Carl Linnaeus to Jean Baptiste Aymen,
14 May 1753 n.s.
L1588. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Jean Baptiste AymenJean Baptiste Aymen (1729-1784).
Linnaeus thanks Jean Baptiste AymenAymen, Jean Baptiste
Linnaeus will be glad to send Aymen plants from Sweden, and the first ones will be specimens from Northern Sweden. One of his pupils is about to go there, and on his return, Linnaeus will send specimens to Aymen.
Linnaeus is surprised that Aymen has a herbarium of 6,000 species. Linnaeusís own is not yet that big, and still Linnaeus receives plants from all over the world.
Linnaeus answers some of the comments that Aymen had on various plants and gives the address in Stockholm that Aymen should use for packages sent by ship.
Linnaeus describes the worm referred to in Aymenís entomological question. It is the larva of Hadena secalis
The letters from Bernard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
Linnaeus receives many new plants from his pupils who travel all over the world.
Linnaeus offers to publish characters of new species for Aymen with due credit to Aymen, if he receives material from him.
It will be easy to see what plants Linnaeus has access to, since the second part of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
If Aymen sends his letters to Linnaeus under the address the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i