Letter 0445

Nehemiah Grew to Hans Sloane – April, 1697

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Date: April, 1697
Author: Nehemiah Grew
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036
Folio: f. 309

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Grew asks Sloane to show the enclosed to the other members of the Royal Society. He explains that the last few lines are taken from Philosophical Transactions. Grew was a botanist and physician who, in 1677, was appointed joint secretary of the Royal Society along with Robert Hooke (Michael Hunter, Grew, Nehemiah (bap. 1641, d. 1712), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/11521, accessed 11 May 2011]).

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