Sir Thomas Gery Cullum to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/13/6
Title Sir Thomas Gery Cullum to James Edward Smith
Letter date 28 Oct 1792
Author(s) Sir Thomas Gery, 7th baronet Cullum 1741-1831
Number of Pages 6

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GB-110/JES/COR/13/6 from Sir Thomas Gery Cullum to James Edward Smith (28 October 1792)

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From: Cullum, Sir Thomas Gery
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Fears that [William] Hudson is dying after suffering a second paralytic stroke and losing the use of a leg. Spent five weeks of summer in Bath, [Somerset], followed by Weymouth, [Dorset], where he regularly saw the King and Queen [George III and Charlotte], though the weather was changeable. Asks whether 'Trifolium stellatum' and 'Trifolium maritimum' are the two distinct species of 'Trifolium', as he found [John] Ray's teasel-headed 'Trifolium' (Syn:p 329 n8) near Bristol, some think it distinct from 'Trifolium stellatum'. Could not find 'Vicia hybrida' at Weymouth; '[Vicia] lutea' common on the seashore and 'Vicia bythynica' in a hilly pasture with 'Ulex' and on Portland Island, compares the pods with 'Vicia lutea'. Recommends [William Lloyd] Baker and Thomas Ruggles as FLS. Intended to send [James] Sowerby Suffolk plants but weather too cold to botanise. 'Thesium linophyllum' and 'Cucubalus otites' still in flower. Coming to London at end of January.
New publications: Thunberg's "Flora Japonica"; Gaertner's "de Seminibus Plantarum"; Gmelin's "Systema Vegetabila" from 'Monandria' to 'Polyandria', including the genus 'Culhamia' and notes that an old way to spell Cullum was Culham; has heard there is a new edition of a "Species Plantarum"; saw Olivier's "Insecta Coleoptera"; with so many natural history books laments absence of a "Flora or Fauna Anglica". Further plants seen: field of nine inch high 'Orchis ustulata' at Bath; 'Trifolium maritimum' in low meadow near St Vincent's Rock, Bristol; 'Vicia lutea' at Weymouth; and 'Vicia bythinica'.

Letter date: 28 Oct 1792
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 13.11
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Related MaterialThunberg, C P, (1784). "Flora Japonica" Lipsia: Muller. Gaertner, J, (1788-1805). "De fructibus et seminibus plantarum ..." Stutgardia: Typ. Academia Carolina. Linnaeus, C, and Gmelin, J F, (1788-1793). "Systema naturae per regna tria natuirae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis." Lipsiae: Impensis Georg. Emanuel. Beer, 13th ed. Linnaeus, C, and Willdenow, C L, (1797-1830). "Species plantarum exhibentes plantas rite cognitas ad genera relatas cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus synonymis selectis, locis natalibus secundum systema sexuale digestas ... Editio quarta ... curante Carolo Ludovico Willdenow." Berolini: Impensis G. C. Nauk, 4th ed. Olivier, G A, (1789-1795). "Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des insectes ... Coleopteres." Paris: [printer:] Baudouin.