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Letter 4561

Dr. Hans Sloane to Mr. John Ray - Nov. 25, 1699.

The Correspondence of John Ray: Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters Published by Dr. Derham, and original letters of John Ray in the Collection of the British Museum (London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1848)
p. 369


February 23, 2019


Letter 4560

Dr. Hans Sloane to Mr. John Ray - March 9. 1698/9

The Correspondence of John Ray: Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters Published by Dr. Derham, and original letters of John Ray in the Collection of the British Museum (London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1848)



Letter 4562

Dr. Hans Sloane to Mr. John Ray - Jan. 14, 1702.

The Correspondence of John Ray: Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters Published by Dr. Derham, and original letters of John Ray in the Collection of the British Museum (London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1848)
p. 407



Letter 4548

Hans Sloane to Mr. Dale - June ye 12th 1692

Sloane MS 4068
ff. 9-10


September 27, 2017


Letter 4547

Hans Sloane to Edward Herbert - Apr. 17, 1688

Sloane MS 4068
ff. 7-8


September 26, 2017


Thomas Paine

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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.     Reference: Thomas Paine to Recipience, 1731-04-11,… Read more »

September 19, 2017


Elizabeth Welwood

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Elizabeth Welwood (c. 1670-1732), nee Tregonwell Seymour, married the physician and writer James Welwood (1652-1727) in 1703. She wrote to Sloane recommending he aid a young women who was in need of financial and medical help.   Reference: Elizabeth Welwood to Hans Sloane, 1731-04-03, Sloane MS 4051, ff. 219-220, British Library, London. (Elizabeth Lane Furdell; Welwood, James (1652-1727),… Read more »


de Chammorel

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A de Chammorel wrote letter 4262 to Sloane, regarding a number of books that Sloane sent him. The only de Chammorel of this time that could be indentified was a reference to a Mons. Chammorel, Secretary to the French Embassy. Letter 4527 from Jean-Paul Bignon to Sloane informs that ‘Monsieur de Chammorel has arrived in… Read more »


Jean Paul Bignon

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Abbé Jean Paul Bignon was a French ecclesiastic, statesman, writer and preacher and librarian to Louis XIV of France. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1734. In 1693 he was made commendatory abbot of Saint-Quentin-en-l’Isle and preacher to King Louis; he was also appointed to succeed to Seat 20 in the French Academy. He was charged by the minister Colbert to head the Bignon Commission, which… Read more »


Giuseppe Monti

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Giuseppe Monti (1682 – 1760) was an Italian chemist and botanist. He was a professor of botany and from 1722-1760 director of the Bologna Botanical Garden.     Reference: Giuseppe Monti to Hans Sloane, Date Unknown, Sloane MS 4054, f. 91, British Library, London Giuseppe Monti, Wikipedia, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Monti, accessed 03/09/17]


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