Sloane’s Collections

A vast number of Sir Hans Sloane’s Collections have been digitised and made available by the Natural History Museum (NHM), the British Museum (BM) and the British Library (BL). Below we list resources readily available for browsing, searching and learning more about Sloane’s collections.

Sir Hans Sloane’s Jamaican collections

“Sloane’s Jamaican collections comprise 1,589 dried plant specimens collected by Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) during his voyage to Jamaica from 1687 to 1689.”

Sir Hans Sloane’s Jamaican collections Central Hub

Specimens from Sloane’s voyage to Jamaica in NHM’s Data Portal

[ ⏬ Download ] Sloane Herbarium 1,279 records in CSV format

[ 🔎 SEARCH ] Search for a Specimen

British Museum: Explore the collection

Τhe British Museum does not offer a dedicated section for Sloane’s Collections per se however items can be searched through the BM’s Explore the collection search page.

[ 🔎 SEARCH ] How can I search only through Sloane’s Collections?

  1. Visit Explore the collection and search with your search query;
  2. On the left hand-side of the search results select the filter Person/Organisation;
  3. In the pop-up type in “sloane”;
  4. Select Sir Hans Sloane.

Browse 13,459 artefacts by Sir Hans Sloane in BM’s digitised collection

Sloane at the British Library

Sloane Printed Books Catalogue: “A catalogue and virtual reconstruction of Sir Hans Sloane’s dispersed library”

[ 🔎 SEARCH ] Sloane Printed Books: Special search engine created by the British Library for the Sloane Printed Books catalogue, featuring a Quick search as well as Advanced Search

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