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Sir Hans Sloane and his Library

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October
242008

13:00 - 14:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Public lecture by Alison Walker, The British Library

Alison Walker, The British Library

Sir Hans Sloane started collecting books when he was about 20 years old, and continued until his death at the age of 92. His collections of books, manuscripts and artefacts formed the basis of the British Museum and included some 40,000 printed volumes. By looking at what he acquired and how it was used we can learn about the man himself, his career and the intellectual and scientific circles in which he lived.

Lectures are free, but space is limited and registration is required. 

Sir Hans Sloane and his Library The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK