Antoine Gouan to Carl Linnaeus,
2 September 1758 n.s.
L2420. Antoine GouanAntoine Gouan (1733-1821). French.
Antoine GouanGouan, Antoine (1733-1821).
Gouan sends Linnaeus descriptions of animals that he has not found in Linnaeusís Fauna SvecicaLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
In 1756, at the age of twenty-two, Gouan was burning with a love for nature. He collected plants, insects and all other products of nature. For the present, he is devoting himself to insects; he has 240 species. He believes that Linnaeus will find them exotic. Gouan sends descriptions. Later he will divide the insects into classes and genera.
Gouan promises to send insects to Linnaeus, when the war is over.
Gouan would like to be admitted as member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
There is a list of insects with their descriptions; 1-4 Scarabaeus, 5 Cassida, 6-15 Chrysomela, 16-20 Curculio.
The fish genus Gadus, Peter ArtediísArtedi, Peter (1705-1735).