Thomas Hearne to Hans Sloane – January 29, 1726/27
Item infoDate: January 29, 1726/27 Author: Thomas Hearne Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4048 Folio: ff. 254-256
Hearne asks whether Sloane received John Bray’s book. He wants to know if it has a prologue and if Sloane can send a copy to him. Hearne encloses a printed advertisement for newly published books.
Thomas Hearne (bap. 1678, d. 1735) was an antiquary and diarist. He began working at the Bodleian Library in 1701. A nonjuror, his refusal to take an oath of allegiance to King George I led to his dismissal from the Bodleian in 1716. Hearne published the works of several English chroniclers (Theodor Harmsen, Hearne, Thomas (bap. 1678, d. 1735), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12827, accessed 2 June 2011]).