John Ivory: Notes to Lectures by John Keill on Optics and Hydrostatics

Scope and Content

'Mr Keils Lectures', notes to lectures on catoptrics, dioptrics, hydrostatics, and 'Of barometers Thermometers&Hygrometers', with diagrams.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ivory (b.1692) matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1707. John Keill (1671-1721), Scottish mathematician and astronomer, lectured at Oxford University from 1694, expounding Newtonian principles. He became assistant to Dr. Millington, Sedleian Professor, in 1699, published his lectures in 1701 as Introductio ad veram physicam, and was elected Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford in 1712.

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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Christie's, South Kensington, 5th July 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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