Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/26
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith
DescriptionSends specimens of 'Dentaria bulbifera' should Smith wish for [James] Sowerby to draw them. The parcel Smith sent on was from [William] Withering, not [Thomas] Woodward, concerned Woodward's parcel containing rare seaweeds may be lost. Charmed with Smith's "Syllabuys [of a course of lectures in botany]" but advises him not to expand on the content at full length otherwise it would be "another "Phil[osophia] Botanica" in a fashionable dress". His sermon heavily criticised by in a review ["A sermon [on Psal xvii 13] preached before the Hon house of Commons Feb 25, 1795"]. Asks if Smith thinks he and Woodward are justified in thinking the root of 'Fucus' has something to do with its nourishment; conjectures that it may be where all the nerves of the plant meet.
Date[7 May 1795]
LevelItem
Extent2 pp
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialSmith, J E, (1795). "Syllabus of a course of lectures on botany." London: [privately].

Linnaeus, C, (1751). "Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris aeneis." Stockholmiae: Apud Godofr. Kiesewetter.

Goodenough, S, (1795). "A sermon [on Psal xvii 13] preached before the Hon house of Commons Feb 25, 1795, being a day of solemn fasting and humiliation" London; please note not available in Linnean Society Library but available in British Library.
PrevRefNo11.50
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.
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
GB/110/1/35Goodenough; Samuel (1743-1827); Bishop of Carlisle1743-1827
GB/110/1/48Sowerby; James (1757-1822); natural history artist, publisher and collector1757-1822
GB/110/1/111Withering; William (1741-1799); physician and botanist1741-1799
GB/110/1/121Woodward; Thomas Jenkinson (1745-1820); botanist1745-1820
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