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

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/26/41
Title Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 1 Jan 1808
Author(s) Walter Wade 1740-1825
Number of Pages 4

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GB-110/JES/COR/26/41 from Walter Wade, Dublin, [Ireland], to James Edward Smith (1 January 1808)

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

Only lately received Smith's letter of 17 August [1807]; concerned he had lost Smith's correspondence. Praises Smith's "Introduction to Botany", which "will be the means of highly improving the theoretical part of [his] summer course"; the elementary texts he in general recommends his students are [James] Lee's "Introduction to Botany", [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau's [(1712-1778), philosopher] "Elements [of botany]", "Philosophia Botanica", and translations of Willdenow.
Smith missed opportunity to use his "Plantae rariores" as authority for 'Adiantum capillus-veneris' in "English botany" v22 1564, for which Smith credited [James Townsend] Mackay [(1775-1862), curator of Botanic Garden, Trinity College, Dublin], as did [Dawson] Turner in his "admirable" "Fucus" work.
Apologises for sending overweight parcel. Sent [James] Sowerby flowering specimens of true Irish 'Arbutus unedo' for mention in "English botany" and for honour of Ireland and its natural productions. Dr [Robert] Scott [(1757-1808)], professor of botany at [Trinity College, Dublin] deprived of his post without any equitable cause assigned. Asks if there are to be any new additions to new edition of Smith's "Tour of the Continent".

Letter date: 1 Jan 1808
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 26.75
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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, (1807). "An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany." London: Longman. Lee, J, and Linnaeus, C, (1760). "An introduction to botany. Containing an explanation of the theory of that science, and an interpretation of its technical terms; extracted from the works of Dr. Linnaeus ..." London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson. Rousseau, J, and Martyn, T, (1785). "Letters on the elements of botany ... by ... J.J. Rousseau; translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus, by Thomas Martyn." London: White. Linnaeus, C, (1751). "Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris aeneis." Stockholmiae: Apud Godofr. Kiesewetter. Wade, W, (1804). "Plantae rariores in Hibernia inventae..." Dublin: [printer:] Graisberry. Turner, D, (1808-1819). "Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. - Fuci; or, colored figures and descriptions of the plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus." London: Arch. Smith, J E, (1807). "A sketch of a tour on the Continent in the years 1786 and 1787" London, 2nd ed.