Chymistry of Isaac Newton

The Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project is devoted to the editing and exposition of Newton’s alchemical work. With the support of the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, this project integrates an edition of Newton’s alchemical manuscripts (for the most part previously unedited) in both diplomatic and normalized texts with new research on Newton’s chymistry. In the future, the edition will include all of Newton’s chymical writings in word-searchable form with annotations indicating their sources and the degree of Newtonian input into them. In addition, we are providing digital scans of Newton’s chymical manuscripts, so that the reader can compare our transcriptions to the original handwriting and drawings in the manuscripts. The Chymistry of Isaac Newton is hosted by Indiana University’s Digital Library Program, and is affiliated with The Newton Project based at the University of Sussex.