Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4047

Folio: ff. 220-221

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


Language: French

Letter Categories:
Medical
Social
Travel

Letter Subject:
Epidemics
Germany
History
Hunting
Military


Date of letter (as written): August 19, 1724 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1724-08-19

Letter Origin (as written): Windsor

Letter Destination (as written):

Author(s):
Johann Georg Steigertahl

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
George I of Great Britain
Comte de Bottsmer

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:

Other Notes:
The King went partridge and rabbit hunting, but was disrupted by a storm. The Comte de Bottsmer is well and thanks Sloane for helping his domestic workers. Mr Scheibel is to give Sloane an update on the case. The sickness affecting Bottsmer's household required Sloane's expert opinion. Steigertahl describes the epidemics of 1707, 1708, and 1709, which afflicted the military: 'comme l'armee fut campe pres de la Riviere le Rhin'. Johann Georg Steigertahl (1666-1740) was the personal physician to George I of England. He was a member of the Royal Society and secured the purchase of Engelbert Kaempfer's collection of East Asian curiosities for Sir Hans Sloane in 1723 (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Steigerthal).