Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4050
Folio: ff. 65-66
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 8 Sloane Mss. 4050, 4051 98470
Date of letter (as written): March 16, 1728/29 (Gregorian)
Standardised date: 1729-03-16
Letter Origin (as written): preston
Letter Destination (as written): For Sr Hans Sloan Baronett nigh Bloomesbury Square London
Sir Hans Sloane
Letter written about self or others: Others
Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer
Patients Mentioned in Letter:
Unnamed (Woman) (Female)
Age of Patient:
Description of Patient:
Previous Treatment: The patient followed Sloane's advice, which offered relief while the weather was agreeable.
Response: The woman died after it began snowing and grew cold.
Other Notes:Richardson discusses ornithology and his collection of bird specimens. Richardson was a physician and botanist who traveled widely in England, Wales, and Scotland in search of rare specimens. He corresponded and exchanged plants with many well-known botanists and naturalists (W. P. Courtney, Richardson, Richard (16631741), rev. Peter Davis, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23576, accessed 31 May 2011]).