Letter 1862

Thomas Hearne to Hans Sloane – August 18, 1712

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Date: August 18, 1712
Author: Thomas Hearne
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4043
Folio: ff. 79-80

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Hearne informs Sloane that Mr Clements paid ‘for the eleven Copies of the 8th Vol. of Lelond’s’ book. He thanks Sloane for his help in publishing it and will forward the ninth volume when it is finished. Thomas Hearne (bap. 1678, d. 1735) was an antiquary and diarist. He began working at the Bodleian Library in 1701. A nonjuror, his refusal to take an oath of allegiance to King George I led to his dismissal from the Bodleian in 1716. Hearne published the works of several English chroniclers (Theodor Harmsen, Hearne, Thomas (bap. 1678, d. 1735), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12827, accessed 2 June 2011]).

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