Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/63
TitleJames Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk], to Samuel Goodenough
DescriptionHas still not received a letter from Goodenough. Wants Goodenough to read his paper on the new genus 'Hookeria', named after William Jackson Hooker, at the Linnean Society and asks that Goodenough overlook the clash with [Richard] Salisbury's 'Hookera', named after [William] Hooker [(1779-1832)], botanical artist for "Paradisus Londinensis", a "man of no knowledge & of even less character". Has found that Salisbury and William Hooker have been stealing copies of Sir Joseph Banks' drawings and publishing them as drawn from Lady Essex's garden. His wife still helpless with a painful rheumatic illness. Intends to be at the Linnean Society on 19 April.
Date3 Apr 1808
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor further on Salisbury's fabrication of plants from Lady Essex's garden see JES/COR/6/62; JES/COR/6/63; JES/COR/6/68; JES/COR/11/65. For Goodenough's opinion of 'Hookera', see JES/COR/11/64.

Smith, J E, 'Characters of Hookeria, a new Genus of Mosses, with Descriptions of Ten Species', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1808 9(1), pp.272-282.
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.564-565.
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 NameSmith, Sir James Edward (1759-1828)
GB/110/1/11Smith; Sir; James Edward (1759-1828); Knight; botanist1759-1828
GB/110/1/38Hooker; Sir; William Jackson (1785-1865); Knight; botanist1785-1865
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