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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Jean Baptiste Aymen, 14 May 1753 n.s.
Dated 14 maj. 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Castillon-la-Bataille (France). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus thanks Jean Baptiste AymenAymen, Jean Baptiste
(1729-1784). French. Naturalist and
physician, Bordeaux. Correspondent of
for his letter [Aymen to Linnaeus, 12 April 1753Letter L2647]. He admits that he has not met Aymen but that he had heard of him.

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
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
are very rare, and Linnaeus is sorry for that. He thinks Jussieu is very able and reliable.

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
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
will be published within six weeks.

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
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
], Linnaeus will be sure to receive them without mail charges.


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 109-111   p.109  p.110  p.111.