Sir James Edward Smith

Standard Name: Smith, Sir James Edward


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Friends, Associates Elizabeth Cobbold
EC corresponded with members of the London scientific intelligentsia: Sir James Edward Smith , first President of the Linnean Society (who encouraged Charlotte Smith to introduce botanical information into her novels, but proved singularly unhelpful...
Literary responses Anna Miller
Her publisher, Charles Dilly , praised the work and its philanthropic author for animated warmth so honestly avowed.
Whyman, Susan E. The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Horace Walpole wrote: The poor Arcadian patroness does not spell one word of French or Italian...


30 April 1829
John Lindley gave his inaugural lecture as the first professor of botany at the newly established London University .