James Edward Smith, Genoa, [Italy], to Mrs Howorth, 3 Charlotte Chapel Row, Pimlico, London, Inghilterra

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/19/59
Title James Edward Smith, Genoa, [Italy], to Mrs Howorth, 3 Charlotte Chapel Row, Pimlico, London, Inghilterra
Letter date 7 Jul 1787
Author(s) Sir James Edward Smith 1759-1828
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/19/59 from James Edward Smith, Genoa, [Italy], to Mrs Howorth, 3 Charlotte Chapel Row, Pimlico, London, Inghilterra (7 July 1787)

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

Discusses their friends: Miss Louisa Lane, Mrs Howorth's brother, Mary Evans, Louisa [Mrs Howorth's daughter], Douglas [Mrs Howorth's son]. Cannot recommend any Italian poetry, but has learnt to like Italian music, enchanted with Rome, unable to draw any views of Switzerland. Her reflections on [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau [(1712-1778), philosopher] and Socrates are excellent and just. Very much "chargrined" at the situation in Chelsea [pregnancy of his housekeeper, Molly Standard], and has made "no provision for a groaning". Since arriving in Genoa has had a little pleurisy, which was immediately removed by bleeding.

Letter date: 7 Jul 1787
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 19.145
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.