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From: Will Bragg
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998

I am doing a history term paper on Isaac Newton and Alchemy. I am looking for any source material that contains Newton's actual alchemical writings. I am looking for books, manuscripts, etc. I would appreciate any resources that anyone on the forum may know about.


From: Stephen Pastorello
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998

You might start with Frances Yates, an English author who worked at London University and the Warburg Institute ....

Stephen Pastorello

From: Jeffrey
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998

Dear Will:
in The Janus Face of Genius by Betty Jo Dobbs which is a study of the spiritual element in Newton's alchemy there are several of his alchemical writings in the appendix. Michael White has a fairly good biography of Newton which includes consideration of his alchemical thought: Isaac Newton, The last Sorcerer. In addition there is an alchemical text by Newton reproduced in Ambix-5(1956) presented by F. Sherwood Taylor.


From: Theisen, Wilfred
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998

I would check out everything published by
Betty Jo Deeter Dobbs

From: Claude Gagnon
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998

If it may help, my study on Newton's interest in Flamel has been published in Chrysopoeia, tome V(1992-1996), Paris-Milano, Ed. Archè, p.733-738 : *Isaac Newton lecteur de Nicolas Flamel*.

Best regards,

Claude Gagnon