MS 38 - David Skene, M.D.: correspondence
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Papers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Hope to David Skene
22 January 1766
John Hope (1725–1786), physician and botanist
Letter from John Hope to David Skene in which he congratulates Skene on his election to the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh; he thanks him for comments on 'the sibbins' and asks where the name came from; he has received the specimens of cryptogamia; he has been too busy with his practice and winter course to spend much time on botany; he asks for a specimen of baderlocks and queries whether it was a distinct species or variety; he encloses a list of simples; he remarks that he can say little from his experiments on mizeroon; he asks for specimens of 'curious drugs'; he refers to Walker's popularity in London, 22 January 1766.
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