Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4048

Folio: ff. 17-18

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 7 Sloane Mss. 4048, 4049 48469


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Patronage
Social

Letter Subject:
Marriages
Scandal


Date of letter (as written): July 3, 1725 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1725-07-03

Letter Origin (as written):

Letter Destination (as written): To The Honourable Sir Hans Slown

Author(s):
E. Martin
Sir Hans Sloane

Recipient(s):
E. Martin
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Mr. Cragg
Mr. Hugget
Mr. Knight
Mr. Portall

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:
Martin informs Sloane that Mr Knight is to marry 'ye Eldest of Mr Craggs sister' after he 'lived with [her] 15 years'. He claims the scandal will ruin her. Martin asks what she should do. Sloane wrote a draft of an answer on fol. 18, refusing to help her: 'Madam. I recd yors & am in no manner of condition either to advise or relieve you being perfectly a stranger to what you write & not in a possible way of helping you, being full of affairs in my own profession that I have neither time nor abilities to be assisting to you'.