|Description||'Your letter of January 17th has remained long unanswered, but the records of Hans Sloane's election into the Society were rather obscure. I find now however that the inly entries on the subject are these:-|
At a meeting of the Council on November 29, 1684, Sir Christopher Wren, Vice PResident, in the Chair, Dr Sloane was proposed as a candidate and approved. On January 14th, 1684/5, at a meeting of the Society, Dr Sloane was proposed a candidate by Dr Lister, and a week later on January 21st at a meeting of the Society "Dr Sloane being proposed by Dr Lister was balloted and chosen".
In those days certificates of candidature signed by the proposers of a candidate had not come into use. The first we have date from 1731.'