Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/103
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Berners Street, London, to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionThanks for basket of game. Assures Smith he did not mean to suggest Smith was trying to influence [William Fitt Drake] with his own religious persuasions, and looks upon "any conscientious dissenter as being as good & as religious as any churchman whatsoever".

Will join the Linnean Dining Club, proposed by [William George] Maton, [Aylmer Bourke] Lambert and Mr Baker, if it is a "frugal literary dinner, where eating is not the primary object". Fears the plans for it are moving too fast; could not attend a meeting on subject held at the British Coffee House and attended by Maton, [George] Shaw [(1751-1813)], [Joseph] Sabine, and [William] Pilkington [(1758-1848)] as it would be "out of character". Enjoying reading "Lachesis Lapponica" and the greater maturity of Linnaeus' writing compared to his earlier "Systema".
Date17 Dec 1811
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor letter from William George Maton to Smith of 16 December on Linnean Club, see JES/COR/24/12.

Linnaeus, C, Smith, J E, and Troilius, C (tr.), (1811). "Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland", London: White & Cochrane.

Dahl, A, and Linnaeus, C, (1787). "Observationes botanicae circa systema vegetabilium divi a Linne, Gottingae 1784 editum ..." Hauniae: Typis Aulae Regiae Typographi N. Molleri & Filii.
NotesSmith replied 21 [Dec 1811]
Finding_AidsDawson, W R, (1934). "Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of The Linnean Society - Part I. The Smith papers: The correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Sir James Edward Smith", London: Linnean Society.
Creator NameGoodenough, Samuel (1743-1827)
GB/110/1/35Goodenough; Samuel (1743-1827); Bishop of Carlisle1743-1827
GB/110/1/160Drake; William Fitt (1786-1874); Church of England clergyman1786-1874
GB/110/1/25Lambert; Aylmer Bourke (1761-1842); botanist1761-1842
GB/110/1/203Maton; William George (1774-1835); physician1774-1835
GB/110/1/330Sabine; Joseph (1770-1837); natural historian1770-1837
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