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Link: • Peter Christian Wagner to Carl Linnaeus, 4 April 1744 n.s.
Dated d. 4. Aprilis 1744.. Sent from Bayreuth (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


When Peter Christian WagnerWagner, Peter Christian
(1703-1764). German. Physician in
Bayreuth. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
received Linnaeus’s letter dated Uppsala 17 February 1744 [this letter has not come down to us], he was very pleased that Johann Albrecht GesnerGesner, Johann Albrecht
(1694-1760). German. Physician of the
Duke of Würtenberg. Father of
Wilhelm Friedrich Immanuel Gesner.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had given him the opportunity to exchange letters and plants with Linnaeus. Linnaeus had marked the seeds he wanted and also offered to send Swedish minerals and stones. Wagner has sent the seeds that Linnaeus wanted through a courier in Berlin. Wagner promises to continue to send seeds.

In Bayreuth, Heinrich Bernhard Ruppe’sRuppe, Heinrich Bernhard
(1688-1719). German. Student of
medicine, botanist, author of the
Flora Jenensis (1718).
Fagopyrum dumetorum grows in hedges and thorn-bushes.

Wagner considers it incomprehensible that Mures and Talpae are driven away from gardens by Allium sylvestre latifolium. Linnaeus had written that these animals eagerly chew up the Allium. However, Linnaeus did not write whether they die from it.

Three years ago Wagner wrote a letter to Anders CelsiusCelsius, Anders (1701-1744).
Swedish. Professor of astronomy,
Uppsala. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and also sent him Janus Plancus’Plancus, Janus (pseud. for Giovanni
(1693-1775). Italian.
Naturalist and physician. Professor of
Anatomy at Siena.
work Jani Planci [... ] De conchis minus notis liberPlancus, Janus (pseud. for Giovanni
Jani Planci [... ] De
conchis minus notis liber. Cui accessit
specimen aestus reciproci Maris Superi
ad littus portumque Arimini
. Plancus is Professor of Anatomy at Siena. However, Wagner complains that he has received no answer. Wagner wants Linnaeus to ask Celsius whether he has received the book.


a. (LS, XVI, 137-138). [1] [2] [3]