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Sir Hans Sloane: Collector, Scientist, Antiquary Founding Father of the British Museum

ISBN13: 9780714120850
ISBN: 0714120855
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $85.0
Publisher: British Museum Press
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Pages: 308
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Sir Hans Sloane was a considerable figure in his time. He was the natural successor to Sir Isaac Newton as President of the Royal Society, President of the Royal College of Physicians and the friend of John Ray, Robert Boyle and other principal figures in the learned community of his day. He was also the author of a major two volume Natural History of Jamaica, the result of personal fieldwork on the island while a young man.