Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-8 of 8 items for:

Earth Sciences and Geography x Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering x clear all

Adams, Dudley (1762–1830)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

See Adams family

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Adams family (per. 1734–1817), makers of scientific instruments and globes

John R. Millburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1900 words.

Adams family (per. 1734–1817), makers of scientific instruments and globes, came to prominence through George Adams senior (bap. 1709, d. 1772), who was baptized on 17 April 1709 in the...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker

Stephen Pumfrey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1741 words.

Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker, was baptized on 27 May 1660 in the parish of St Mary-at-the-Walls, Colchester, the fifth of five...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher

Simon Schaffer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1423 words.

Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher, was the son of Edward Nairne, and perhaps a native of Sandwich, Kent. In 1741 he was apprenticed to the London optical...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Pepys, William Hasledine (1775–1856), surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1088 words.

Pepys, William Hasledine (1775–1856), surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher, was born on 23 March 1775, one of two surviving sons of William Hasledine Pepys (1748–1805), cutler...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Ryther, Augustine (d. 1593), map engraver and maker of scientific instruments

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Prints and Printmaking; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 568 words.

Ryther, Augustine (d. 1593), map engraver and maker of scientific instruments, is of unknown origin. The Dictionary of National Biography, apparently following the Yorkshire antiquary Ralph...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Seller, John (bap. 1632, d. 1697), maker of navigational instruments and chart and map seller

Laurence Worms.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Publishing. 1378 words.

Seller, John (bap. 1632, d. 1697), maker of navigational instruments and chart and map seller, was baptized in London at St Katharine by the Tower on 29 December 1632, the son of Henry...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Whitehurst, John (1713–1788), maker of clocks and scientific instruments, and geologist

Denys Vaughan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1438 words.

Whitehurst, John (1713–1788), maker of clocks and scientific instruments, and geologist, was born on 10 April 1713 at Congleton, Cheshire, the eldest child of John Whitehurst (b. 1687),...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page