Letter 1751

Robert Sibbald to Hans Sloane – June 2, 1711

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Date: June 2, 1711
Author: Robert Sibbald
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042
Folio: ff. 293-294

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Sibbald would like to know more about the natural history of Switzerland Sloane mentioned. He asks that Sloane send the Philosophical Transactions and other works he is interested in.

Sir Robert Sibbald was a physician and a geographer. He was physician to James VII (Charles W. J. Withers, Sibbald, Sir Robert (16411722), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2006 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25496, accessed 3 June 2011]).

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