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PRICES of STOCKS, &c. in JANUARY, 1776.
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A VER AGE PRICES of GRAIN, by the Standard WINCNESTER Bushel,
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FOR JANUARY, 1776.
For the LONDON MAGAZINE, MEMOIRS of the late Mr. PETER COLLINSON, Fellow of the Royal Society,
and of tbe Society of Antiquaries in London, and of the Royal Societies of Berlin and Upsal.
(WITH AN ELEGANT ENGRAVING:) HE satisfaction ari- the number of fuch kept increasing
sing from the view of to the last period of his life. T mas a life continually em The firft rate naturalists of the
ployed in commenda- age, Drs. Derham, Woodward, Dale, ble pursuits, and in Lloyd, Sir Charles Wager, and Sir acts of laiting and ex Hans Sloane, were among his friends
tenfive utility, is not a -He was one of those few who vi. (mail one.
We participate afresh in fited Sir Hans at all times familiarly, every social action of the friend whom and continued fo to do to the latest we loved whilft living, and pay that period--and among the great variety of tribute to his name which love and articles which formed his friend's fufriendship demand-a grateful and perb collection, fmall was the numhonourable remembrance.
ber of those, with whose history Mr. The just efteem which Mr. Peter Collinson was not well acquainted. He Collinson had acquired, among the was elected a fellow of the Royal chief promoters of natural history in Society, December 12, 1728, and was most parts of the world, and among one of the moft diligent and useful men of understanding in general, in members of that respectable body, not every part of useful science ; must only in supplying them with many sender any apology unnecessary for curious observations himself, but in exhibiting some account of him. promoting and preserving an exten
Mr. Peter Collinson was the great. sive correspondence with learned fo. grandson of Peter Collinson, who lived reigners in all countries, and on on bis paternal estate called Hugal erery useful subject - and thus ex. Hail, near Winderinere Lake, ten cited others to contribute largely to miles from Kendal in Westmoreland, the instruction and entertainment He was born in the year 1693, and the society. whilft a youth he discovered a strong Indeed he suffered nothing useful attachment to natural history. Insects, in either art or science to escape him. and their several metamorphoses, em - There were but few men of learnployed many of those lours, which at ing and ingenuity of all professions his time of life are mostly spent by who were not of his acquaintance-he others in very diferent pursuits. acquainted the learned and ingenious Plants likewise engaged his attention; in dittant parts of the globe with the he began early to make a collection discoveries and improvements in naof dried specimens, and had access to tural history in this country, and rethe heft gardens in the neighbourhood ceived the like information from the of London. In the year 1740 he moft eminent persons in almost every was considered among those who other. His correspondence with Cadwere best acquainted with botany wallader Colden, Esq; of New York, and natural history in England and the celebrated Dr. Franklin of his collection was very large - the Philadelphia, furnin many instances specimens well cholen - isbotanic of the benefit resulting from his atgarden contained many curious plants tention to all improvements. To him not to be met with in any other, and Dr. Franklin communicated his first