Robert Sibbald to Hans Sloane – April 15, 1710
Item infoDate: April 15, 1710 Author: Robert Sibbald Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042 Folio: ff. 124-125
British Library, London
Scholarship, Trade or Commodities
Books, Glasses, Natural History, Scotland, Translations, Virgil
Date (as written)
April 15, 1710
Origin (as written)
Calvin Duglass Dr Harris
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]).