Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/64
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith
DescriptionInsists that he sent a franked letter to Smith after leaving Rochester, it included praise of Smith's "Introduction to Botany" [not extant]. His new duties at the House of Lords more time consuming than he anticipated. Thinks naming plants after unworthy people "lowers the science" [in reference to Richard Salisbury naming 'Hookera' after his botanical artist William Hooker [(1779-1832)]. Sends back Smith's work [for "Flora Graeca"] with queries on Latin usage for several items. Spent the day with [Aylmer Bourke] Lambert who has just received large addition of [New] South Wales plants to his herbarium. Sir Abraham Hume, Admiral and Mrs Essington, General [Francis (c 1758-1814)] and Mrs Grose, [Alexander] Macleay [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay], [Thomas] Marsham, and Lord Seaforth were also there. Wrote to Dawson Turner correcting 'Griffithsii' to 'Griffithsiae'. Persuaded Hume to become a FLS. Shall discuss the new Geological and Entomological societies the next time he sees Smith. Mrs Lynn in decline. Hopes to visit Smith's sister in Liverpool on his way to Carlisle.
Date4 Apr 1808
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialSee Smith's letter to Goodenough 3 Apr 1808 for Salisbury's naming 'Hookera', JES/COR/11/63.

Smith, J E, (1807). "An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany." London: Longman.
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/110/1/25Lambert; Aylmer Bourke (1761-1842); botanist1761-1842
GB/110/1/213Hume; Sir; Abraham (1749-1838); 2nd baronet; collector of art and precious stones1749-1838
GB/110/1/95Macleay; Alexander (1767-1848); entomologist and civil servant in Australia1767-1848
GB/110/1/17Marsham; Thomas (? 1747-1819); entomolgist? 1747-1819
GB/110/1/225Mackenzie; Francis Humberston (1754-1815); Lord Seaforth, Baron Mackenzie of Kintail; army officer and colonial governor1754-1815
GB/110/1/79Turner; Dawson (1775-1858); banker, botanist and antiquary1775-1858
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