John Ray to Hans Sloane – December 7, 1697
Item infoDate: December 7, 1697 Author: John Ray Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036 Folio: f. 379
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]).
Name: N/A John Ray
Age:70 years old.
Diarrhea and listlessness.
Ray previously used a Naples bisket boiled in mild, but it did not work as it has in the past.
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