Reference numberNLB/45/316
Alternative reference numberNLB/45 p190
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Edward Smith
Date12 February 1912
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.'
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