Research Project

Sloane Letters

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The correspondence of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) consists of thirty-eight volumes held at the British Library, London. The letters are a rich source of information about topics such as scientific discourse, collections of antiquities, curiosities and books, patients' illnesses, medical treatments and family history. The collection has only been indexed by authors and catalogued by vague categories, which makes it difficult for researchers to find relevant information. The database will help researchers to use the letters effectively.

 

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