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Sir Hans Sloane

Sir Hans Sloane by Stephen Slaughter 1736

A One Man Botanical Repository #OTD  We’ve got a big birthday today: Sir Hans Sloane, (16 April 1660 – 11 January 1753), was an Irish physician, naturalist, and collector.     He bequeathed his collection of 71,000 items to the British nation thus singlehandedly establishing the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum, London.…

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