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In 1689, Sloane travelled to Jamaica as physician to the Governor, the Duke of Albermarle. It was here where we can truly see Sloane collecting for the first time, collecting plants which later became part of his herbarium. These were documented and illustrated in his ‘Voyage to Jamaica’, Volume I (1707) and Volume II (1725).
Chakrabarti, Pratik (2012) ‘Sloane’s travels: a colonial history of gentlemanly science’, in Alison Walker, Arthur MacGregor, Michael Hunter, From Books to Bezoars. Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections. The British Library, London, pp.71-79.
Churchill, Wendy D. (2012) ‘Sloane’s perspective on the medical knowledge and health practices of non-Europeans’, in From Books to Bezoars. Sir Hans Sloane and his Collection. The British Library, London, pp.90-98.
Sloane, Hans. A voyage to the islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and ‘Jamaica, with the natural history of the Herbs and Trees, Four-Footed Beasts, Fishes, Birds, Insects, Reptiles, &c. of the last of those islands;to which is prefix’d an introduction, wherein is an account of the inhabitants, air, waters, diseases, trade, &c. of that Place, with some Relations concerning the Neighbouring Continent, and Islands of America. Illustrated with the figures of the things describ’d, which have not been heretofore engraved; In large Copper-Plates as big as the Life. By Hans Sloane, M. D. Fellow of the College of Physicians and Secretary of the Royal-Society. In two volumes. Vol. I. Vol. Volume 1. London, 1707., Volume II 1725.
Smith, Tracey-Ann. Hann, Katherine (2012) ‘Sloane, Slavery and Science. Perspectives from Public Programmes at the Natural History Museum’ in From Books to Bezoars. Sir Hans Sloane and his Collection. The British Library, London, pp. 227-235.
The website for the James Delbourgo curated exhibition Sloane: Voyage to the Islands.