Satirical poem in the form of a letter from Thomas Hearne to Sir Hans Sloane

Scope and Content

Comprises a copy of "An epistolary letter from T----- H----- to Sr H--- Sloan- who saved his life ... ", published according to Foxon's English verse, 1701-1750, E437, in 1729.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), the historical antiquary, took his M.A. at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1703 and became second keeper of the Bodleian Library in 1712. For fuller details of his life and writings see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 4 July 1996.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database