Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/6/42
Title Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith
Letter date [Feb-Mar 1805]
Author(s) Aylmer Bourke Lambert 1761-1842
Number of Pages 5

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GB-110/JES/COR/6/42 from Aylmer Bourke Lambert to James Edward Smith (March 1805)

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

Thanks for turkey. Interested by Smith's account of his "poisoning plan", Sir Jospeh Banks says it will "eat up plants & paper in the course of two or three years". Asks when Smith will begin publication of "Lapland Journey". Clarifies conversation relating to [Robert John] Thornton [(1768-1837) physician and writer on botany], part of a dispute involving Mr Caley publishing unprovoked assaults on Lambert in the "Imperial Review". Sends a box of "Lambert nuts", believes it to be a new species, relates how his father grew first tree in country hence their common appellation. Relates coincidence of [Jonas] Dryander and [Charles] Konig also both knowing them as "Lambert nuts" from their respective Sweden and Germany, but from the German for "long-bearded". [Peter Simon] Pallas mentions it in his "Travels in the Crimea".

Letter date: [Feb-Mar 1805]
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 6.78
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Related MaterialFor previous discussion of Thornton see JES/COR/6/41; JES/COR/6/43. Linnaeus, C, Smith, J E, and Troilius, C (tr.), (1811). "Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland [1732]. Now first published from the original manuscript journal of the celebrated Linnaeus" London: White & Cochrane. Lambert, 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. Pallas, P S, (1820-1823). "Travels through the southern provinces of the Russian Empire ... 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German ..." London: Longman.
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.