Letter 3388

John Burnet to Hans Sloane – October 10, 1727

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Date: October 10, 1727
Author: John Burnet
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4049
Folio: ff. 50-51

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Burnet discusses books, working for the South Sea Company, the latter’s factory, Panama, and Porto Bello.

John Burnet worked for the South Sea Company in the West Indies and later served as the Physician to King Philip V of Spain.

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