image Newton I, S0050
Image number: RS.4850
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Lock of Newton's hair


19th century

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length: 120mm
depth: 80mm
height: 50mm

Content object


A lock of Isaac Newton's hair in a mahogany box.

The inscription on the lid reads: 'Lock of Sir Isaac Newton's hair presented by Henry Garling esq. Oct 26 1847'. Henry Garling was connected to the Newton family by marriage.

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