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Adams, Dudley

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.

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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...

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Hauksbee, Francis

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...

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Nairne, Edward

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...

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Pepys, William Hasledine

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. 1080 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...

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Ryther, Augustine

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...

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Seller, John

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...

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Whitehurst, John

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. 1429 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),...

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