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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2485 • Carl Linnaeus to François Boissier de La Croix de Sauvages, 12 January 1759 n.s.
Dated 12 Januarii 1759. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

Summo Medico,
D[omino] D[octori] FRAN[CISCO] de SAUVAGES
,S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

A me in ultimis vel in penultimis petiisti aliquot semina; plures plantae apud nos semina nunquam ferunt; ideoque mittere nequeo. At vero, ex iis quae possideo, mitto inclusa, recentissima hac aestate lecta.

Quae notata sunt asterico, debent seri in terra pregnante; reliqua sub dio.

Pro dissertationibus, quas nuper excepi, devotissimas reddo; sunt totidem magisteria summi magistri.

Salutes, quaeso, D[ominum] Gouan, cujus descriptiones etiam accepi; sed vix possum extricare omnia, nisi videam ipsa insecta, quae non accepi.

Sunt interim, secundum ultimam editionem Systematis;

No 1. Silpha Vespillo
No2. Scarabaeus horticola
No 3. Scarabaeus sacer
No 4. Scarabaeus rheolentus
No 6. Chrysomela populi
No 7. Chrysomela punctata
No18. Curculio B...
No19. Curculio barbarus
No 20.Curculio scrophul.

Hisce diebus prodiit Loeflingii opus posthumum.

Dabam Upsaliae die 12 Januarii 1759.

upSUMMARY

François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has asked Linnaeus for certain seeds. Many of the requested species do not have seeds; of the rest he sends fresh seeds, collected this summer.

Linnaeus thanks for the dissertations, all resplendent of the master tutor’s genius. He sends his regards to Antoine GouanGouan, Antoine (1733-1821).
French. Botanist, Montpellier. Student
under Sauvages. Director of the
botanical garden in 1767, later
professor of botany and medicine.
Although an admirer of Linnaeus he tried
to develop a hybrid of his system of
classification. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, whose descriptions of insects he has received. Without seeing the insects, it is not possible to classify all of them. Those possible to determine are presented according to the last edition of Systema naturae [Linnaeus refers to Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
; the 10th edition was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759. The third volume, “Mineralia” was never published].

Pehr Löfling’sLöfling, 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.
posthumous work has now been published [Linnaeus refers 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).
].