Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/79
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Rose Castle, [Carlisle, Cumberland], to James Edward Smith, at R Reeve's Esq, Lowestoft, Norfolk [Suffolk]
DescriptionThanks for Smith's "great curiousity", the primrose carnation. Finds it odd that is has no smell, Mrs Goodenough recalls seeing one at Windsor which was also scentless. Received a specimen of the plant Smith wrote to Mr Weatherhead about but can not recollect what it is called, it was possibly 'Stachys' but can find nothing in Gmelin's "Systema Naturae". [Hugh] Davies and [Edward] Donovan [(1768-1837), zoologist] are still in dispute over fish: Davies' letter appeared in the "Gentleman's Magazine" two months before Donovan's response, the former writes like a Welshman and the latter an artist "who thinks all the world must be as eager as himself to cull some lucky snap which has escaped the eyes of others", discusses the grievances and fears being dragged in on account of his paper on the Porbeagle shark in "Linnean Transactions" which used a drawing of Davies' [see RelatedMaterial]. Asks Smith to look for 'Confervae' in Lowestoft. Political horizon "clouding".
Date18 Sep 1809
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor Davies' account of the dispute to Smith, including transcripts and drawings of disputed items, see JES/COR/4/27; JES/COR/4/30. For Goodenough's further comments see JES/COR/11/69; JES/COR/11/80. For Goodenough's letter on Porbeagle shark found at Hastings see JES/COR/11/16.

Linnaeus, C, and Gmelin, J F, (1788-1793). "Systema naturae per regna tria natuirae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis." Lipsiae: Impensis Georg. Emanuel. Beer, 13th ed.
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/110/1/146Davies; Hugh (1739-1821); Church of England clergyman and botanist1739-1821
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