Letter 4046

Ad: Buddle to J. Petiver – March ye 6th

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Date: March ye 6th
Author: Ad: Buddle
Recipient: J. Petiver

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: MS 4066
Folio: f. 278

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Honord ffriend I would very willingly have waited on you & ye good company this day but I have been confind by ye gout about this week I am [partly?] well at present & begin to goe about ye house my service to your-self & Mr Airy I am sr Your humble servant Ad: Buddle March ye 6th

Buddle informs Petiver that he would have “waited on [him] & ye good company” if it were not for his gout. Adam Buddle (bap. 1662, d. 1715) was a botanist and an ordained minister with the Church of England. While living in Henley, Suffolk, Buddle corresponded with James Petiver and Samuel Doody. Buddle had an impressive collection of mosses and grasses that he lent to Petiver and Doody, which were later passed on to Tournefort and Bobart. Buddle also acquired several specimens of English flora, which he bequeathed to Sloane. (James Britten, ‘Buddle, Adam (bap. 1662, d. 1715)’, rev. Janet Browne, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3883, accessed 22 June 2015])

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