Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/27
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith, 12 Marlborough Street, [London]
DescriptionInforms Smith of a house available in Kensington Square. Asks Smith to enquire after a missing parcel of his sent by [Thomas] Woodward to Norwich for Smith to take care of. Received letter from [William] Withering containing specimens and asking about 'Carices', one specimen was labelled as "definitely 'Carex caespitosa'" and the other as Goodenough's 'Carex stricta'; thinks them both 'Carex recurva'. Withering also sent specimen of 'Carex pauicea' with an account of its habitat in Cornwall and asked whether it is [Nikolaus Joseph von] Jacquin's 'Carex praecox'; he "always thought his blunders with 'Carices' inexplicable". Fears that if Smith does leave London it will interrupt his presidency of the Linnean Society "to the sickness if not the death of it"; asks Smith to think how to secure the Society.
Date16 May 1795
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor Goodenough's reminiscence of Withering's confusion over 'Carex' see JES/COR/11/78.
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/110/1/121Woodward; Thomas Jenkinson (1745-1820); botanist1745-1820
GB/110/1/111Withering; William (1741-1799); physician and botanist1741-1799
GB/110/1/106Jacquin; Nikolaus Joseph von (1727-1817); Baron; botanist and chemist1727-1817
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