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Link: • Henri-Louis Duhamel Du Monceau to Carl Linnaeus, 5 April 1757 n.s.
Dated 5 avril 1757.. Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in French.


A long time ago Monsieur LíIndult [Johan LindhultLindhult, Johan (1718-1770).
Swedish. Student of Linnaeus, MD under
him in 1752. Studies in Paris 1754-1755.
Provincial-physician in Malmö and
superintendent at Ramlösa brunn
1755-1759. Hospital physician at Danviks
hospital in Stockholm 1759.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] undertook to forward to Linnaeus two volumes in quarto on behalf of Henri-Louis Duhamel du MonceauDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
(1700-1782). French. Wrote on botany
and agronomy. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. They were the two first volumes of his work on trees and shrubs that can be cultivated in France [Duhamel du Monceau refers to his Traité des arbres et arbustesDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
Traité des arbres et arbustes
qui se cultivent en France en pleine
, 2 vol. (Paris 1755).
]. Linnaeus can see the reasons for writing such a book in the preface. Duhamel has not heard anything about the books since Lindhult left and therefore he wants to inform Linnaeus that the books are a testimony to his appreciation of Linnaeus. It is not a book for botanists but for people cultivating trees. Bernhard de de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is very well and he sends his best regards.


a. original holograph (LS, III, 348-349). [1] [2] [3]