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Link: • Jean-Marie Bruyset to Carl Linnaeus, 17 July 1758 n.s.
Dated 17o. Julii 1758. Sent from Lyon (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Jean-Marie BruysetBruyset, Jean-Marie
(1719-1792). French. Bookseller in
Lyon. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has seen a letter that Linnaeus has written to Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
to explain why the project of a dictionary of natural history has been delayed [this intended work by Linnaeus was never published]. Bruyset accepts this, but he supposes that Linnaeus can return to it now that he has finished his edition of Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.

Bruyset is quite able to correspond in Latin, not only in French, so Linnaeus would just send the text of his work, in such pieces as would suit him. They should be sent to de Pierre-Louis Moreau de MaupertuisísMaupertuis, Pierre-Louis Moreau de
(1698-1759). French. Astronomer
and geodesist. Leader of the French
expedition to Lapland in 1736-1737 to
determine the shape of the earth.
President of the Prussian Academy of
in Berlin, who would send them on to Bruyset.

Bruysetís ability as a publisher will be shown by a specimen of a work by de OeuvresLinnaeus, Carl , which Bruyset has published. It will be sent to Tessin to be forwarded to Linnaeus, and Bruyset hopes that Linnaeus will accept it as a gift.

Linnaeus had also asked about the expenses that he would incur to buy the necessary books. Bruyset declares that he is willing to undertake these expenses.


a. (LS, II, 292-293). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 5-7   p.5  p.6  p.7.