Nehemiah Grew to Hans Sloane – April, 1697
Item infoDate: April, 1697 Author: Nehemiah Grew Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036 Folio: f. 309
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]).