Letter 0750

Edward Lhwyd to Hans Sloane – May 19, 1702

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Date: May 19, 1702
Author: Edward Lhwyd
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038
Folio: f. 346

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Lhwyd thanks Sloane for the letter and gift. He discusses his dissatisfaction with something he found in the Philosophical Transactions: a figure of the ‘Palat Stone’. Lhwyd had previously laid this dissatisfaction aside, but he decided to inform Sloane that he takes issue with it. Edward Lhwyd (1659/60-1709) was a naturalist and philologist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1708. Sir Hans Sloane described him as the best naturalist in Europe (Brynley F. Roberts, Lhuyd , Edward (1659/60?1709), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16633, accessed 26 June 2013]).

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