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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.


  • 1700 - 1798


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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
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.