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[[occupation::Professor]] of chemistry at [[location::the University of Oxford|Oxford]], [[occupation::Keeper]] of the [[organisations::Ashmolean Museum]], [[occupation::naturalist]].  
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Of [[location::Borden, Kent]], son of [[family::Robert Plot]] (d.[[date of death::1669]]). Entered [[education::Magdalen Hall, Oxford]] 1658; BA 1661; MA 1664. Proceeded BCL and DCL in 1671. Served as [[occupation::dean]] and [[occupation::vice-principal]] of [[organisations::Magdalen Hall, Oxford|Magdalen Hall]] before moving to [[organisations::University College, Oxford|University College]] in 1676. Appointed the first [[occupation::professor]] of chemistry at [[organisations::University of Oxford|Oxford]] and the first [[occupation::keeper]] of the [[organisations::Ashmolean Museum]] followin [[crossreference::Elias Ashmole]]'s bequest. A [[occupation::naturalist]], Plot authored [[book title::''The Natural History of Oxfordshire'' ([[date of publication::1676]]) and was elected to the [[organisations::Royal Society]] in 1677. He served as its second [[occupation::secretary]] 1682-1684 and edited the [[book title::''Philosophical Transactions'']].
  
 
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Robert PLOT 1640-96

Biographical Note

Of Borden, Kent, son of Robert Plot (d.1669). Entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford 1658; BA 1661; MA 1664. Proceeded BCL and DCL in 1671. Served as dean and vice-principal of Magdalen Hall before moving to University College in 1676. Appointed the first professor of chemistry at Oxford and the first keeper of the Ashmolean Museum followin Elias Ashmole's bequest. A naturalist, Plot authored The Natural History of Oxfordshire ([[date of publication::1676) and was elected to the Royal Society in 1677. He served as its second secretary 1682-1684 and edited the Philosophical Transactions.

Books

Edward Bernard's Catalogi manuscriptorum, 1697, lists him as owning 26 manuscripts.

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