Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4047
Folio: f. 208
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 98468
Date of letter (as written): August 5, 1724 (Gregorian)
Standardised date: 1724-08-05
Letter Origin (as written): Cowne Allins
Letter Destination (as written): ffor Sr Hans Sloane Bart In Great Russel-Street Bloomsbury In London
Sir Hans Sloane
No Other Attached to This Letter
Letter written about self or others: Self
Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer
Patients Mentioned in Letter:
John Bellers (Male)
Age of Patient:
Description of Patient: Bellers has loose stools.
Previous Treatment: 'I take Milke or Chocolate w'th Spaw Water or Bear' 2 or 3 times daily. He thinks riding does him good; takes rhubarb and laudanum.
Ongoing Treatment: Sloane's prescription at the bottom of the letter reads: 'pulo. ad str. Mixt. de drascand.'
Response: Bellers solicits Sloane's advice.
Other Notes:Bellers offers his condolences to Sloane, whose wife has died. He hopes that Sloane finds consolation in religion and grows closer to God. Bellers has treated prisoners and 58 of his 'Poorer Neighbors' to 'Baked Beefe'. John Bellers was a political economist and cloth merchant. He married fellow Quaker Fettiplace Bellers and agitated on behalf of the Society of Friends. One of his projects to propose the founding of a technical college for industrial workers. His critique of value influenced both Robert Owen and Karl Marx. Bellers published works on the practice of physic, political economy, government, and social policy (Tim Hitchcock, Bellers, John (16541725), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2050, accessed 2 Aug 2013]).