Andrew Caldwell, Brunets Hotel, Leicester Square, [London], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/3/28
Title Andrew Caldwell, Brunets Hotel, Leicester Square, [London], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
Letter date 11 Jul 1804
Author(s) Andrew Caldwell 1733-1808
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/3/28 from Andrew Caldwell, Brunets Hotel, Leicester Square, [London], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk] (11 July 1804)

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Item Type: Document
From: Caldwell, Andrew
Sent from: London
To: Smith, Sir James Edward
Sent to location: Norwich, Norfolk
Summary:

Disappointed to not go to Norwich but was too busy during his visit to Cambridge to get away. Met [Edward Daniel] Clarke who travelled with [John Marten] Cripps [(1780-1853), traveller and antiquary] to the Crimea, met [Peter Simon] Pallas and purchased his herbarium and brought back a vast natural history collection, describes it in some detail including bust of Ceres. Has heard that the drawing of Mars and Venus omitted in the prints of the "Elogium Stultitiae" is now engraved in Veaux's French translation of "Elogium" printed at Basel in 1780 [French translation of Erasmus' "The Praise of Folly"]. The [Dublin] Botanic Garden now has 6000 plants.

Letter date: 11 Jul 1804
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 3.54
Additional Information:
Note typeNote
Publn NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 2, pp.158-160.
Related MaterialVeaux, (1780). "√Čloge de la Folie", Basel: Thurneysen; please note not available from Linnean Society Library.
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.
AdditionalSmith replied 18 [Jul 1804]