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A Selection of the Correspondence of Linnaeus, and Other Naturalists
James Edward Smith
Limited preview - 2014
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Page 534 - He tells me that he is appointed King's Botanist in America. Is it really so? Surely John is a worthy man ; but yet to give the title of King's Botanist to a man who can scarcely spell, much less make out the characters of any one genus of plants, appears rather hyperbolical. Pray how is this matter?
Page 226 - No people ever went to sea better fitted out for the purpose of Natural History, nor more elegantly. They have got a fine library of Natural History; they have all sorts of machines for catching and preserving insects; all kinds of nets, trawls, drags and hooks for coral fishing; they have even...
Page 7 - I can tell you obtains much in America. Mr. Clayton, and Dr. Colden at Albany, on Hudson's River, in New York, are complete professors, as is Dr. Mitchell at Urbana, on Rapahanock River, in Virginia. It is he that has made many and great discoveries in the vegetable world.
Page 227 - They have got a fine library of Natural History : they have all sorts of machines for catching and preserving insects ; all kinds of nets, trawls, drags, and hooks for coral fishing ; they have even a curious contrivance of a telescope, by which, put into the water, you can see the bottom at a great depth, where it is clear.
Page 573 - ... erected to his memory; respecting which I am afraid the critics have some most provoking doubts. Believe me, Ever faithfully yours, LANSDOWNE. TO THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF BLESSINGTON. MY DEAR LORD, Horse Guards, May 28th, 1821. I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and shall be much obliged to you if you will be so good as to desire Mr. Mathews to call upon me here, next Tuesday, at one o'clock. Ever, my dear Lord, Yours most sincerely, FREDERICK. TO THE EARL OF BLESSINGTON. My...
Page 73 - Tulipa prcecox is near flowering ; and so Flora decks the garden with endless variety, ever charming. " The progress of our spring, to the middle of March, I persuade myself will be acceptable to my dear baron. Now I come to thank him for his most acceptable letter of the 8th of October last. I am extremely...
Page 266 - Do but consider, my friend, if these treasures are kept back, what may happen to them. They may be devoured by vermin of all kinds. The house where they are lodged may be burnt. Those destined to describe them may die.
Page 350 - I have the honour to be, with great esteem, Sir, your most obedient and very humble servant, ALEXANDER GARDEN.
Page 275 - You are still the main support of Natural History in England, for your attention is ever given to all that serves to increase or promote this study. Without your aid, the rest of the world would know little of the acquisitions made by your intelligent countrymen, in all parts of the * This was the now well.known Kanearoo. world. You are the portal through which the lovers of Nature are conducted to these discoveries.