James Edward Smith, Paris, [France], to Mrs Howorth, 3 by Charlotte Chapel, Pimlico, London

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/19/38
Title James Edward Smith, Paris, [France], to Mrs Howorth, 3 by Charlotte Chapel, Pimlico, London
Letter date 24 Sep 1786
Author(s) Sir James Edward Smith 1759-1828
Number of Pages 8

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GB-110/JES/COR/19/38 from James Edward Smith, Paris, [France], to Mrs Howorth, 3 by Charlotte Chapel, Pimlico, London (24 September 1786)

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Item Type: Document
From: Smith, Sir James Edward
Sent from: Paris, France
To: Mrs Howorth,
Sent to location: London
Summary:

Pleasure at reading Mrs Howorth's "enigmatically written" letter. His change of plans, now journeying to Montpelier, Genoa, and possibly Rome and Naples, before returning to London via Paris and Switzerland. Account of his "most agreeable jaunt" to the gardens and lands of Marquis de Giardin and tomb of [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau [(1712-1778), philosopher] and surrounding area, including an unfinished temple to modern philosophy, Rousseau's hut, and other monuments; they met Rousseau's widow, who showed them Rousseau's death mask. French literature and English translations; suggests Mrs Howorth's brother, Mr Lane, compiles a selection of French literature for schools, on plan of Enfield's speaker. Asks if Miss Louisa Lane has forgotten him [Mrs Howorth's sister].

Letter date: 24 Sep 1786
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 19.101
Additional Information:
Note typeNote
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.