Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/6/31
Title Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith
Letter date 29 Nov 1802
Author(s) Aylmer Bourke Lambert 1761-1842
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/6/31 from Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith (29 November 1802)

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Item Type: Document
From: Lambert, Aylmer Bourke
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Pleased to hear Smith has [Edmund] Davall's herbarium. Is currently organising his Cape [of Good Hope] plants from [William] Roxburgh and [Arthur] Philip [(1738-1814) first governor of New South Wales], will give Smith duplicates. Letters arrived from the "Investigator" [Matthew Flinders' expedition to map Australian coast], surprise that they have already surveyed the unknown part of coast of New Holland from [?] to Bass Straits. [Ferdinand] Bauer [(1760-1826)] has made 360 drawings of new plants. A box of seeds has been sent. Asks of Smith's progress reviewing manuscript for Lambert's book "Description of the genus Pinus". Received books from Spain including complete works of [Antonio José] Cavanilles and fourth voulme of "Flora Peruviana", comments on the 'Alstroemeria' described therein. [Karl Friedrich von] Gaertner [(1772-1850)] is visiting and working on his herbarium. A group of Spaniards are currently in England and planning to travel to the interior of Africa, including [Simon de Roxas] Clemente [y Rubio]. Has fourteen numbers of "Annals of Natural History" from Spain. Encloses an unspecified item sent by the late Snelgrove of Norwich. Thanks Smith for herrings.

Letter date: 29 Nov 1802
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 6.56
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AdditionalSmith replied 1 Jan 1803
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.
Related MaterialLambert, A B, (1803-1807). "A description of the genus Pinus ... (Some account of the medicinal and other uses of various substances prepared from the trees of the genus Pinus. By William George Maton.) [Volume 1.]." London: White. Ruiz Lopez, H, and Pavon, J, (1798-1802). "Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis, sive descriptiones, et icones plantarum Peruvianarum, et Chilensium, secundum systema Linnaeanum digestae, ..." Madrid: Typis de Sancha.