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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Jean Baptiste Aymen, 20 July 1753 n.s.
Dated 1753 d: 20 julii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Castillon-la-Bataille (France). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has just received Jean Baptiste AymenísAymen, Jean Baptiste
(1729-1784). French. Naturalist and
physician, Bordeaux. Correspondent of
second letter [Aymen to Linnaeus, 24 June, 1753Letter L1599] and thanks him.

Linnaeus continues the debate on various species of plants. He has often reached other conclusions than Aymen, and he is very frank about his opinion.

Linnaeus is sure that Aymen can become member of a scientific society in either Uppsala or Stockholm, but as both societies [the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, 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.
] now have their numbers of members filled and no vacancies, the issue must be postponed until another year.

Linnaeus is acquainted with John HillHill, John (1716-1775).
British. Pharmacist, physician and
supervisor of the botanical gardens at
Kew. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and with what he has written against 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 Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus refers to the Essays in natural history and philosophyHill, John Essays in natural
history and philosophy. Containing a
series of discoveries, by the assistance
of microscopes
(London, 1752).
]. However, Linnaeus thinks it is unfounded but not really harmful to Jussieu, who is too great to be hurt.

P.S. 1.Linnaeus asks Aymen for information about Thomas François DalibardDalibard, Thomas François
(1703-1779). French. Naturalist, an
early adherent of Linnaeusís system.
, who he is, where he lives, etc.

P.S. 2. Linnaeus has recently received a new species, Micropi.


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 114-116   p.114  p.115  p.116.