Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/97
TitleSamuel Goodenough, Rose Castle, [Carlisle, Cumberland], to James Edward Smith
DescriptionForwarded Smith's letter to [George] Don. Goodenough wishes Smith would ask Don about how he found the Italian 'Lemium maculatum' in Scottish woods, which he remembers from Kew Gardens; Don is rumoured to have sown foreign seeds and claimed them as native plants. Asks Smith to consider Bishop of Durham's [Shute Barrington] election as honorary member of the Linnean Society. Advises Smith to solicit the Prince Regent to become patron of the Society. Gathered in Bolton woods, near Bolton Abbey, 'Rubus saxatilis', 'Thalictrum majus', 'Thalictrum minus', and 'Polypodium dryopteris'.
Date27 Jun 1811
Extent4 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
GB/110/1/58Barrington; Shute (1734-1826); Bishop of Durham1734-1826
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