Letter 3478

Thomas Dereham to Hans Sloane – July 7, 1728

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Date: July 7, 1728
Author: Thomas Dereham
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4049
Folio: ff. 198-199

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[fol. 198] Rome 7 July 1728 Sir I take ye liberty to adress you this packet for Dr. William Derham being ye observations of Monsigr Bianchini upon ye Jovial Satellites, which I reckon may be usefull unto ye Society, & consequently will bear the charge of its postage otherwise I would not be so indiscreet. The severall papers sent by sea for me are not yett arrived at Leghorne, & I wish these I have sent over the same way for ye use of ye society may have had a quicker passage. The Accademie of ye Instituto of Bologna, & the Professours of Padoua [sic] discover every day more upon examination the mistakes of Rizzetti about ye Opticks of Sr Isaac Newton, so that Vallisneri writes me about him, anche in questo modo si deventa famoro, & thus he is upon sending my two copys of his last printed works to be sent over by me to G. Britain, one for ye R.S. & another for you, whereof you shall in due time be informed, & Monsig. Bianchini will give me his new mapp of ye Globe of Venus as soone as he has an account the K. of Portugal has received his, to whom he has dedicated it, so if I can, I will send all together to ye R.S. You will have received the answers from the Professours of Padua which I sent to our President for you, & having at present no litteraire news to impart to you I Remaine Sir Your very humble servt Thomas Dereham

Sir Thomas Dereham (c. 1678-1739) was a British expatriate and Roman Catholic who lived in Italy. He had a close association with the Royal Society (https://collections.royalsociety.org/DServe.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Persons&dsqPos=0&dsqSearch=%28Surname%3D%27dereham%27%29).

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