Letter 3433

Thomas Hearne to Hans Sloane – March 3, 1727/28

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Date: March 3, 1727/28
Author: Thomas Hearne
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4049
Folio: ff. 126-127

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[fol. 126] Honoured Sir, I have not receiv’d, nor heard any thing of your Letter of the 20th of last month, with what was inclos’d in it. The easiest method, and what is of but little charge, (especially for small sums) is to return by the Carrier. I do not doubt but you recd your medicinal MS. safe from, Sir, Your most obliged and most humble servt Tho. Hearne. Edm. Hall Oxford March 3’d 1727[/28]

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]).

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