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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1271 • Samuel Aurivillius to Carl Linnaeus, 31 May 1751 n.s.
Dated 20/31 Maji 1751. Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Samuel AurivilliusAurivillius, Samuel
(1721-1767). Swedish. Professor of
medicine, Uppsala. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
thanks for a letter from Linnaeus dated 29 March 1751 [this letter has not come down to us]. When 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.
received the letter intended for him [presumably Linnaeus to Jussieu, 8 April 1751Letter L1247], he told that he already has got the seeds, which Linnaeus sent him through some of the employees at the French embasssy. Linnaeus’s description of Isoëtes lacustris has been translated into French by Aurivillius. The demonstrations at the Jardin de Roi [Jardin des plantesJardin des plantes, Paris,
French. The Jardin des plantes was
founded in 1597 to produce flower models
for the manufacturing of tapestry in
Paris. In 1626 it became a garden for
medical and pharmaceutical plants. In
1739 it was again transformed to le
Jardin du roi, where also a natural
history museum was built. Later in the
eigteenth century a zoological garden
and a library were added.
] will start next week, when Jussieu has promised to show the many new plants from America.

Johan Gabriel RothmanRothman, Jacob Gabriel
(1721-1772). Swedish. Doctor of
medicine, demonstrator in anatomy,
Uppsala.
, now in Paris, is difficult to understand. He takes the risk of losing his position unless he informs the Faculty of Medicine [at the University of Uppsala, Uppsala universitetUppsala University, Swedish.
Uppsala University was founded in 1477.
] about his whereabouts. He has promised to write, but Aurivillius has been told that Rothman, instead of writing to the Faculty has delivered a paper to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
].

Aurivillius offers to buy the three volumes of Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon’sBuffon, Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de
(1707-1788). French.
work [Histoire naturelleBuffon, Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de
Histoire naturelle
générale et
particulière avec la description
du cabinet du roi
, 44 vol. (Paris,
1749-1804).
], if the cost of 12 plates in the copper reckoning can be transferred right away, as he will only stay two more months in Paris.

A surgeon has tested a treatment of arterial haemorrhages. At the next public assembly of the Royal Academy of Surgery [Académie Royale de ChirurgieAcadémie royale de chirurgie,
French. Académie Royale de
Chirurgie. The Royal Academy of Surgery
was founded in 1731, and was dissolved
in 1793 as a result of the French
Revolution.
] a paper will be read describing the preparation of the remedy, how to use it, and the effects of the treatment.

[Annotations by Linnaeus on fol. 214v. Description of a species of fly].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 213-214). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 103-104   p.103  p.104.