History of Science and Technology professor Stephen Snobelen made big news this week.
While on sabbatical doing research at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California – home to some 9 million works – Dr. Snobelen sought out a copy of the 1672 edition of scholar Joseph Mede’s Works, which he knew contained an apocalyptic time chart needed for an upcoming publication.
He intended to caption the photo with a note stating that Sir Isaac Newton had owned that very edition. Little did he know he was about to make an extraordinary historical discovery…
Read about it in Dr. Snobelen’s own words at the Huntington Blog
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thumbnail credit: “Portrait of Isaac Newton in 1689 (age 46)” by Godfrey Kneller. Retrieved from Wikimedia commons. Public Domain image.
image credit: “Joseph Mede” by Midnight Oil Books is licensed under CC BY 2.0