William Derham to Hans Sloane – August 3, 1709
Item infoDate: August 3, 1709 Author: William Derham Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042 Folio: ff. 24-25
[fol. 25] Sr Upmr Aug 3 1709 I have been informed yt ye late great Frost had not those ill effects in Scotland, & the North of England, yt it had wth us. If you have recd any informations from thence, or can get any, I beg the favr of your imparting them to me, yt I may insert them into the account I am now drawing up of yt matter for the Societies use. I have not time to add more The Postman staying, but yt I am Sr Your most obliged humble Servt Wm Derham
Derham was a Church of England clergyman and a natural philosopher, interested in nature, mathematics, and philosophy. He frequently requested medical advice from Sloane, and likely served as a physician to his family and parishioners (Marja Smolenaars, Derham, William (16571735), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/7528, accessed 11 May 2011]).