Letter 1669

Robert Sibbald to Hans Sloane – April 15, 1710

Item info

Date: April 15, 1710
Author: Robert Sibbald
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042
Folio: ff. 124-125

Original Page


Sibbald received Sloane’s letter of April 8th, informing him of the safe arrival of Sibbald’s description of Fife. He sends 25 copies of a book, which are to be sold for ten shillings each. They were delivered to ‘the White Horse inn at Criplegate London where the New-Castle carriers Lodge’. Duglass’ translation of Virgil has been sent by the same carrier. A copy of Sibbald’s description of Fife is to be send to Dr Harris. Sibbald wrote the letter without the aid of his spectacles.

Sir Robert Sibbald was a physician and a geographer. He was physician to James VII (Charles W. J. Withers, “Sibbald, Sir Robert (1641-1722)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2006 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25496, accessed 1 June 2011]).

Patient Details