11-21-2004 11-21-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2256 Boston
November 21, 2004 11:00 AMCalender

Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2256 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 21, 2004 11:00AM


Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), Autograph manuscript, [undated], one leaf, about 150 words, a draft of Newton's own genealogical information with corrections, folio, framed with portrait, (edge chipping, folds, minor bleeding). Note: An important script in which Newton is piecing together his family tree ostensibly to give to the College of Heralds upon his knighthood by Queen Anne. It was customary at this time to reveal the documented pedigree of any individual receiving a title. The last entry on this chart is Elizabeth Newton who was baptized in 1640. Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1642.
Estimate $8,000-10,000


Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Newton, College of Heralds