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|←Author Index: Wi||John Wilkins
|English clergyman, natural philosopher and author; founder of the metric system and first secretary of the Royal Society in 1660; Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death|
- The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638)
- A Discourse Concerning a New Planet (1640)
- Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger (1641)(external scan) The first English-language book on cryptography.
- Ecclesiastes (1646), a plea for a plain style in preaching
- Mathematical Magick (1648)
- A Discourse Concerning the Beauty of Providence (1649)
- A Discourse Concerning the Gift of Prayer: shewing what it is, wherein it consists and how far it is attainable by industry (1651)
- Vindiciae academiarum (1654), with Seth Ward
- An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language (London, 1668), in which he proposes a new universal language for the use of natural philosophers.
- Of the Principle and Duties of Natural Religion (London, 1675).
Works about Wilkins
- Mentioned in Verse 21 of the Ballad of Gresham College
- "Wilkins, John," in A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, by John William Cousin, London: J. M. Dent & Sons (1910)
- "Wilkins, John," in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. (1885-1900) in 63 vols.
- "Wilkins, John," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)