Letter 4527

Jean-Paul Bignon to Hans Sloane – August 4, 1732

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Date: August 4, 1732
Author: Jean-Paul Bignon
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4052
Folio: ff. 155-156

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The bearer was recommended to Abbé Bignon. He does not know the man well, but requests that Sloane introduce him to the Royal Society. Bignon thanks Sloane for the Philosophical Transactions. Monsieur de Chammorel has arrived in Paris. Jean-Paul Bignon (1662-1743) was a clergyman, librarian to Louis XIV, member of the Academie francaise, and mentor of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Bignon).

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