Letter 2419

John Gyles to Hans Sloane – August 27, 1720

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Date: August 27, 1720
Author: John Gyles
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4046
Folio: ff. 7-8

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Gyles leaves a ‘small upright Glass’ with Sloane, which he describes as ‘a great curiosity’. It belongs to a widow who has to sell it because she has ‘seaven children’ to care for. The widow originally wanted ‘fiveteen Shillings’, but would lower it to ten for Sloane. John Gyles was a physician.

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