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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Bernard de Jussieu, 26 May 1747 n.s.
Dated 1747 d. 15 maj.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Paris (France). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus tells Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillant’s
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
], has appointed Jussieu and René-Antoine Ferchault de ReaumurRéaumur, René-Antoine
Ferchault de
(1683-1757). French.
Physicist and naturalist. His works
cover geometry, technology, mineralogy,
ornithology. His collections of natural
history objects, mineralogy etc. were
given to the Académie des
sciences after his death. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
as members, on Linnaeus’s initiative, and Linnaeus hopes that Jussieu will accept this sign of Linnaeus’s friendship.

The Flora ZeylonicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Zeylanica; sistens plantas Indicas
Zeylonae insulae, quae olim 1670-1677,
lectae fuere a Paulo Hermanno [...]
demum post 70 annos ab Augusto
Günthero [...] orbi redditae

(Stockholm,1747). Soulsby no. 420.
is being printed, and it will appear within a month. It describes many new plants. Linnaeus is sorry that Johann Jacob DilleniusDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has died. He was recently struck by apoplexy.

Linnaeus has not yet heard what Jussieu thought of his Fauna [Linnaeus refers to the Fauna SvecicaLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
(Stockholm, 1746).
Soulsby no. 1151.
]. He hopes Jussieu will recommend it to his students.

Linnaeus asks Jussieu for some dried specimens for him from his nice garden.

Linnaeus asks for news from Paris, the centre of botany.

He hopes that Jussieu is not annoyed at Linnaeus’s letters with their questions.


a. original holograph (Bibliotheque municipale, Avignon, Autographes de la collection Esprit Requien, 1ère série. Charles Linné, 5964).