Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/26/36
Title Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 5 Apr 1792
Author(s) Walter Wade 1740-1825
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/26/36 from Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith (5 April 1792)

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Item Type: Document
From: Wade, Walter
Sent from: Dublin, Ireland
To: Smith, Sir James Edward

Introduces himself; thanks for being made ALS through "polite interference" of [Aylmer Bourke] Lambert. Praises Smith's works; his "Icones pictae" and "Spicilegium [botanicum]" are the "most superb botanic publications" he ever saw, and is anxious to receive all of Smith's works as they are published; asks if a new number of "Linnaeus' herbarium" has been published yet ["Icones plantarum"].
Forced to give up his attempt to publish a "Flora Dublinensis" for want of encouragement, but asks Smith's opinion of the sample he sent Messrs White [publishers]; Sir Joseph Banks thought it had "no particular merit", though he knows no other good extant figure of 'Hyoscyamus niger'. Now attempting to publish a "Flora Hibernica" without figures. Asks after possibility of Ireland receiving a copy of Banks' edition of Kaempfer's "Icones selectae". Praises Smith's "Introductory Discourse" in "Linnean Transactions".

Letter date: 5 Apr 1792
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 26.69
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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 MaterialSmith, J E, (1790-1793). "Icones pictae plantarum rariorum descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae auctore Jacobo Edvardo Smith. - Coloured figures of rare plants ..." London: [privately]. Smith, J E, (1791-1792). "Spicilegium botanicum, Fasc. I & II." London: [privately]. Smith, J E, and Linnaeus, C, (1789-1791). "Plantarum icones hactenus ineditae, plerumque ad plantas in herbario Linnaeo conservatas delineatae." Londini: Impensis Benj. White et Filii. Kaempfer, E, (1791). "Icones selectae plantarum, quas in Japonica collegit et delineavit Engelbertus Kaempfer; ex archetypis in Museo Britannico asservatis. [Edited and published by Sir Joseph Banks.]." Londini. Smith, J E, 'Introductory Discourse On The Rise And Progress Of Natural History', "Transactions of the Linnean Society of London", 1791 1(1), pp.1-55.