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'Dr Keill's letters and papers', 1700 - 1798

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/O.XIV 278.1-14

Scope and Contents

The letters and papers relate chiefly to interests in natural philosophy and mathematics, but there are also a few on the Palatines and French codes and on family matters.
Comparing the contents with the 1798 catalogue, bundle number 12 is missing.


  • Creation: 1700 - 1798


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From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

John Keill (1671-1721) was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Oxford, 1712-21, and an outspoken advocate of Newtonian ideas. He was Treasurer of the Palatines, that is to say treasurer of the fund subscribed for protestant refugees from the Palatinate, 1709-11 and decipherer to Queen Anne, ca 1711-1716.

Language of Materials



Keill, John

Finding aid date

2010-06-28 11:23:10+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom