Letter 0889

Anna Hermann to Hans Sloane – January 17, 1704

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Date: January 17, 1704
Author: Anna Hermann
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4039
Folio: ff. 231-232

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Hermann hoped to be in England already, but an unfortunate accident forces her to stay in the Netherlands through the winter. She has sent a number of plants and drafts from Ceylon to Mr Sherard ‘in March Lane’. She hints at Sloane purchasing the collection, noting that it is valued at £100. Anna Hermann was the wife of Leiden-based physician and botanist Paul Hermann (1646-1695) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hermann).

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