Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/42
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Windsor, [Berkshire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionBegs for natural history news, especially of the new 'Carex' species discovered since he last wrote. Fears all are mistaken over his 'Carex fulva'; left specimens in all stages of growth at the Linnean Society for verification. Identifies himself as the one to ascertain [John] Lightfoot's 'Carex tomentosa' as Linnaeus' 'C. filiformis' after begging the Queen [Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III] to examine her herbarium for the purpose. D[awson] Turner insists on writing to him even after being informed that his neighbour [Thomas] Woodward knows as much [about 'Fucus'], Turner talks of a work on 'Fucus' but has urged him to a "tentamen confervarum". Is about to receive a French paper on the fructification of 'Confervae', will inform Smith of anything striking. Deterred from visiting London by the expensive accomodation.
Date1 Feb 1802
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialTurner, D, (1802). "A synopsis of the British Fuci." Yarmouth: Bush.
NotesSmith replied 24 Apr [1802]
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/110/1/87Lightfoot; John (1735-1788); Church of England clergyman and naturalist1735-1788
GB/110/1/79Turner; Dawson (1775-1858); banker, botanist and antiquary1775-1858
GB/110/1/121Woodward; Thomas Jenkinson (1745-1820); botanist1745-1820
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