Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4037

Folio: ff. 29-30

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 1 Sloane Mss. 4036, 4037 98458


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Collections
Scientific

Letter Subject:
Anatomy
Animals
Dissection
Possum


Date of letter (as written): February 24, 1697/8 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1698-02-24

Letter Origin (as written):

Letter Destination (as written): For Dr Sloane in Southampton street near Southampton Square Holbourn

Author(s):
Edward Tyson

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Henry Hunt

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. 30] Sr Mr Hunt was with me to acquaint me yt yr Possum is dead & I do design tomorrow morning to look into his inside I should be glad of ye Company if in ye mean time you would take a little acct of what Authors has described this Animall you would oblige yr Friend & servt Edw: Tyson. Feb: 24 --97.

Other Notes:
Tyson wishes to dissect Sloane's late possum. Tyson, a physician, was known for his anatomical publications including that of an orangutang (Anita Guerrini, Tyson, Edward (16511708), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27961, accessed 18 June 2013]).