Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4039

Folio: ff. 293-294

Microfilm: The History of Science and Technology Series One: The Papers of Sir Hans Sloane, 1660-1753 From the British Library, London Part 1: Science & Society, 1660-1773 Reel 2 Sloane Mss. 4038, 4039 98460


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Collections
Material Culture
Royal Society
Scholarship
Scientific

Letter Subject:
Animals
Fossils
Gratitude
History
Hogs
Northamptonshire
Specimens
Stones


Date of letter (as written): April 25, 1704 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1704-04-25

Letter Origin (as written): Oxendon

Letter Destination (as written): To The Honoured Dr Sloan att his House in Bloomsbury London

Author(s):
John Morton

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
No Other Attached to This Letter

Letter written about self or others: N/A

Single or Multiple Sufferers: N/A


Patients Mentioned in Letter:
No Patients Attached to this Letter


MESH :


Transcription:

Other Notes:
Morton thanks Sloane for his favours and friendship, offering his service in return. He has been making observations for his History of Northamptonshire and is almost done with the fossil descriptions. He will forward an account of them soon. Morton describes an extraordinary stone taken out of a hog, which he may gift to the Royal Society. John Morton was a naturalist who was in correspondence with Sloane from roughly 1703 to 1716. Morton contributed nearly one thousand specimens (fossils, shells, bones, teeth, minerals, rocks, man-made artifacts, etc.) to Sloane's collection (Yolanda Foote, Morton, John (16711726), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/19364, accessed 2 July 2013]).