Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/40
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionSpent the summer at his living of Cropredy, Oxfordshire, "one of the stillest places imaginable" but complains how all of the country "is in a state of cruel high cultivation, so that Nature's original designations are not to be discovered". Found 'Ulva compressa' on rocks in a rapidly running stream, an occurance never witnessed by him before; informed by [Dawson] Turner that 'Ulva compressa' and 'Ulva intestinalis' are the same plants. Hopes Smith's "Flora [Britannica]" is proceeding; its imperfect appearance "not relished" at Oxford. Did not see [George] Williams at Oxford but did visit the Botanic Garden, which was in very good form, and received 'Crocus officinalis' specimen which agreed with the description and figure in "English Botany". Received an old specimen of [Sir] T[homas] Frankland's 'Bromus secalinus' and now convinced he never saw it before; those sent under its name were 'Bromus mollis'. Presented Smith's gift of a plant to the Queen [Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III]. Knows nothing of political agitation or riots in the market town next to Cropredy.
Date24 Oct 1800
LevelItem
Extent4 pp
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialSmith, J E, (1800-1804). "Flora Britannica" London: Davis.

Smith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London.
PrevRefNo11.74
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/110/1/79Turner; Dawson (1775-1858); banker, botanist and antiquary1775-1858
GB/110/1/223Williams; George (1762-1834); physician and librarian1762-1834
GB/110/1/88Frankland; Sir; Thomas (1750-1831); 6th baronet1750-1831
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