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TitleVolume 18
AdminHistoryThomas Jenkinson Woodward (1745-1820), botanist, born Huntingdon, 6 March 1745, into a well established family. Educated at Eton College, 1758-1762, and Clare College, Cambridge, graduating LLB 1769. Married Frances, née Manning, (d 1833), shortly afterwards, no children.

Appointed magistrate and deputy lieutenant for the county of Suffolk, and on removal to Walcot House, Diss, Norfolk, to the same offices for that county. On the establishment of the volunteer system he became lieutenant-colonel of the Diss Volunteers. FLS 1789.

Described by Sir James Edward Smith as one of the best English botanists; Smith named fern genus 'Woodwardia' in his honour. Contributed seven papers to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and the Transactions of the Linnean Society between 1784 and 1794, on fungi and algae. Provided information for Smith and Sowerby's "English Botany", second edition of Withering's "Systematic Arrangement of British Plants", and Thomas Martyn's edition of Philip Miller's "Gardeners' Dictionary".

Died Diss 28 January 1820.
DescriptionLetters between Sir James Edward Smith and Thomas Woodward.

PrevRefNo refers to Dawson, 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.
Date1782-1820
LevelFile
Extent131 items
LanguageEnglish
ArrangementChronological
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.
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