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Baxter, Andrew (1686/7–1750), natural philosopher and metaphysician, was born at Old Aberdeen, the son of a merchant and his wife, Elizabeth Frazer. Baxter studied at King's College, Aberdeen, from 1699 to 1703, and in 1719 was employed by the Hays of Drumelzier, whom he subsequently served in various capacities. While residing with the ...

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Collier, Arthur (1680–1732), metaphysician, was born on 12 October 1680 at the rectory, Langford Magna, Wiltshire, the third and eldest surviving son of Arthur Collier (d. 1697), the rector of Langford Magna, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas and Joan Currey...