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Sloane, Sir Hans,

1660–1753, British physican and naturalist, president of the Royal College of Physicians (1719–35) and of the Royal Society (1727–40). His collection of botanical specimens (some of which he gathered in the West Indies), as well as collections of books and manuscripts, was purchased by the government following his death; they formed a beginning of the British MuseumBritish Museum,
the national repository in London for treasures in science and art. Located in the Bloomsbury section of the city, it has departments of antiquities, prints and drawings, coins and medals, and ethnography.
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. Sloane wrote, in Latin, a catalog of the plants of Jamaica, and published an account of his stay there.

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See biography by J. Delbourgo (2017).

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1753: Sir Hans Sloane, British physician and naturalist, whose collection formed the nucleus of the British Museum, died.
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1753: Sir Hans Sloane, British physician and |naturalist, whose collection formed the nucleus of the British Museum, died.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was 'arguably the greatest collector of the eighteenth century' (p.
A unique feature of the exhibition will be popular prints, such as Flower Basket, that can be dated with certainty to before 1750 because they were collected by the British MuseumOs founder Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753).
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1753: British physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection formed the nucleus of the British Museum, died.
Tourism's original missteps can be attributed in part to another Cook: Captain James Cook, commissioned for relic retrieval by physician, collector and chocolatier Sir Hans Sloane.