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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1426 • Carl Linnaeus to Louis Cardevac de Havrincour, 12 May 1752 n.s.
Dated d. 1. maj. 1752. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus thanks Louis Cardevac de HavrincourHavrincour, Louis Cardevac de
(1707-1767). French. Diplomat in
Stockholm 1749-1762. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for his letter dated April 27/May 8Letter L1279.

Linnaeus is eager to satisfy Duke d’Ayen’s [Louis, duc de NoaillesNoailles, Louis, duc de
(1713-1793). French. Nobleman and
soldier, marshal of France.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] wishes and is glad that at the same time he is doing what Havrincour asks. He knows Louis Guillaume Le MonnierLe Monnier, Louis Guillaume
(1717-1799). French. Physician and
naturalist. Professor of botany at the
Jardin des plantes in Paris. Personal
physician of Louis XV. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, who is a great friend of Linnaeus’s although they have not met. This is evident from his works.

If the Duke wrote a letter to Linnaeus, Linnaeus would consider that a great honour and would not fail to assist him in botanical matters.

Through Gaspard RaibaudRaibaud, Gaspard (1695-1781).
French. Teacher of French at Uppsala
University. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Linnaeus has sent those of the desired seeds that he had available. The rest will follow in the autumn, if Havrincour will, since several of them are not available or had not been collected, since they come from perennial plants that grow in the garden without needing much care.

Linnaeus sends among these seeds a new hybrid species, which Linnaeus treats in the dissertation Plantae hybridaeLinnaeus, Carl Plantae
hybridae
, diss., resp. J.J. Haartman
(Uppsala, 1751). Soulsby no. 1632.
. Linnaeus asks Havrincour to forward the dissertation to the Duke, who may find it interesting, together with the second one, Nova plantarum genera, quae [...] praesidie [...] Carolo LinnaeoLinnaeus, Carl Nova plantarum
genera, quae [...] praesidie [...]
Carolo Linnaeo
, diss., resp. C. M.
Dassow (Uppsala, 1747). Soulsby no.
1469.
.