Letter 2412

Richard Bradley to Hans Sloane – August 4, 1720

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Date: August 4, 1720
Author: Richard Bradley
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4045
Folio: f. 354

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Bradley heard the gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden is leaving. He recommends Mr Milward to fill the position as ‘an Extraordinary Gardener, a Good Botanist, a Scholar and a Person of Good Sense’. Richard Bradley (1688?-1732) was a scientific author, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Professor of Botany at Cambridge (Frank N. Egerton, “Bradley, Richard (1688?-1732)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3189, accessed 10 Nov 2012]).

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