Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/46
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Bulstrode, [Buckinghamshire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionThanks for the two copies of third volume of "Flora Britannica"; humbled by the "deference you have paid to my humble attempts at the genus 'Carex'". Has just heard that there is a "lady botanist" at Rochester; regrets that both at Windsor and Rochester there were no naturalists, "this horrid war turns all men's minds to drums, trumpets & arms". Will try to attend the Linnean Society anniversary meeting but wishes for his resignation of the vice-presidentship to take place before then. Praises Smith's support of "English Botany", thinks the variety of 'Hedypnois autumnalis' is a distinct species. Unsure of 'Picris hieracoides'; always thought it a one foot high dwarfish plant and cannot find it in "English Botany" and has been told by Eton botanists that it is a smooth plant growing over the ferry in a lane in Datchet, Berkshire, about three feet high. Encouraging his and [John] Sibthorp's acquaintance, Miss [Elizabeth] Hill [(c 1760-1850), algologist], to study marine plants. Dr Walter Vaughan, an old friend of Smith's from Edinburgh and Leiden, has established a practice in Rochester and "threatens" to take up botany in the summer. Goodenough's wife a "sad invalid".
Date1 Apr 1804
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialSmith, J E, (1800-1804). "Flora Britannica" London: Davis.

Smith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London.
NotesSmith replied 12 Nov [1804]
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.543-545.
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/110/1/24Sibthorp; John (1758-1796); botanist1758-1796
GB/110/1/311Vaughan; Walter (1766-1828); physician1766-1828
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