Taking Newton on tour: the scientific travels of Martin Folkes, 1733–1735

@article{Roos2017TakingNO,
  title={Taking Newton on tour: the scientific travels of Martin Folkes, 1733–1735},
  author={A. M. Roos},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={569 - 601}
}
  • A. M. Roos
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract Martin Folkes (1690–1754) was Newton's protégé, an English antiquary, mathematician, numismatist and astronomer who would in the latter part of his career become simultaneously president of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries. Folkes took a Grand Tour from March 1733 to September 1735, recording the Italian leg of his journey from Padua to Rome in his journal. This paper examines Folkes's travel diary to analyse his Freemasonry, his intellectual development as a… Expand
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