James Edward Smith to Charles Konig

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/23/41
Title James Edward Smith to Charles Konig
Letter date 18 Sep [1808]/11 Oct [1808]
Author(s) Sir James Edward Smith 1759-1828
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/23/41 from James Edward Smith to Charles Konig (18 September 1808)

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Item Type: Document
From: Smith, Sir James Edward
To: Konig, Charles Dietrich Eberhard

[Drafts or copies of three letters, the first undated, the second 18 September, and the third 11 October]
Asks Konig to inform writer of the "Monthly Magazine" Botanical Reports to redress injustice made against him in passage on [Richard] Salisbury's 'Erodendrum turbiniflorum'; explains his dispute with Salisbury and insists it is not botanical; his resolution not to respond to anything of Salisbury's. Report was also unjust to [Henry Charles] Andrews [(fl 1794-1830)]. Explains his misrepresented comment in former Report about ignorant travel writers. Notes on 'Tropaeolum pinnatum' of Andrews. Pleased to hear Konig is to revive "Annals of Botany" or similar work.
[18 September] short version of above letter.
[11 October] Satisfied with Konig's letter to botanical reporter of the "Monthly Magazine" but insists a statement appear clearing himself of any culpability. Sorry "Annals of Botany" is not to continue.

Letter date: 18 Sep [1808]/11 Oct [1808]
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 23.96
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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 Konig's letter of 9 October 1808, to which this is in part a reply, see JES/COR/23/42.