Letter 1047

Thomas Molyneux to Hans Sloane – May 10, 1706

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Date: May 10, 1706
Author: Thomas Molyneux
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4040
Folio: ff. 164-165

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Molyneux thanks Sloane for continuing to send the Philosophical Transactions. He wishes he could contribute, but has had little time for natural inquiry since his brother’s death. Molyneux encloses a remarkable account of an Irish cavern for the Philosophical Transactions, written by George Barkley.

Thomas Molyneux was a physician and natural philosopher who corresponded with Sloane, Edward Lhuyd, and John Locke (J. B. Lyons, Molyneux, Sir Thomas, first baronet (16611733), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18927, accessed 4 July 2011]).

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