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Newton's alchemical manuscripts include a rich and diverse set of document types, including laboratory notebooks, indices of alchemical substances and operations, Newton's transcriptions from other sources, and even poetry. The material does not lend itself easily to publication in print, thanks to its unfinished character and its sheer volume. Fortunately, the increasing sophistication of online editing makes it feasible to prepare web-based editions of hitherto unedited collections, a feature that is invigorating foundational scholarship in a variety of fields.
The Folger Shakespeare brings you the complete works of the world’s greatest playwright, edited for modern readers. Behind the scenes, the texts have been encoded to make the plays easy to read, search, and index.
Digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, bringing together online the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers.