Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/93
TitleJames Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk], to Samuel Goodenough, Berners Street, London
DescriptionSmith's reply to Goodenough's letter dated 5 December 1810. Thanks Goodenough for his "most judicious & able conducting" of the last Linnean Society meeting [resolving a dispute between William Elford Leach and William Bullock (fl 1790s-1840s)]. Agrees that [Thomas] Marsham is the best candidate for vice-president of the Society but is hurt that Marsham has hinted to others he expects to be appointed, despite having previously rejected the office. Intends to postpone the appointment of a vice-president and would like Marsham to explicitly state his desire for the role. Goodenough should put anyone he thinks suitable into the Council except [John] Symmons, lest it fuel rumours of his being appointed vice-president. Bishop of Norwich [Henry Bathurst (1744-1837)] moving to London soon having bought a house in Welbeck Street.
Date7 Dec 1810
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialFor letter of 17 November 1810 from Alexander Macleay [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay] to Smith on Leach-Bullock controversy, see JES/AM/59; for letter of 21 November 1810 from William George Maton to Smith on same, see JES/AM/59; for letter of 5 December 1810 from Samuel Goodenough to Smith on same, see JES/COR/11/92;
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/110/1/99Leach; William Elford (1791-1836); naturalist1791-1836
GB/110/1/17Marsham; Thomas (? 1747-1819); entomolgist? 1747-1819
GB/110/1/465Symmons; John (c 1745-c 1832); botanistc 1745-c 1832
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