William Roscoe, Liverpool, [Lancashire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/17/18
Title William Roscoe, Liverpool, [Lancashire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk]
Letter date 22 Nov 1804
Author(s) William Roscoe 1753-1831
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/17/18 from William Roscoe, Liverpool, [Lancashire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk] (22 November 1804)

Metadata for GB-110/JES/COR/17/18 from William Roscoe, Liverpool, [Lancashire], to James Edward Smith, Norwich, [Norfolk] (22 November 1804) Close

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Item Type: Document
From: Roscoe, William
Sent from: Liverpool, Lancashire
To: Smith, Sir James Edward
Sent to location: Norwich, Norfolk
Summary:

His joy at receiving a letter from Smith. Pleased Mrs [Pleasance] Smith recovered her health through sea-bathing; Liverpool is "the most frequented bathing place in the kingdom". All his Liverpool friends "charmed" with Mrs Martin [Smith's sister] but concerned she is walking too long. Flattered by Smith's proposal to dedicate "Exotic Botany" to him.
Responds to points in Smith's previous letter: has not seen Captain [Thomas] Hardwicke, though received seeds and letter from him; [John] Shepherd [(c 1764-1836, curator Liverpool Botanic Garden] sent Lady [Amelia] Hume plants two months ago, and she sent back specimen of 'Humea elegans'; Shepherd hopes to send Cooper cuttings of 20 kinds of 'Passiflora' in the spring, their collection has considerably increased; safely received parrot tulip roots; will soon send packet of seeds from the gardens; observed the "minute criticism" [of Smith's "Flora Britannica"] in the "Monthly Magazine" and agrees the author must be handled "with tenderness". His "[Life and Pontificate of] Leo [the Tenth]" [(1805)] in final parts of fourth volume. Ordered "Annals of Botany" with "Exotic Botany". Glad of progress in his son [James, placed with Norfolk farmer Samuel Taylor] and [William Fitt] Drake.

Letter date: 22 Nov 1804
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 17.31
Additional Information:
Note typeNote
Related MaterialFor Smith's letter of 5 November 1804, to which this is a reply, see JES/COR/17/17. For Smith's reply of 25 November 1804, see JES/COR/17/19. Smith, J E, (1804-1805). "Exotic botany" London: J. Sowerby. Smith, J E, (1800-1804). "Flora Britannica" London: Davis. Roscoe, W, (1805). "The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth. (Dissertation on the character of Lucrezia Borgia.-F. Arsilli de Poetis Urbanis ad P. Jovium libellus.)" Liverpool: J. M. Creery; please note not available from Linnean Society Library.
Publn NoteSmith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 2, pp.323-325.
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.
AdditionalSmith replied [25 Nov 1804]