CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/93
Alt Ref No108
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Ellis, Gray's Inn, London, to David Skene
Date23 July 1768
Extent1 item
Creator NameJohn Ellis (c.1710-1776), zoologist
Administrative HistoryLord Bute (1713-1792)
DescriptionLetter from John Ellis, Gray's Inn, London, to David Skene in which he encloses a letter for his friend, J[ame]s Badenach, who has been working on British submarine vegetables, and asks Skene to deliver it; he has been too busy to do much more work on zoophytes and has found getting the plates done so troublesome that he is disheartened; he has been experimenting with animal and vegetable infusions; Mr Badenoch will tell him of a letter from Lord Bute to Lord Dr Hope in which he states that he and Dr Hill are convinced that the agarici are animals; he suggests that Skene should try an infusion, 23 July 1768.
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