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Scope/Content: Among Hugh Everett's files were a number of handwritten documents related to the writing of his thesis. Some of them were early notes on ideas and material that ultimately appeared in the long thesis. This document, entitled "The new theory" by Everett, was found in a file labeled "Random notes". It is a very early outline of the whole project, include an early sketch of the so-called "metatheorem." Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne, in a file labelled "Random notes."