Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/80
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Rose Castle, [Carlisle, Cumberland], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
DescriptionSmith need not fear burdening Goodenough with his post. Sorry to see that the impudence of the Carlisle choristers has "blazened forth in the public papers" [the choristers refused to sing at services until their salaries were raised]. Asks Smith to bring native specimens of 'Ophrys corallorhiza' when he comes to London, previously received a foreign specimen of it but it is now found near to Edinburgh. Asks if Smith has figured 'Serapias latifolia', a bed of is growing wild near Rose Castle. Presumes [Hugh] Davies will rise to [Edward] Donovan's [(1768-1837), zoologist] letter in the "Gentleman's Magazine" on their dispute over fish [see RelatedMaterial]. Expecting a "fiery session" in the House of Lords this season on account of the British troops in Spain and Walcharen and Catholic Emancipation and equates the political situation to that directly before the fall of Carthage and the French Revolution.
Date30 Oct 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/11/68; JES/COR/11/79. For Goodenough's letter on Porbeagle shark found at Hastings see JES/COR/11/16.
NotesSmith replied 9 Nov [1809]
Publn_NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.584-585.
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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