Letter 0475

Charles Hatton to Hans Sloane – December 31, 1697

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Date: December 31, 1697
Author: Charles Hatton
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4037
Folio: ff. 4-5

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Hatton thanks Sloane and his wife for all of their favours. He apologizes for not being able to wait on them as per Sloane’s ‘obliging invitation’. Hatton informs Sloane that Mr Isted will be waiting on him at the Temple Coffee House to beg for the favour of a letter of recommendation from Sloane to present to Tournefort. Charles Hatton was the son of Christopher Hatton, 1st Baron Hatton and brother of Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton [Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 269].

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