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Scope/Content: Among Hugh Everett's files were a number of handwritten documents related to the writing of his thesis. Many of them were drafts of material that ultimately appeared in the long thesis. This document, entitled "Nature of physical theory," was found in a file labeled "Footnotes," which consisted mostly of partial drafts of material (not necessarily footnotes) that was discussed in the long thesis. It is a draft of the second appendix of Everett's long thesis. Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne, in a file labelled "Footnotes."