Thomas Paine was a lecturer/professor at Trinity College, Cambridge, who wrote letter 4259 to Sloane, concerning a whale’s tooth that was dug up by a river in Bedfordshire. He sends it to Sloane as an offering as part of his collection, so that Sloane may better identify it.
Thomas Paine to Recipience, 1731-04-11, Sloane MS 4051, ff. 222-223, British Library, London.
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