Letter 0845

William Walsh to Hans Sloane – May 26, 1703

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Date: May 26, 1703
Author: William Walsh
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4039
Folio: ff. 133-134

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Walsh writes on behalf of the Duke of Shewsbury, who is in Rome and interested in procuring Latin translations of the Philosophical Transactions. He cannot find any at the booksellers so he asks for Sloane’s guidance. William Walsh was a poet and Tory MP. He represented Worcestershire from 1698 and was reelected in 1701. In 1705 he was elected in Richmond, Yorkshire. He never married and published poetic works throughout his life (James Sambrook, Walsh, William (bap. 1662, d. 1708), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28620, accessed 5 July 2013]).

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