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Letter, 'On account of a monstrous child; of a omoplate bone from Brazil; of the tarantula; of the camphor tree' from Claude Geoffrey to Hans Sloane

Reference number: L&P/1/241

Date: 30 June 1743

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6 pages in French and 4 in English.

Subject:Anatomy

Part-published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Part of a letter from M. Geoffroy, F. R. S. and Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, to Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. late President of the Royal Society, concerning a child of a monstrous size'

Read 22 December 1743

Reference number
L&P/1/241
Earliest possible date
30 June 1743
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Ink on paper
Page extent
10 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Hans Sloane

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Hans Sloane, Letter, 'On account of a monstrous child; of a omoplate bone from Brazil; of the tarantula; of the camphor tree' from Claude Geoffrey to Hans Sloane, 30 June 1743, L&P/1/241, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_1_241/letter-on-account-of-a-monstrous-child-of-a-omoplate-bone-from-brazil-of-the-tarantula-of-the-camphor-tree-from-claude-geoffrey-to-hans-sloane, accessed on 25 February 2024

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