Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4046

Folio: ff. 134-135

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 6 Sloane Mss. 4046, 4047 98467


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Collections
Scientific

Letter Subject:
Birds
Dissections
Fowl
Ornithology
Specimens


Date of letter (as written): October 13, 1721 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1721-10-13

Letter Origin (as written):

Letter Destination (as written): For Sr Hans Sloane Bart These

Author(s):
John Hadley

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Mr. St. Andre
Dr. Douglas

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:
[fol. 135] 13 Oct:br 1721 Sr I take the Liberty to trouble You wth the body of a Hen Pheasant wch dyed this day among those we keep, in hopes that the examination of her inside may afford something curious, & unusual, she having about 5 or 6 years ago changed her appearance from that of an ordinary Mottled Hen to one much more resembling that of a Cock [?] she has carryed ever since. If as I suppose you care not for the trouble of opening her your self I beg the favour of having her delivered into the Hands of Dr Douglas or Mr St Andre. I hope in a very little while to beg your pardon in person for the liberty I take & In the mean time remain Your Most obedient humble servant J Hadley Humble services attend the Ladys & your self from all here

Other Notes:
John Hadley was a natural philosopher and mathematician. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1717 and invented the navigational instrument known as the octant, or Hadley's quadrant (Gloria Clifton, Hadley, John (16821744), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/11860, accessed 16 July 2013]).