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Joesph Gulston

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Joseph Gulston, (1744/5–1786), was a book and art collector and connoisseur, and a politician.    Reference: Joseph Gulston to J. Petiver, Date Unknown, Sloane MS 4066, f. 363, British Library, London Richard Garnett, ‘Gulston, Joseph (1744/5–1786)’, rev. S. J. Skedd, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/11734, accessed 3… Read more »

September 3, 2017


J. Delacoste

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J. Delacoste wrote letter 4515 to Sloane. He was a physician who practiced in Bath and Paris. Nothing else is known about him.   Reference: J. Delacoste to Hans Sloane, 1732-06-24, Sloane MS 4052, f. 137, British Library, London


Billerbeck

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A person known only by the name ‘Billerbeck’ wrote letter 4514 to Sloane. No other information about them is available.   Reference: Billerbeck to Hans Sloane, 1735-03-28, Sloane MS 4054, f. 97, British Library, London


Joshua Ward

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Ward, Joshua (1684/5–1761), was a medical practitioner and inventor of medicines, both admired and vilified by his peers. He started his medical career working with his brother William as a drysalter in Thames Street, London, where he presumably gained some useful experience in the properties of drugs. He fled to France in 1715, apparently due to his sympathy… Read more »


Joannes Henricus de Heucher

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Joannes Henricus de Heucher, (1677-1747), was a German scientist and physician under August the Strong, the king of Poland. He was the head of the royal library as well as the royal rarity cabinet, les Galeries des sciences. In 1729 he became a member of the Royal Society. Reference: L. J. Jacmin to Hans Sloane, 1732-06-18, Sloane MS 4052,ff. 135-136, British Library,… Read more »


Charles Frederic Reutterhielm

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Charles Frederic Reutterhielm wrote letter 4497 to Sloane. No other information about him is available.   Reference: Charles Frederic Reutterhielm to Hans Sloane, 1735-07-07, Sloane MS 4054, f. 68, British Library, London

August 31, 2017


Thomas Uvedale

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Thomas Uvedale was the brother of Richard Uvedale, a botanist and friend of Sloane. Thomas was also a botanist and acquaintance of Sloane’s and sent him a number of plants.   Reference: Thomas Uvedale to Hans Sloane, 1735-07-04, Sloane MS 4054, f. 66, British Library, London G. S. Boulger, ‘Uvedale, Robert (1642–1722)’, rev. Anita McConnell, Oxford Dictionary of… Read more »


Edward Lovell

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Edward Lovell was chaplain to King George II.   Reference: Edward Lovell to Hans Sloane, 1732-06-06, Sloane MS 4052, f. 122, British Library, London


Thomas Bromsall

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Thomas Bromsall wrote letter 4492 to Sloane. No other information can be found about him.   Reference: Thomas Bromsall to Hans Sloane, 1732-05-16, Sloane MS 4052, ff. 117-118, British Library, London


Job Baster

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Job Baster, also Hiob Baster, (1711 – 1775) was a Dutch physician and naturalist who devoted himself almost entirely to the study of medicine and natural history. Soon after the visit to London mentioned in letter 4491, he became good friends with Hans Sloane and other London scientists.   Reference: Antoine de Jussieu to Hans Sloane, 1732-05-16, Sloane MS… Read more »


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