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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms benl-00384a
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  228 x 176mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
Attachment:  seal
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a-1b
Language:  French
Place:  s.l.
Date:  1689 (around)
Short summary:  Request that the addressee hand to Newton a list of errata of the "Principia" that the author has compiled - he has found the number of errata so great that a new edition of the book would be needed; the author also refers to Leibniz (probably concerning the question of priority in the invention of the calculus)
Person:  Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695, Mathematician, Physician, author
Person:  Fatio de Duillers, Nicolaus, 1664-1753, Mathematician, addressee ?
Person:  Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, 1646 (Leipzig)-1716 (Hannover), Philosopher, Jurist, Historian, person referred to
Person:  Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727, Physicist, person referred to
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Newton, Isaac, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.Londini, 1687. (Book)
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