Richard Relhan, Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire], to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/8/87
Title Richard Relhan, Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 21 Aug [1799]
Author(s) Richard Relhan 1754-1823
Number of Pages 6

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GB-110/JES/COR/8/87 from Richard Relhan, Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire], to James Edward Smith (21 August 1799)

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Item Type: Document
From: Relhan, Richard
Sent from: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Explains that the authority for habitats in "Flora Cantabrigiensis" and his supplements are all his, except 'Phleum paniculatum' which is on [James] Crowe's authority, and except for 'Salix rubra' found by [Samuel] Goodenough at Ely the other ['Salix'?] habitats are wrong. Lists two pages of new habitats for plants in "Flora Cantabrigiensis" for insertion [in "English Botany"]. Has sent [James] Sowerby and now Smith specimens of 'Potamogeton gramineum' and his Burwell plant, thinks it is the plant in "Flor. Dan. t.222" ["Flora Danica"?]. Lists two pages of new Cambridgeshire plants and habitats found since his last supplementum [over following two sides of the letter]. Commencing study of mints ['Mentha'], offers to send specimens of any not described by [William] Sole. List of plants sent, five are unnamed with habitats, but presumably 'Mentha'; plus 'Potamogeton gramineum', which Smith has annotated "only 'compressum'"; and possible 'Salix caprea', asks Smith to figure it if so.

Letter date: 21 Aug [1799]
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 8.157
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Related MaterialRelhan, R, (1785-1793). "Flora Cantabrigiensis, exhibens plantas agro Cantabrigiensi indigenas, secundum systema sexuale digestas... - (...Supplementum & ... Supplementum alterum... & Supplementum tertium.)." Cantabrigia: J. Archdeacon. Smith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London. Paulli, S, (1674-1648). "Flora Danica det er: Dansk urtebog: udi huilcken ... icke alleeniste Urternis historiske Beskrifvelse, Krafter oc Virckninger, med zijrligste figurer andragis: men endocsaa Lægedomme til alle Siugdomme gafnlige, korteligen oc klarligen antegnis: saa at den er baade en Urtebog oc Lægebog. ..." Kiøbenhafn: Melchior Martzan. Sole, W, (1798). "Menthae Britannicae: being a new botanical arrangement of all the British mints..." Bath: [printer:] Cruttwell.