Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/16
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Ealing, [Middlesex], to James Edward Smith, 12 Great Marlborough Street, [London]
DescriptionHas just returned from a month long visit to Hastings, Sussex, where he saw the India, Jamaica, and Oporto fleets and collected marine plants. Fishermen brought a blue shark, 'Squalus glaucus', to shore, and as [Thomas] Pennant had only briefly spoken of the species decided to make a full description of it, and had an outline drawing of it made; proposes it for a paper [published as 'A Description of the Porbeagle Shark']. Has a specimen of 'Asplenium marinum' for Linnean Society herbarium. Found two new 'Ulvae' at Hastings. Asks the progress of printing of his paper on 'Carex'; wishes [John] Sibthorp could see it before he finishes his "Flora Oxoniensis". Baroness [Henriette Charlotte von] Itzenplitz has giving birth to a son at Kew.

On reverse of letter note "do get my vol. of Phil. Transactions" and a column of amounts of money.
Date16 Sep 1793
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialGoodenough's paper on the Porbeagle shark was cited in a dispute between Hugh Davies and Edward Donovan, see letters from Davies to Smith JES/COR/4/27; JES/COR/4/30; and letter from Goodenough to Smith JES/COR/11/68; JES/COR/11/79; JES/COR/11/80.

Goodenough, S, 'A Description of the Porbeagle Shark, the Squalus Cornubicus of Gmelin, Var. a.', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1797 3(1), pp.80-83.

Goodenough, S, 'Observations on the British Species of Carex', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1794 2(1), pp.126-211.

Sibthorp, J, (1794). "Flora Oxoniensis, exhibens plantas in agro Oxoniensi..." Oxonia: Typis Academicus.
NotesSmith replied 22 [Sep 1793]
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.525-526.
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/110/1/36Pennant; Thomas (1726-1798); naturalist, traveller and writer1726-1798
GB/110/1/24Sibthorp; John (1758-1796); botanist1758-1796
GB/110/1/220Itzenplitz; Henriette Charlotte von (1772-1848); patroness of science1772-1848
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