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

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/10/105
Title Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 7 Aug 1804
Author(s) Walter Wade 1740-1825
Number of Pages 2

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GB-110/JES/COR/10/105 from Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith (7 August 1804)

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

Sends copy of his "Plantae Rariores in Hibernia" for the Linnean Society, the preface will explain why it has not been printed in "Transactions of the Dublin Society" as originally intended.
As mentioned in [Dawson] Turner's preface to "Muscologiae Hibernica spicilegium" a "Flora Hibernica" by John Templeton [(1766-1825), Irish botanist] is to appear shortly, vouches for Templeton's qualifications but remains committed to his own "Flora Hibernica" [neither Wade or Templeton published their "Flora Hibernicas"].
Asks why Smith only referred to three or four plants from his "Catalogus Dublinensi" in "Flora Britannica". Defends it as the first attempt of its kind to record Ireland's flora on systematic principles in case others have tried to dissuade Smith of its merits. Praises Smith's work on 'Salix' in "Flora Britannica". Also praises the "beauty and correctness of the plates" and the "extreme precision and elegance of the letter press" of "English Botany". Asks if publication of "Icones pictae" and "Spicilegium botanicum" have ceased.

Letter date: 7 Aug 1804
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 10.171
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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 MaterialWade, W, (1804). "Plantae rariores in Hibernia inventae..." Dublin: [printer:] Graisberry. Turner, D, (1804). "Muscologiae Hibernicae spicilegium." Yermutha: Black. Wade, W, (1794). "Catalogus systematicus plantarum indigenarum in comitatu Dublinensi inventarum." Dublinum: Sleater. Smith, J E, (1800-1804). "Flora Britannica" London: Davis. Smith, J E, and Sowerby, J, (1790-1814). "English Botany" London. Smith, 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].
AdditionalSmith replied 8 Oct [1804]