Thomas Pennant to Carl Linnaeus,
22 October 1756 n.s.
L2100. Thomas PennantThomas Pennant (1726-1798). British.
Thomas Pennant Pennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
He is therefore waiting for a list from Linnaeus and the gift he has been promised. He asks Linnaeus also to send Echini from the Baltic sea. In return Pennant will send Echini from the Britannic Ocean.
Edward Lhwyd’sLhwyd, Edward (1660_1709).
Pennant corrects his description of the English Pediculus marinus which he has already sent Linnaeus. It is a new animal that should be named a second species of Mus marina.
Pennant recently received a collection of marine plants from Norway. On one of the branches there was an anomalous Concha of genus Terebratula striata. There is a description and a drawing.
The orthoceratite that Pennant has seen in the belemnite and which are called alveoli by Lhwyd are occluded in the belemnite. There is a drawing by Pennant that shows the occlusion.
In his first letter, [Linnaeus to Pennant, 21 November 1755Letter L1973], Linnaeus had written that he was busy with the illustrations of Pennant’s crystals. Pennant therefore makes drawings of eight crystals, for example, crystals from Bologna, Bergamo, Virginia, and Cornubia.
P.S. Pennant would be very grateful if Linnaeus could send him Stella marina arborescens or Caput-medusae.
There are illustrations of crystals.