Xaverio (Saverio) Manetti to Carl Linnaeus,
18 December 1756 n.s.
L2121. Xaverio (Saverio) ManettiXaverio (Saverio) Manetti (1723-1785).
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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??).
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
Manetti is prepared to send Linnaeus what he desires.