owner of Woolsthorpe Manor in the 19th century and donated this item to the Royal Society in 1844.
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
NA2870Turnor; Charles (1768 - 1853)1768 - 1853
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