John Arbuthnot to Hans Sloane – October 2, 1713
Item infoDate: October 2, 1713 Author: John Arbuthnot Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4043 Folio: ff. 187-188
Arbuthnot informs Sloane that a clergyman named Mr Berkley is traveling to Sicily with Lord P. He would like to know if Berkley can do anything for the Royal Society during his trip. Arbuthnot was a physician and satirist most famous for his John Bull pamphlets which led to the character becoming a national symbol (Angus Ross, Arbuthnot , John (bap. 1667, d. 1735), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/610, accessed 14 June 2011]).