Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/37
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Windsor, [Berkshire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionHis principle studies and enjoyments are of divinity, natural history, and music. Requests specimens of 'Crocus neediflorus', 'Crocus sativus' the saffron crocus, new specimens from "English Botany", and cryptogamics. A report circulating that [Thomas] Pennant "is at last dead". Asks if Smith has 'Bromus' specimens, particularly of the affinities to 'B. mollis', 'B. secalinus', 'B. arvensis', and 'B. erectus'. Will send Smith the 'Scirpus' found on the Welsh hills, at present thinks it 'Scirpus capitatus' of Linnaeus. In going over [John] Lightfoot's herbarium surprised to find there is no 'Ulva', he has named some of the 'Fucus' from his paper and asks why they do not appear in "English Botany". Looking forward to peace and a renewed exchange of the arts and sciences in Europe following "our great and repeated victories" which are exposing "the folly of French principles".
Date6 Nov 1798
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialSmith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London.

Smith, J E, 'Observations on the British Species of Bromus, with Introductory Remarks on the Composition of a Flora Britannica', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1798 4(1), p.276-302.
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/110/1/87Lightfoot; John (1735-1788); Church of England clergyman and naturalist1735-1788
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