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Baker, Humphrey

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Pure Mathematics. 318 words.

Baker, Humphrey (fl. 1557–1574), writer on astrology and arithmetic, whose origins are unknown, was living in London when his almanac was published in 1557. A small volume, printed in black...

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Greig, John

Ruth Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Pure Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 117 words.

Greig, John (1758/9–1819), writer on arithmetic and astronomy, was a graduate of Aberdeen. By 1800 he was a private teacher of writing, geography, and mathematics in London, and he is...

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Mellis, John

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Pure Mathematics; Accounting. 357 words.

Mellis, John (fl. c. 1564–1588), writer on arithmetic and bookkeeping, came from Norwich, but few details of his life are known and there is no record of his death. He had...

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Simpson, Nathaniel

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Pure Mathematics. 124 words.

Simpson, Nathaniel (1599–1642), writer on arithmetic, born at Skipton in Yorkshire, was probably a member of the Simpson family of Havery Park. He entered Trinity College, Oxford,...

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Walkingame, Francis

Ruth Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Pure Mathematics. 623 words.

Walkingame, Francis (bap. 1723, d. 1783), schoolmaster and writer on arithmetic, was baptized on 25 July 1723 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the only surviving son of John Walkingame (dnull...

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