Letter 4060

Charles du Bois to J. Petiver –

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Author: Charles du Bois
Recipient: J. Petiver

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: MS 4066
Folio: f. 337

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Sr, I ask your Pardon for keeping your Books so long, I have now return’d them with the thanks of Yor humble Serv Charles du B[ois?]

Charles de Bois apologies to Petiver for keeping his books for so long. Charles du Bois was a botanist working as the cashier-general of the East India Company. He became acquainted with other natural historians like James Petiver, William Sherard and Sloane, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1700 (B. D. Jackson, Dubois, Charles (bap. 1658, d. 1740), rev. P. E. Kell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/8113, accessed 8 July 2013]).

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