Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/12
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith, Great Marlborough Street, [London]
DescriptionHas just returned from Oxford. Already has a copy of second edition of [Johann Daniel] Leers [(1727-1774)] but asks Smith to look out for a first edition. Arrangements for purchasing L'Heritier's "Sertum Anglicum". Asks if Smith has a spare copy of [Johann Christian Daniel von] Schreber's "Grasses" [ "Beschreibung der Graesser"?]. Asks after progress of Smith's next fasciculus and for Smith to send it him as soon as ready. Argues the value of giving a preface to every fasiculus for saying something upon the nature of work; additional remarks on previously published plants; and prepatory annotations on forthcoming plants. Saw at Oxford Smith's friend Dr [William] Thomson [(c 1760-1806), mineralogist and physician]; persuaded him to give him the plants Smith provided for his abandoned "Materia Medica". Also saw [John] Sibthorp who gave him Cyrpus wine and Hymettian honey and gave him a tour of the rarities of the Sherardian library and garden. Next time Sibthorp is in London intends to compare all the Sherardian collection with Sir Joseph [Banks'] or Smith's collections. Sibthorp's thousand drawings "very excellent" and he has added Linnean names to the Sherardian and Morrisonian collections in his keeping; the garden is superior to the one at Cambridge.
Date23 Nov 1789
LevelItem
Extent4 pp
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialLeers, J D, (1775). "Flora Herbornensis exhibens plantas circa Herbornam Nassoviorum crescentes... cum descriptionibus rariorum in primis graminum..." Herborna Nassoviorum: [privately].

L'Héritier de Brutelle, C L, (1789). "Sertum Anglicum seu plantae rariores quae in hortis juxta Londinum, imprimis in Horto Regio Kewensi excoluntur, ab ... 1786 ad 1787 observatae; Cornus. Specimen botanicum sistens descriptiones et icones specierum corni minus cognatarum." Paris: Didot.

Schreber, J C D von, (1769-1779). "Beschreibung der Graesser nebst ihren Abbildung nach der Natur." Leipzig: bey Siegfried Lebrecht Grusius.
NotesSmith replied 27 [Nov 1789]
PrevRefNo11.23
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)
Access_StatusOpen
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
GB/110/1/35Goodenough; Samuel (1743-1827); Bishop of Carlisle1743-1827
GB/110/1/21Brutelle; Charles Louis L'Héritier de (1746-1800); botanist and magistrate1746-1800
GB/110/1/24Sibthorp; John (1758-1796); botanist1758-1796
GB/110/1/9Banks; Sir; Joseph (1743-1820); Baronet; Naturalist and patron of science1743-1820
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