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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1627 • Jean Baptiste Aymen to Carl Linnaeus, 25 August 1753 n.s.
Dated august. 25. 1753. Sent from Castillon-la-Bataille (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Jean Baptiste AymenAymen, Jean Baptiste
(1729-1784). French. Naturalist and
physician, Bordeaux. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has received Linnaeusís letter [Aymen to Linnaeus, 20 July 1753Letter L2611] and thanks him.

Aymen gives the name of the ship, St. Johan av Westerwik, and its captain, Johan Michaelson by which he has sent a package to Linnaeus, with Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
as an intermediary, with some specimens of plants.

Aymen has left a considerable, but too laborious, medical practice and devotes himself entirely to the study of natural history.

Aymen has discovered a new specimen of Hypericum and describes it carefully. Also five other species are described, although in lesser detail.

A few detailed issues on six genera are mentioned.

Linnaeus had asked him more generally about several other species, for example Micropi, and Aymen reports that he has no or only imperfect specimens of several of those, so he cannot give an answer.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, I, 217-218). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 116-118   p.116  p.117  p.118.