John Morton to Hans Sloane – June 22, 1706
Item infoDate: June 22, 1706 Author: John Morton Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4040 Folio: ff. 183-184
Morton relays a detailed account of shells in Northamptonshire for publication in the Philosophical Transactions. John Morton was a naturalist who was in correspondence with Sloane from roughly 1703 to 1716. Morton contributed nearly one thousand specimens (fossils, shells, bones, teeth, minerals, rocks, man-made artifacts, etc.) to Sloane’s collection (Yolanda Foote, Morton, John (16711726), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/19364, accessed 2 July 2013]).