James Jurin to Hans Sloane – January 2, 1724/25
Item infoDate: January 2, 1724/25 Author: James Jurin Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4047 Folio: f. 306
[fol. 306] Honour’d Sir, I recd these Books from Dr Benzelius by Mr Finch, together with y’e Letters enclos’d, wch be pleas’d to return when you have perus’d it, to Honour’d Sir, Your most faithfull humble servant, J. Jurin Lincoln’s Inn Fields Jan. 2d. 1724/5
James Jurin was a physician and natural philosopher, elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1717. He served the latter as secretary from 1721 to 1727 and edited several volumes of the Philosophical Transactions. He was a stalwart support of Newtonianism and collected meteorological data from contacts across the world (Andrea Rusnock, Jurin, James (bap. 1684, d. 1750), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15173, accessed 23 July 2013]).