Jean-Paul Bignon to Hans Sloane – August 29, 1727
Item infoDate: August 29, 1727 Author: Jean-Paul Bignon Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4049 Folio: ff. 24-25
Abbé Bignon thanks Sloane for his letter and assures him that his orders have been carried out. He praises Sloane’s commitment to natural history and medicine. Bignon suggests that an unspecified piece of writing, sent with this letter, should be published.
Jean-Paul Bignon (1662-1743) was a clergyman, librarian to Louis XIV, member of the Academie francaise, and mentor of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Bignon).