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
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
Sir Hans Sloane
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. 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]).