Thomas Hardwicke to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/22/83
Title Thomas Hardwicke to James Edward Smith
Letter date 25 Apr 1809
Author(s) Thomas Hardwicke 1755-1835
Number of Pages 5

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GB-110/JES/COR/22/83 from Thomas Hardwicke to James Edward Smith (25 April 1809)

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Item Type: Document
From: Hardwicke, Thomas
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Received Smith's letter of 8 April [1808]. His military duties prevent him from pursuing his natural history interests; does not expect to stay in India for any longer than two years after hopefully taking command of the Artillery-in-the-Field, based at Cawnpore. Thanks for Smith's "Physiology and System of Botany"; believes it will prove a valuable and useful work. [William] Roxburgh working on his book; his arranging of 'Monandria' given extra impetus by [William] Roscoe's paper on same in "Linnean Transactions" vol 8.
Mr Fleming unlikely to leave India this year. Expects [Francis] Buchanan to make considerable additions to ichtyology and ornithology. Hopes Smith's family recovered from their sickness. Criticises the "marauders in the field of science". Compliments to Sir Joseph Banks, [Thomas] Marsham, [Alexander] Macleay, and [William George] Maton. Encloses memoranda from Dr [William] Hunter [see RelatedMaterial below].

Letter date: 25 Apr 1809
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 22.144
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Related MaterialFor Hunter's memoranda of 15 March 1806, see JES/COR/23/31. Smith, J E, (1807). "An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany." London: Longman. Roxburgh, W, et al, (1820-1824). "Flora Indica; or descriptions of Indian plants... Edited by William Carey, to which are added descriptions of plants... discovered by Nathaniel Wallich." Serampore: [printer:] Mission Press. Roscoe, W, 'A New Arrangement of the Plants of the Monandrian Class usually called Scitamineae', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1807 8(1), pp.330-357.