Letter 1122

Jacob Bobart to Hans Sloane – March 13, 1706/07

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Date: March 13, 1706/07
Author: Jacob Bobart
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4040
Folio: ff. 323-324

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Bobart thanks Sloane for the book. He will correct what he can and send any plants Sloane would like to examine. Jacob Bobart (1641-1719) was a botanist and son of Jacob Bobart, the elder (c.1599-1680). He worked with his father at the Oxford Physic Garden for nearly 40 years (D. E. Allen, ‘Bobart, Jacob, the younger (1641–1719)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2742, accessed 5 June 2015]).

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