Letter 0471

John Ray to Hans Sloane – December 7, 1697

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Date: December 7, 1697
Author: John Ray
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036
Folio: f. 379

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Ray informs Sloane that he has returned the two sets of plant samples. He wishes Sloane had sent him more, though. Ray discusses the ‘Typographical Errata’ in Sloane’s Catalogue, which he had asked Ray to proofread.

Ray was a theologian and naturalist who collected and catalogued his botanical findings in the much lauded Historia plantarum (1686, 1688) (Scott Mandelbrote, Ray , John (16271705), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23203, accessed 18 June 2013]).

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