Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: MS 4066

Folio: f. 101

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 Reel 16 Sloane MS 4066

Language: English

Letter Categories:
Curiosity Reports

Letter Subject:

Date of letter (as written): 19th Feby 1732 (Unknown)

Standardised date:

Letter Origin (as written): Heby

Letter Destination (as written):

Charles Bere

No Recipient Attached to This Letter

Others Mentioned:
Peter Clarke

Letter written about self or others: N/A

Single or Multiple Sufferers: N/A

Patients Mentioned in Letter:
No Patients Attached to this Letter


Peter Clarke of Hammersmith Baker did the ninth day of January 1732 produce & show me a stone taken out of his Mares gutt which weighed seaven pounds and three quarters and measured round – Twenty inches it is of a dark liver Colour & very smoth & round wth some red spotts NB That there was found in another gutt of the sd mare Eight other stones not unlike the stones on the sea shore wch said stones weighed three quarters of a pound each Char Bere 19th Feby 1732

Other Notes:
Charles Bere informs the recipient of the letter that a stone weighing seven pounds and three quarters was retrieved from the stomach of a mare. He also states that in addition to the large stone, eight smaller stones each weighing three quarters of a pound were also removed from the mare’s stomach.