Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4039

Folio: ff. 322-323

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
Patronage
Royal Society
Scholarship
Trade or Commodities

Letter Subject:
Animals
Books
Gifts
Hogs
Specimens
Stones
Subscriptions


Date of letter (as written): June 24, 1704 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1704-06-24

Letter Origin (as written): Oxendon

Letter Destination (as written): To the Honoured Dr Sloan, at 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 is glad his account of the hog's stone was well received at the Royal Society. He gifts the stone to the organization and thanks Sloane for encouraging him. He is worried his subscribers are becoming suspicious due to the slow progress he is making. 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]).