Letter 0721

Nicholas Staphorst to Hans Sloane – November 24, 1701

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Date: November 24, 1701
Author: Nicholas Staphorst
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038
Folio: f. 269

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Staphorst writes on behalf of Dr Pragestus, who wants to be Undersecretary to the Royal Society. Progestus is kind and learned in languages. Staphorst appeals to Sloane’s kind nature to support Pragestus. Nicholas Staphorst, originally from Hamburg, was the Director of the Chemical Laboratory of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

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