1st Edition

Early Biographies of Isaac Newton, 1660-1885 vol 2

By Rob Iliffe, Milo Keynes, Rebekah Higgitt Copyright 2006
    464 Pages
    by Routledge

    A collection of the many biographies of scientist Isaac Newton, demonstrating the ways in which his reputation continued to develop in the centuries after his death. It includes private letters, poetry and memoranda, and explores the debate over Newton's reputation, work and personal life.

    Acknowledgements, Introduction, J. B. Biot, ‘Life of Sir Isaac Newton’, trans. H. Elphinstone in Lives of Eminent Persons (1833), [Thomas Galloway], ‘French and English biographies of Newton’, Foreign Quarterly Review (1833), [Thomas Galloway], ‘Life and observations of Flamsteed – Newton, Halley, and Flamsteed’, Edinburgh Review (1836), William Whewell, Newton and Flamsteed. Remarks on an Article in Number CIX of the Quarterly Review (1836), S. P. Rigaud, ‘Mrs. Catharine Barton’ (1836), [David Brewster], ‘Newton, Sir Isaac’ in Encyclopaedia Britannica (1842), Draft letter, De Morgan to Brewster [1842], Augustus De Morgan, ‘Newton’ in Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies (1846), [Augustus De Morgan], ‘Sir David Brewster’s Life of Newton’, North British Review (1855), Anon., ‘Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’, The Times (1855), [Baden Powell], ‘Sir Isaac Newton’, Edinburgh Review (1856), Augustus De Morgan, Newton: his Friend: and his Niece (1885), Editorial Notes


    Rob Iliffe, Milo Keynes, Rebekah Higgitt