Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/74
TitleSamuel Goodenough, 14 Berners Street, [London], to James Edward Smith
DescriptionA "dreadful" six day journey from Carlisle to London brought on gout. Discusses 'Nymphaea' as mentioned in Theophrastus, Dioscorides, and Stephen's "Thesaurus". Not surprised at [James] Donn's [(1758-1813), curator of Cambridge Botanic Garden] attacks on [George] Don if he "learned any of the tricks of Thomas Agnew, to whom he was second at Kew" [Donn had accused Don of using seeds from Cambridge to grow into plants to claim as indigenous to Scotland, see RelatedMaterial]. Thanks Smith for offer of a turkey. Has not had a chance to see the "Anti-Jacobin".
Date11 Jan 1809
Extent2 pp
Related MaterialFor letters from Charles Lyell discussing James Donn's accusations of George Don see JES/COR/6/115; JES/COR/6/116; and previous letter from Goodenough JES/COR/11/70; JES/COR/11/97.
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/110/1/32Don; George (1764-1814); clockmaker and nurseryman1764-1814
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