Richard Richardson to Hans Sloane – March 16, 1728/29
Item infoDate: March 16, 1728/29 Author: Richard Richardson Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4050 Folio: ff. 65-66
Richardson discusses ornithology and his collection of bird specimens.
Richardson was a physician and botanist who traveled widely in England, Wales, and Scotland in search of rare specimens. He corresponded and exchanged plants with many well-known botanists and naturalists (W. P. Courtney, Richardson, Richard (16631741), rev. Peter Davis, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23576, accessed 31 May 2011]).
Name: N/A Unnamed (Woman)
The patient followed Sloane's advice, which offered relief while the weather was agreeable.
The woman died after it began snowing and grew cold.
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