Authorised form of nameSmith; Sir; James Edward (1759 - 1828)
Dates1759 - 1828
Place of birthNorwich, Norfolk, England
Date of birth02 December 1759
Place of deathSurrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk
Date of death17 March 1828
Dates and placesBurial:
In the vault of the Reeve family, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Research fieldBotany
Edinburgh (medicine, botany); MD (1786, Leyden)
Founded the Linnean Society in Great Marlborough Street (1788)
Kt 1814
FLS (President 1788-1828)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election26/05/1785
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
Royal Society codeNA2719
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/682/32Letter from James Edward Smith, Norwich, to James Sowerby, 2 Mead Place, Lambeth28 August 1826
L&P/9/78Paper, 'Some obervations on the irritability of vegetables' by James Edward Smith1788
IM/004279Smith, Sir James Edwardnd
EC/1785/05Smith, Sir James Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004280Smith, Sir James Edwardnd
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