Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/10/103
Title Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 13 Sep 1792
Author(s) Walter Wade 1740-1825
Number of Pages 2

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GB-110/JES/COR/10/103 from Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith (13 September 1792)

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Item Type: Document
From: Wade, Walter
Sent from: Dublin, Ireland
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Received the most recent numbers of Smith's "Icones Pictae" and "Spicilegium Botanicum". Would like Smith's opinion of his manuscript "Flora Dubliniensis", having heard from [Aylmer Bourke] Lambert that Smith has seen it. Asks if [Pierre] Bulliard [(1752-1793), botanist] has published anymore of his ["Herbia de la France"] since 1780. Had suspected the author of "English Botany" was someone "first rate" and is not disappointed [Smith's "English Botany" was originally published anonymously]; suggests improving it by including the general size of plants and differences noted when much similarity occurs. Not impressed with [Thomas Martyn's] "Flora Rustica", particularly its lack of originality and inferior paper and plates. Thanks for Smith's pledge of support for his plans to promote natural history in Ireland but is increasingly realising the futility of this in spite of Ireland's natural treasures. Shall communicate any Irish natural history findings to the Linnean Society. Andrew Caldwell sends his compliments and hopes Smith received his pamphlets.

Letter date: 13 Sep 1792
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 10.167
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AdditionalSmith replied 24 Nov 1794
Related MaterialSmith, J E, (1790-1793). "Icones pictae plantarum rariorum descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae auctore Jacobo Edvardo Smith. - Coloured figures of rare plants ..." London: [privately]. Smith, J E, (1791-1792). "Spicilegium botanicum, Fasc. I & II." London: [privately]. Bulliard, P, (1780-1793). "Herbier de la France, ou collection complette des plantes indig‚nes de ce royaume... XII ann‚es, pls.602 [in 6 Vol.], col. illust., some partly col." Paris: [privately]. Smith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London. Martyn, T, (1792-1794). "Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry. Drawn and engraved by Frederick P. Nodder ... with scientific characters, popular descriptions ..." [London].
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.