NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727. Autograph Document, being a deed of sale for Margaret Fountaine on a property at Woolstrope [Woolsthorpe], his ancestral home,

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NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727.
Autograph Document, being a deed of sale for Margaret Fountaine on a property at Woolstrope [Woolsthorpe], his ancestral home,

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NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727.
Autograph Document, being a deed of sale for Margaret Fountaine on a property at Woolstrope [Woolsthorpe], his ancestral home, ink on paper, 1 p, 210 x 197 mm, Woolstrope, "Septemb'r 29th, 1679," signed for the Fountaines by Newton where they have added their marks, with a manuscript note in a 19th-century hand attesting to Newton's autograph, folds, crease to one corner.
Provenance: Isaac Newton; "found among Title and Deeds to an Estate at Woolsthorpe where Sir Isc resided" (manuscript note); John Waller, Harley House (catalogue dated 1879); sold Anderson Galleries, New York, March 14-15, 1923, Lot 378, sale from the autograph collections of McIver/Hough/Wilkes.

ISAAC NEWTON AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FROM HIS ANCESTRAL HOME OF WOOLSTHORPE, documenting receipt of "good and lawfull monies" for a "bargain of saile" on behalf of Margaret and Geffery Fountaine. In 1679, Newton returned to Woolsthorpe to nurse his mother, when she fell ill in the spring. According to an entry in the parish record at Colsterworth, "Mrs. Hannah Smith, wid. was burried in woollen June ye 4th 1679." Newton stayed on to tend to her affairs and administer his newly inherited lands for virtually all of the end of 1679. His arrangements of the family lands yielded him annual rents and dues of £200, which would afford him a relatively comfortable life in Cambridge moving forward. Hall, Isaac Newton: Adventurer in Thought (Cambridge, 1992).
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