Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/71
TitleJames Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk], to Samuel Goodenough, Rose Castle, [Carlisle], Cumberland
DescriptionSmith's reply to Goodenough's letter dated 12 November 1808. Has Bodaeus' Theophrastus but as [John] Sibthorp's intention was to illustrate Dioscorides does not intends to go further with "Flora Graeca" or "Florae Graecae Prodromus". Requests Goodenough's advice whether to follow [Richard] Salisbury's new generic name for 'Nymphaea alba', 'Castalia', after the manner the petals "chastely fold over & cover the organs of impregnation", in "Florae Graecae Prodromus". Smith would prefer it to be after the Castalian fountain of Greek mythology. Salisbury has separated it from 'Nymphaea lutea' as proposed by Smith in "Introduction to Botany". Believes that 'Nymphaea alba' in Dioscorides provides enough evidence for keeping that name and proposes 'Blephara', also from Dioscorides, for the other generic name, and provides characters for each. Observes how curious it is that 'Nymphaea alba' is strictly gynandrous according to the more correct character of 'Gynandria'.

Believes he has quoted Dr [John] Hull [(1761-1843), physician and botanist] more than commending him, he is a "mere compiler". Bishop of Norwich [Henry Bathurst (1744-1837)] gratified to hear of Goodenough's remembrances and is quite recovered, although he lately had a fall at Holkham, [Norfolk, home of Thomas William Coke] after opening the cellar door. Asks Goodenough to frank enclosed letter to Mrs Smith in Liverpool. Amelia Hume's 'Chrysanthemum indicum' in flower. Will send part of his 'Sedum ochroleucum' in a frank for Goodenough to grow.
Date17 Nov 1808
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor Goodenough's response to 'Castalia' see JES/COR/11/72; JES/COR/11/73.

Sibthorp, J, (1806-1837). "Flora Graeca", London: Taylor.

Sibthorp, J, and Smith, J E, (1806-1813). "Florae Graecae prodromus: sive plantarum omnium enumeratio, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae invenit Johannes Sibthorp... Characteres et synonyma omnium cum annotationibus elaboravit Jacobus Edvardus Smith." Londinum: [printer:] Taylor.

Theophrastus, Scaliger, J C, Consatninus, R, and Bodaeus, J, (1644). Theophrasti Eresii de Historia plantarum libri decem ... cum notis ... illustravit Joannes Bodaeus a Stapel ... Accesserunt Julii Caesaris Scaligeri animadversiones: et Roberti Constantini annotationes... Amstelodami: Apud Henricum Laurentium.

Smith, J E, (1807). "An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany." London: Longman.
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.576-578.
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/110/1/24Sibthorp; John (1758-1796); botanist1758-1796
GB/110/1/15Salisbury; Richard Anthony (1761-1829); botanist and horticulturist1761-1829
GB/110/1/62Coke; Thomas William (1754-1842); 1st Earl of Leicester of Holkham; politician and agricultural reformer1754-1842
GB/110/1/115Hume; Amelia (1751-1809)1751-1809
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