The Will of Sir Hans Sloane

Contributed by Local Studies Dpt Ballynahinch

The Will of Sir Hans Sloane

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This is the last will and testament of Sir Hans Sloane, the legendary figure whose incredible collection of objects lead to the founding of the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum. Sir Hans was born in Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland on April 16 1660 and this year marks the 350th anniversary of his birth - events will be happening in Northern Ireland to commemorate the great man's achievements.

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  • 1. At 08:05 on 28 June 2010, waltzingmatilda57 wrote:

    I hope these events are going to be well publicised in the press - newspapers, television and radio. Too many times I have heard about other events either on the day they are happening, when it's too late to change plans, or after the event, when it is being reported on. I know this happens a lot of the time with my friends. Often we meet for coffee/dinner in the evening after work, and usually someone comments on some event which we would all have loved to have gone to but nobody had heard of until afterwards.

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  • 2. At 18:35 on 10 July 2010, Local Studies Dpt Ballynahinch wrote:

    Dear Waltzingmatilda57. We will endeavour to promote our September events effectively, can you advise which medium you access on a regular basis re events? Our website & Twitter will also be continually updated. Sloane350

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