Charles Preston - Hans Sloane - 1702-05-02

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Charles Preston - Hans Sloane - 1702-05-02
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16555
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Sloane MS 4038, f.337
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Preston
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Hans Sloane
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . March 2, 1702
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Edinburgh 55° 57' 12.04" N, 3° 11' 18.15" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. William Courten, James Sutherland
LiteratureReference to literature. Cowan 1935, pp. 92-31, Burnett 2020b, p. 11212
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Duplicates
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I have obeyed your commands in presenting your service to Mr Sutherland who thinks himself thereby very much obleidged to you and gives his humble service to you and desired me to acquaint you that Charleton and he have corresponded of a long time about ancient coyns and collected for each other such duplicates as they could procure, and if your curiosity ly that way he will be most ready to obey your commands of qch you may acquaint me per next...' (London, British Library, Sloane MS 4038, f.337; Cowan 1933, pp. 92-3; Burnett 2020b, p. 1121)


  1. ^  Cowan, J. M. (1935) 'The history of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh - The Prestons', Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh vol. 19 no. 92, pp. 63-134
  2. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.