Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042

Folio: ff. 277-278

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 4 Sloane Mss. 4042, 4043 98463

Language: English

Letter Categories:
Curiosity Reports
Trade or Commodities

Letter Subject:

Date of letter (as written): April 16, 1711 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1711-04-16

Letter Origin (as written): Rosehill

Letter Destination (as written): To Dr Hans Sloan Secretary to the Royall Society att their House In Crane Court Fleet Street with a small Box to be sent immediately

John Fuller Sr.

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


[fol. 278] Rosehill Aprill 16th 1711 Honrd. Sr. I send you herewith a Couple of Monstrous Piggs, one of them was farrowed alive the other dead, the sow had six Piggs beside, all of them as they should be, The Plates for the Chimnys are all Cast, and shall be sent, as soon as the Wage's are Good I am Sr yr dear son and obdt servt J Fuller

Other Notes:
John Fuller, Senior married Elizabeth Rose, daughter of Fulke and Elizabeth Rose of Jamaica, in 1703. He managed the family sugar plantations in Jamaica and in 1705 took control of the family furnace where he became an ironmaster and gunfounder. His wife's mother later married Sir Hans Sloane, making Sloane Fuller's stepfather-in-law (J. S. Hodgkinson, Fuller family (per. c.16501803), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2005 [, accessed 2 July 2013]).