Letter 1295

Denis Papin to Hans Sloane – December 18, 1708

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Date: December 18, 1708
Author: Denis Papin
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036
Folio: f. 257

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Papin sends a paper to Sloane and hopes he can help him find a teaching position. Denis Papin (1647-1712) was a natural philosopher and physician. Instead of practicing medicine he studied mathematics and machinery. He worked with Christian Huygens and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz before being appointed curator of experiments for the Royal Society (Anita McConnell, ‘Papin, Denis (1647–1712?)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2007 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/21249, accessed 9 July 2014]).

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