Letter 3372

Jean-Paul Bignon to Hans Sloane – August 29, 1727

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Date: August 29, 1727
Author: Jean-Paul Bignon
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4049
Folio: ff. 24-25

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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).

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