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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms gb-01574
Type of object:  facsimile
Dimensions:  194 x 120mm
Extent:  1 fol.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a
Language:  Latin
Place:  Unidentified
Date:  1677 (around)
Short summary:  Information on the new president and secretaries of the Royal Society; draft and fragment
Person:  Sloane, Hans, Sir, 1660 (Killyleagh, co. Down)-1753 (Chelsea, London), Physician, Collector, author ?
Person:  Heweliusz, Jan, 1611-1687, Mathematician, Astronomer, addressee ?
Person:  Brouncker, William, 2nd viscount Brouncker, 1620-1684, Mathematician, Physician, person referred to
Person:  Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703, Philosopher, person referred to
Person:  Oldenburg, Henry, 1615-1677, Secretary, person referred to
Person:  Williamson, Joseph, 1633-1701, Dramatist, Politician, person referred to ?
COMMENTS
Comments:  Ending of letter missing. Letter probably dated 1677, as it is unlikely that Sir Hans Sloane would have been involved in the Roayal Society at the age of 17 the letter is probably written by someone else.

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