Joseph Champion to Hans Sloane – October 31st 1734
Item infoDate: October 31st 1734 Author: Joseph Champion Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4053 Folio: f. 304
Champion beautifully writes that because of Sloane’s kind promise, he humbly presents Sloane with his book of History and hopes that the Learned Society will cast a friendly eye on its imperfections.
Jpseph Champion (1709-in or before 1768) writing master and accountant. Highly regarded schoolmaster, and for his publishing of copybooks and merchant primers. He combined practical business hands with more ornamental styles of writing. (Lucy Peltz, ‘Champion, Joseph (b. 1709, d. in or before 1768)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5093, accessed 17 Aug 2015])