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