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  • Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Illinois acquires Isaac Newton manuscript

    Lynne M. Thomas, the head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, displays a manuscript written by Sir Isaac Newton that the library recently acquired. The document gives instructions for making the philosopher’s stone, a substance thought to convert base metals into precious metals.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s note: To reach Lynne M. Thomas, email lmt@illinois.edu.