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


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Collections
Medical

Letter Subject:
Birds
Ornithology
Specimens


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

Author(s):
Richard Richardson

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Samuel Knooles
Mr. Willoughby

Letter written about self or others: Others

Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer


Patients Mentioned in Letter:

Patient 1

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.

Ongoing Treatment:

Diagnosis: Death.

Response: The woman died after it began snowing and grew cold.

Theme Description:

Themes(s):

Medical Problem(s):
Death


MESH :
Death


Transcription:

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]).