William Roscoe to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/17/71
Title William Roscoe to James Edward Smith
Letter date 18 Jun 1810
Author(s) William Roscoe 1753-1831
Number of Pages 3

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GB-110/JES/COR/17/71 from William Roscoe to James Edward Smith (18 June 1810)

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Item Type: Document
From: Roscoe, William
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Sends sketch of his paper on "natural & artificial arrangements of plants" to Smith [see RelatedMaterial below]; comments and remarks on contents.
Sends the 'Cryptogamous' plant found by Henry Shepherd, brother of John Shepherd [(c 1764-1836, curator Liverpool Botanic Garden] for Smith's opinion. Shepherd thanks Smith for parcel of seeds. Allerton undergoing great changes including completion of modern elevation and sweeping away of old gardens. Anxious to see Smith's "Tour to Hafod". Asks for details of plan, extent, and price of "Flora Graeca". Still regrets cessation of "Exotic botany"; urges Smith to consider an edition of the works of Linnaeus, of which Smith is the only possible editor. Mr Martin [Smith's brother-in-law] making little progress in his recovery.

Letter date: 18 Jun 1810
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 17.143
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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 MaterialFor Smith's reply of 29 June 1810, see JES/COR/17/72. Roscoe, W. "On artificial and natural arrangement of plants and particularly on the systems of Linnaeus and Jussieu." Read 6 & 20/11, 4 & 18/12/1810 and 15/1/1811. Roscoe, W, 'On Artificial and Natural Arrangements of Plants: and particularly on the Systems of Linnaeus and Jussieu', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1813 11(1), pp.50-78. Smith, J E, (1810). "A tour to Hafod, in Cardiganshire ..." London: White. Sibthorp, J, (1806-1837). "Flora Graeca", London: Taylor. Smith, J E, (1804-1805). "Exotic botany" London: J. Sowerby.