Hans Sloane (1660-1753)

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Author: Wendell E. Wilson
Date: Nov. 1, 1994
From: The Mineralogical Record(Vol. 25, Issue 6.)
Publisher: The Mineralogical, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,447 words
Abstract :

Hans Sloane is noted for his contribution to the founding of the British Museum. Born in Ireland, Sloane studied botany, chemistry and medicine out of an early interest in natural history. Two acquaintances influenced his collection of minerals, plants and animal specimens, namely, William Courten and James Petiver. His minerals, of which several were discovered in 1931, proved to be mediocre. Only 161 originals remain at the British Museum today.

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Wilson, Wendell E. "Hans Sloane (1660-1753)." The Mineralogical Record, vol. 25, no. 6, 1994, p. 65+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 23 Aug. 2019.

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