Anna Marie Roos is reader at the University of Lincoln and member of the Library Committee of the Royal Society of London. An article by Roos concerning Folkes’s travels to Italy in the 1730’s—Taking Newton on Tour—has been recently published by the British Journal of the History of Science.

The Auction Catalogs of Martin Folkes

During my time at The Huntington as a short-term fellow, I was researching and writing a biography of Martin Folkes (1690–1754). A protégé of Sir Isaac Newton’s, Folkes was an English antiquary, mathematician, numismatist (coin expert), and astronomer whose unique distinction was his simultaneous presidency of both the Royal Society … Continue reading