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Link: • Xaverio (Saverio) Manetti to Carl Linnaeus, 18 December 1756 n.s.
Dated XVIII Decembris Anno MDCCLVI. Sent from Firenze (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


François Boissier de la Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had told Xaverio ManettiManetti, Xaverio (Saverio)
(1723-1785). Italian. Physician,
professor of botany at Florence.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that Linnaeus had not yet received his letter [this letter has not come down to us]. Therefore, Linnaeus does not know that he has been elected a member of Florentine Botanical Society [Società Botanica FiorentinaSocietà Botanica Fiorentina,
The Botanical Society of Florence

Italian. The first botanical society in
Europe, founded in 1716 by Pier Antonio
Micheli. Merged in 1783 with the
Accademia dei Georgofili, the first
agricultural academy in Europe, founded
in 1753.
]. Manetti is very surprised. He has written to Linnaeus but there has been no reply [see above, this letter has not come down to us].

Before the previous spring Manetti had sent the seeds Linnaeus wished to receive. A few days ago he also sent some other things to Linnaeus through Sauvages [there are no letters preserved between Linnaeus and Sauvages during the autumn 1756].

In the future Manetti asks Linnaeus to tell him what he wishes to receive.

Manetti congratulates Linnaeus on the many works he has published. He is sorry that there is such a great distance between him and Linnaeus.

Linnaeus can send specimens to Manetti through Sauvages or Peter BartelsBartels, Peter (17??-17??).
Danish. Consul in Livorno. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, a Dane who lives in Livorno, or to Rick Van der ScholzVan der Scholz, Rick
Austrian?. Custodian at Schönbrunn,
who is a custodian at Schönbrunn in Vienna.

Since Linnaeusís works hardly reach Italy, they cannot be used by students. Manetti has therefore made a compendium of a number of Linnaeusís works that deal with the sexual system and botanical terms, and added a list of genera from Linnaeusís latest edition [Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
] Linnaeus will receive a copy of it. Manetti admires Linnaeus. That he should disagree with Linnaeus is more the work of others.

Manetti is prepared to send Linnaeus what he desires.


a. (LS, X, 27-28). [1] [2] [3]