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Link: • Jean Baptiste Aymen to Carl Linnaeus, 18 March 1755 n.s.
Dated martis 18. 1755. Sent from Castillon-la-Bataille (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Jean Baptiste AymenAymen, Jean Baptiste
(1729-1784). French. Naturalist and
physician, Bordeaux. Correspondent of
tells Linnaeus that he had been very ill when the latest letter from Linnaeus [this letter has not come down to us] arrived. Now, he is well again, but he had almost died.

Aymen admits that he may have made a mistake in a report on Moneria.

Aymen describes in some detail a Silphium growing in the Paris Garden and mentions also several other species from there.

Aymen returns to a description of a monkey that he made in the spring of the year before. It was wrong in some details, and Aymen now corrects that.

Aymen mentions briefly some other new observations that he wants to have published through the Acta of 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.
]. If that is not possible, Aymen will send them to the Académie royale des sciences, ParisAcadémie royale des sciences,
French. The French
Académie des sciences was founded
in 1666 and became a royal academy in
1699. Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Aymen thanks for the Lappish plants and and the Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
]. Aymen gives Linnaeus detailed instructions on the address to be used for sendings. They should go directly and not through the French embassy. In the same way, Linnaeus should contact the same man to prepare for goods coming from Aymen. They should keep Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
and Jean ClockClock, Jean French. . That would mean a much safer way for their exchange.


a. (LS, I, 231).


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 134-135   p.134  p.135.