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Link: • Casimiro Gomez de Ortega to Carl Linnaeus, 27 March 1758 n.s.
Dated VI. Kal. aprilis. ann. MDCCLVIII. Sent from Bologna (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Casimiro Gomez de OrtegaOrtega, Casimiro Gomez de
(1740-1818). Spanish. Professor of
botany, Madrid. Correspondent of
has received a letter from his uncle, José OrtegaOrtega, José (?-1761).
Spanish. Military pharmacist of the
Spanish army. Secretary of the Academy
of Medicine of Madrid. Correspondent of
, written by Linnaeus to his uncle [this letter has not come down to us]. José Ortega now wants Casimiro Gomez de Ortega to take the opportunity to write to Linnaeus.

Ortega asks Linnaeus to send many copies of Pehr LöflingísLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work [Ortega refers most presumably to Iter Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska länderna uti Europa och AmericaLöfling, Pehr Iter
Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska
länderna uti Europa och America

(Stockholm 1758).
] to Madrid. His uncle can then forward the books to him and also to Giuseppe MontiMonti, Guiseppe (1682-1760).
Italian. Professor at Bologna.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who is professor of botany at Bologna. In Venice there is a senator who is well versed in botany; he wants to buy Linnaeusís Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
. Ortega wonders where it can be bought.


a. original holograph (LS, XI, 266-267). [1] [2] [3]