Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4044

Folio: f. 135

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 5 Sloane Mss. 4044, 4045 98463


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Collections
Scholarship

Letter Subject:
Books
Gardens
Plants
Specimens
Translations


Date of letter (as written): February 29, 1716 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1716-02-29

Letter Origin (as written): London

Letter Destination (as written):

Author(s):
Patrick Blair

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
John Ray

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:
Blair received the plants Sloane sent him and had them planted. He offers to send a translation of John Ray's 'Synops'. Patrick Blair was a botanist and surgeon whose papers were published in the Transactions. In 1715 Blair joined the Jacobite rebellion as a battle surgeon but was captured and condemned to death. He was visited by Sloane in prison in the hopes the latter might secure a pardon. Sloane was successful and the pardon arrived shortly before Blair's scheduled execution (Anita Guerrini, Blair, Patrick (c.16801728), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2568, accessed 31 May 2011]).