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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0431 • François Boissier de La Croix de Sauvages to Carl Linnaeus, 1 April 1741 n.s.
Dated 1º aprilis 1741. Sent from Montpellier (France) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is sending Linnaeus a new parcel containing Pathologia methodicaSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
Pathologia
methodica, seu de cognoscendis
morbis
(Amsterdam, 1752).
and five dissertations: 1. De somno 2. De lumbagine 3. De febris causa 4. De natura rediviva 5. De bombycis educatione.

Linnaeus’s works are indispensable to Sauvages in his new capacity of professor of botany. Sauvages is working on a new edition of Classes morborum [Sauvages refers to his Nouvelles classes de maladiesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
Nouvelles classes de
maladies, qui dans un ordre semblable
à celui des botanistes,
comprennent les genres & les
espèces de toutes les maladies,
avec leurs signes & leurs
indications
(Avignon [1731]).
], but it will be very difficult to find a publisher in France.

One thing missing in botany is a methodical catalogue of all species, properly classified as to genera, which Linnaeus alone can create. Jean-François SéguierSéguier, Jean François
(1703-1784). French. Antiquarian
and botanist, Nimes. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has published his Bibliotheca botanicaSéguier, Jean François
Bibliotheca botanica, sive
Catalogus auctorum et librorum omnium
qui de re botanica, de medicamentis ex
vegetabilibus paratis, de re rustica,
& de horticultura tractant, a
Joanne-Francisco Seguiero Neumasense
digestus. Accessit Bibliotheca botanica
Jo. Ant. Bumaldi, seu potius Ovidii
Montalbani Bononiensis
(The Hague
1740).
, a learned but dull work.

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a. (LS, XIII, 17-18). [1] [2] [3]