William Hypolitus Keating (1799 – 1840)

William H. Keating, 1831. – Brother of John Keating, Jr. (1820), was a Professor of Mining and Chemistry. He was one of the originators of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, a founder of the Franklin Institute and a man of great scientific attainments. He married a daughter of J. Eric Bollmann and granddaughter of Colonel John Nixon.

Source: Campbell, John Hugh, History of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland, published in 1892 by The Hibernian Society, Philadelphia, p. 441. Available via books.google.com.

Also see the notebooks of William Hypolitus Keating on the American Philosophical Society.

Also see William’s father, John Keating, on this site.

2 Replies to “William Hypolitus Keating (1799 – 1840)”

  1. Hello, greetings from Halifax NS Canada.

    I recently purchased the famous book by William Hypolitus Keating “Narrative of and Expedition etc” 1824, Philadelphia edition, from a European bookseller (it’s in poor condition though complete). I am writing because I just noticed it has signatures in a few places which would appear to be that of “Gadfrid Keating” looks like dating from the 19th century. They also bear the library bookplate of Baron Paul de Richemont (1809- 1875, Paris) which confirms the 2 vols have been in Europe for a long time. The Gadfrid Keating signature does intrigue me, as that might be a distant family relative of the author, I thought you would be interested as I see you have an ancestry site!

  2. I also note from the search I did for Baron Paul de Richemont that he had married Brigitte Valentine de Kéating (d. 1880) so presume Gadfrid Keating was her family. Who knows? Best regards Andrew McLaren

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