Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4046

Folio: f. 156

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:
Trade or Commodities

Letter Subject:
African Company

Date of letter (as written): December 7, 1721 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1721-12-07

Letter Origin (as written):

Letter Destination (as written):

James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos

Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Francis Lynn

Letter written about self or others: N/A

Single or Multiple Sufferers: N/A

Patients Mentioned in Letter:
No Patients Attached to this Letter



Other Notes:
Brydges informs Sloane of an expedition to Africa. Mr Lynn, 'Secretary to the African Company', is the bearer. He is to answer Sloane's questions and explain 'the Nature of Drugs, plants, and spices' they might find there. James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744) was a politician, patron of the arts, and, like Sloane, on the Board of Governors of the Foundling Hospital. (Joan Johnson, Brydges, James, first duke of Chandos (16741744), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2010 [, accessed 30 Aug 2011]).