Reference numberMS/81
Previous numbersMS 81
TitleOriginal letters printed in 'Commercium Epistolicum Domini Johannis Collins et Aliorum'
DescriptionThis volume contains the letters and papers referred to, and partly printed in the 'Commercium Epistolicum', relating to the priority of the invention of fluxions disputed by Newton and Leibniz.
Extent1 volume of 38 items, MS Large
Physical descriptionBound volume. See Council Minutes original, volume 3, page 183, where it is recorded 'Ordered, that the original Papers used in the Commercium epistolicum be at the next Council taken out of the Iron Chest, and committed to the care of Mr Jones, who is desired to see them pasted into a Guard - Book all in one Volume.'
ArrangementDate order
Finding aidsTable of contents at front of the volume, and individual letters are indexed in the Archive Card Catalogue
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee 'Commercium Epistolicum' , printed 1722; S J Rigaud 'Historical Essay on the First Publication of the Principia'; CMO/3/183; Council Minutes original, vol 3, page 189 'The Papers of the Commercium epistolicum relating to the Invention of Fluxions were taken out of the Strong Box, and lent to Mr Jones, according to a former Order of Council.';
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8450Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm von (1646 - 1716); mathematician and natural philosopher1646 - 1716
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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