Letter 0319

Peter Barwick to Hans Sloane – March 10, 1689/90

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Date: March 10, 1689/90
Author: Peter Barwick
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036
Folio: f. 71

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Barwick thanks Sloane for sending the account ‘of yt pretty Child’ and those related to the Royal Society. He comments on the experiments with solvents (menstruum) Sloane and others were undertaking ‘in ye College Laboratory’. Barwick passes his best wishes to the Duchess and his wife, Anne. Mr Simpson will do good work for the Duchess. Barwick was please with the elections in Lancashire. The Duchess approved of Barwick and his wife’s services to Sloane. She was please with the two Wright sisters’ services too. Peter Barwick (1619-1705) was a physician. He served Charles II in 1651 and was censor of the College of Physicians in 1674, 1684, and 1687. Sir Hans Sloane was one of the executors of Barwick’s will (Peter Elmer, ‘Barwick, Peter (1619–1705)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1614, accessed 9 July 2014]).

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