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Catalog Name ALCH00007
Document Keynes MS 18
Title Clavis
Subtitle detailed directions for a lengthy alchemical operation beginning with the digestion of antimony, iron and sulphur.
Author Isaac Newton
Place of Origin no place assigned
Origin Date
Repository King's College
Pages 3
Wordcount 1,200
Language Latin;
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Printed with an English translation in Dobbs, Foundations, 251-5. This was long regarded by Dobbs and many others as probably Newton's own work, but was in fact copied from an unpublished manuscript of George Starkey: see Newman, 'Newton's "Clavis"' (and Dobbs's acknowledgment of the reattribution, Janus Faces, 15).