Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, Bungay, [Suffolk], to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/18/52
Title Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, Bungay, [Suffolk], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 28 Dec 1791
Author(s) Thomas Jenkinson Woodward 1745-1820
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/18/52 from Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, Bungay, [Suffolk], to James Edward Smith (28 December 1791)

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Item Type: Document
From: Woodward, Thomas Jenkinson
Sent from: Bungay, Suffolk
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Smith's busyness; glad their acquaintance commenced before Smith acquired "the greatest treasure England can boast". Lets Smith decide which genus to rename 'Woodwardia', hopes a 'Dicksonia' will accompany that and 'Davallia'. Anticipating Smith's "Flora Lapponica" and "Icones [pictae]", [James] Dickson's "Fasc[iculus plantarum cryptogamicarum Britanniae]", and [Johann] Schreber's [(1739-1810)] "Genera plantarum". Reports greatly exaggerated of his suffering a severe attack of his disorder shortly after Smith left Norfolk; his symptoms. Hopes [William] Withering is elected to Linnean Society; he and Professor [Thomas] Martyn nominate [Revd Thomas] Zouch, minister of the late Mr Tunstall's parish and highly esteemed by him, and [Revd Charles] Favell; Favell found 'Anagallis foemina' in his parish, will send specimens for [James] Sowerby if desired.
Glad Smith enjoyed the game he sent from [Andrew] Fountaine's, though he has given up shooting; will also send a turkey so Smith can wish them many happy Christmases and prosperous New Years, though it is "out of fashion now". [John] Pitchford has corresponded with [William] Sole on mints, from his letters he seems a "very queer genius"; Sole angry with Smith for having spoken "so slightingly" of [John] Hill's [(1716-1775), botanist] "Vegetable System". Eager to see a good figure of 'Ligusticum cornubiense'.

Letter date: 28 Dec 1791
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 18.108
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AdditionalSmith replied 17 Feb 1792
Related MaterialFor Smith's reply of 17 February 1792, see JES/COR/18/53. Linnaeus, C, and Smith, J E, (1792). "Flora Lapponica" London: B. White & Son. Smith, J E, (1790-1793). "Icones pictae plantarum rariorum descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae auctore Jacobo Edvardo Smith. - Coloured figures of rare plants ..." London: [privately]. Dickson, J, (1785-1801). "Fasciculus plantarum cryptogamicarum Britanniae." Londinum: [privately]. Linnaeus, C, and Schreber, J C D V (ed.), (n.d.). "Genera plantarum eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm et proportionem omnium fructificationis partium. Editio octava post Reichardianam secunda ... curante D. Jo. Christiano Dan. Schreber ..." Francofurti ad Moenum: Sumtu Varrentrappii et Wenneri, 8th ed. Hill, J, (1759). "The vegetable system ..." London: the Author.