Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/43
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Deanery, Rochester, [Kent], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionHopes Smith is recovered from illness which left him unable to read. Appointed Dean of Rochester and comfortably lodged, however, the town itself is "naval, military, & suited to the various business of a dockyard" and does not perceive much literature in the minor canons. Fears intellectual isolation but hopes to make an aquaintance with Mr Wrighte, foreign secretary of the Antiquary Society. Informed that the country about Rochester is well situated for botany but lacks the encouragement of a companion and discouraged by the "loose fellows from the navy and dockyard with their doxies". Thinks Smith's 'Carex [divisa]' is a good figure but wishes he consulted him first as he would have informed him of the variations caused by soil types, following observations on Isle of Sheppey. Thinks [William] Hudson in his first edition ["Flora Anglica"] took Smith's 'L. chrysophthalmus' for Linnaeus' 'juniperimus'. Asks Smith's opinion of [Thomas] Marsham's book ["Entomologia Britannica"]; thinks it "gives great consequence to English entomology". Greeting for the Bishop of Norwich [Charles Manners-Sutton (1755-1828)].
Date3 Nov 1802
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialHudson, W, (1762). "Flora Anglica, exhibens plantas per regnum Angliae sponte crescentes..." Londinum: [privately].

Marsham, T, (1802). "Entomologia Britannica sistens insecta Britanniae indigena..." Londinum: White.
NotesSmith replied 5 [Nov 1802]
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.541-543.
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/110/1/282Hudson; William (c 1730-1793); botanistc 1730-1793
GB/110/1/17Marsham; Thomas (? 1747-1819); entomolgist? 1747-1819
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