Johann Georg Steigertahl to Hans Sloane – August 25, 1719
Item infoDate: August 25, 1719 Author: Johann Georg Steigertahl Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4045 Folio: ff. 231-232
British Library, London
Medical, Royal Society, Scientific, Social
Experiments, Mercury, Post
Date (as written)
August 25, 1719
Origin (as written)
Mr Fager Mrs Sloane
Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany
Fager told Steigertahl that Sloane sent a package to Hamburg. He comments on the use of mercury: ‘L’observation cy jointe sur l’expansion su mercure est fort curieuse, si elle reussit toujours’. He sends his regards to the Royal Society, Sloane’s wife, and his daughter.
Johann Georg Steigertahl (1666-1740) was the personal physician to George I of England. He was a member of the Royal Society and secured the purchase of Engelbert Kaempfer’s collection of East Asian curiosities for Sir Hans Sloane in 1723 (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Steigerthal).