Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038

Folio: ff. 66-67

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 2 Sloane Mss. 4038, 4039 98459


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Royal Society
Scientific

Letter Subject:
Food
Gifts
Impersonation
Salt


Date of letter (as written): September 13, 1700 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1700-09-13

Letter Origin (as written): Canterbury

Letter Destination (as written): ffor Dr Hans Sloan to be left with Mr Henry Hunt at Gresham Colledge in London

Author(s):
Stephen Gray

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Henry Hunt

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:
Gray informs Sloane that he knows nothing about the pork sent to the Royal Society. Sloane had asked for a more particular account of its fat. Gray claims that someone must share his name or is impersonating him. He adds: 'I knew not that the salt I gave you an account of had been observed by any one before[,] but by yours am well satisfied it has'. Gray was an experimental philosopher who established a rapport with the Royal Society and Royal Greenwich Observatory, published articles in the Transactions, and experimented with electricity (Michael Ben-Chaim, Gray, Stephen (bap. 1666, d. 1736), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/11354, accessed 26 June 2013]).