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Wren Display: A lock of Isaac Newton’s hair

A lock of Isaac Newton’s hair

This was allegedly part of a larger lock in the possession of the Earl of Portsmouth, and was given to the Rev. John Garnett, Fellow of Trinity College while he was staying with the Earl’s family.

Garnett subsequently distributed smaller locks to friends, including, in 1784, to J.B. Greenwood, also of Trinity College, who gave it to the Library.

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