Letter 4368

Rose Fuller to Hans Sloane – August 31, 1731

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Date: August 31, 1731
Author: Rose Fuller
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4052
Folio: ff. 1-2

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The man Fuller recommended to Sloane has not given him an update ‘wth regard to buying the books’. Fuller notes that this is not like him, for he is ‘a very honest and diligent young man’ and ‘buys for my Lord Bollingbroke’. Fuller discusses the book trade in detail. Rose Fuller (1708-1777) was a politician, gun-founder and landowner. He was Sir Hans Sloane’s grandson. Fuller studied medicine at Cambridge from 1725 to 1728 and Leiden from 1729 to 1732 and went to Jamaica in 1733 to supervise the family estates. He served in the Jamaican assembly for some time before returning to England in 1755. Fuller was elected MP for Rye in 1768 (J. S. Hodgkinson, ‘Fuller family (per. c.1650–1803)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/47494, accessed 14 Aug 2014]).

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