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Carl Peter Thunberg, Upsala, [Sweden], to James Edward Smith

By Carl Peter Thunberg


Thanks for Smith's letter and the promise of an ongoing correspondence. Will try and send some Indian and Cape [of Good Hope] plants for Smith's herbarium; enclosing a catalogue of his plants for Smith to select from. Many people will be pleased Smith has the Linnaean collections as he is making them available to scientists. New edition of "Systema vegetabilium" has corrected errors in previous edition. Studying the plants of the Cape [of Good Hope] for publication; his concerns for the work and figures. Intends to send paper "The botanical history of the genus Dillenia" for "Linnean Transactions" once he has an accurate address for Smith. Recently received Jussieu's "Ordines naturales"; thinks the genera extremely complicated; he always strives to keep natural genera together, lists examples

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