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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2675 • Thomas Pennant to Carl Linnaeus, 28 February 1760 n.s.
Dated Feb. 28th 1760.. Sent from Downing (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.

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The present letter to Linnaeus by Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
will be delivered through the Russian Barons Demidovís [Alexandr Grigorevich DemidovDemidov, Alexandr Grigorevich
(1737-1803). Russian. Linnaeus´s
student. Brother of Pavel Grigorevich
Demidov and Petr Grigorevich Demidov.
Son of Georgij Akinfievich Demidov,
grandson of Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov.
, Pavel Grigorevich DemidovfDemidov, Pavel Grigorevich
(1738-1821). Russian. Linnaeus´s
student. Brother of Alexandr Grigorevich
Demidov and Petr Grigorevich Demidov.
Son of Georgij Akinfievich Demidov and
grandson of Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov. He
created a natural history museum in
Moscow which was later given to the
University of Moscow. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and Petr Grigorevich DemidovDemidov, Petr Grigorevich
(1740-1826). Russian. Linnaeus´s
student. Brother of Alexandr Grigorevich
Demidov and Pavel Grigorevich Demidov.
Son of Georgij Akinfievich Demidov and
grandson of Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov.
], and Johann Rodolph de ValltraversValltravers, Johann Rodolph de
(1723-?). Swiss. Linnaeusís student
1760-1761. Preceptor of the three
brothers Demidov. Thomas Pennantís
intermediary with Charles De Geer.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, a man from Switzerland. Pennant highly recommends them because of their learning and love for natural history and asks Linnaeus to receive them. They have been travelling through Great Britain for the last fourteen months and have been received with the utmost distinction by persons of the first rank. They have viewed Pennantís Cabinet and are able to tell Linnaeus both about the Cabinet and its owner. Pennant is very sorry that he could not show them any specimens from Linnaeusís Cabinet, which Pennant has been expecting for a long time. Perhaps Linnaeus has been so fully employed in his studies that he has not had time to send Pennant anything. Pennant therefore asks Linnaeus to send him some of his works instead, which will be fully acceptable as a favour in return. After that Pennant will be satisfied with any favour that Linnaeus thinks that Pennantís gift of minerals deserves. Pennant would like to receive Linnaeusís Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, the travels of Linnaeusís great disciple Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and also the travels of Pehr OsbeckOsbeck, Pehr (1723-1805).
Swedish. Clergyman, botanist explorer.
Studied at Uppsala under Linnaeus
1745-1750. Chaplain on ships of the
Swedish East India Company on voyages to
China. Vicar of Hasslöv (Halland).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Fredrik HasselquistHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Pehr Löfling [Pennant refers to En resa til Norra AmericaKalm, Pehr En resa til Norra
America, på Kongl. Swenska
Wetenskaps Academiens befattning, och
publici kostnad
, I-III (Stockholm
1753-1761). Soulsby no. 2586a.
, Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resaOsbeck, Pehr Dagbok
öfwer en ostindisk resa åren
1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkningar
uti naturkunnigheten, främmande
folkslags språk, seder,
hushållning, m.m. [...] Jämte
12 tabeller och afledne
skepps-predikanten : Toréns
bref
(Stockholm 1757).
, Iter Palaestinum eller resa til heliga landetHasselquist, Fredrik Iter
Palaestinum eller resa til heliga
landet
(Stockholm 1757).
and 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).
], etc. Linnaeus should send his works through Charles TottieTottie, Charles (1703-1776).
Swedish. Merchant of Scottish origin,
owner of the trading house in Stockholm,
Tottie & Arfwedson, together with
his brother Wilhelm Tottie.
and William TottieTottie, William (1705-1776).
Swedish. Merchant of Scottish origin,
owner of the trading house in Stockholm,
Tottie & Arfwedson, together with
his brother Charles Tottie.
in Stockholm, who will direct them to Mr. RigbyísRigby, British. at Liverpool. P.S. There is a list of the works by Linnaeus that Pennant already possesses: Systema naturae from 1756 [Systema naturae 9th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 9th edition, ed. J. F.
Gronovius (Leiden 1756). Soulsby no. 57.
] and 1758 [Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
], Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
, Genera plantarum [presumably the fifth edition, Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
], Classes plantarum seu systemata plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Classes
plantarum seu systemata plantarum. Omnia
a fructificatione desumta, quorum XVI
universalia & XIII partialia,
compendiose proposita secundum classes,
ordines et nomina generica cum clave
cujusvis methodi et synonymis genericis.
Fundamentorum botanicorum pars II

(Leiden 1738).
, Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
, Philosophia botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Philosophia
botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta
botanica cum definitionibus partium,
etc.
(Stockholm 1751). Soulsby no.
437.
, Bibliotheca botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Bibliotheca
botanica recensens libros plus mille de
plantis huc usque editos, secundum
systema auctorum naturale in classes,
ordines, genera & species
dispositos, additis editionis loco,
tempore, forma, lingua etc. cum
explicatione Fundamentorum botanicorum
pars prima
(Amsterdam 1736).
, Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
, Fauna SvecicaLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
insectorum
(Stockholm, 1746).
Soulsby no. 1151.
and Peter ArtediísArtedi, Peter (1705-1735).
Swedish. Ichtyologist. Close friend of
Linnaeus.
Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibusArtedi, Peter Ichthyologia
sive opera omnia de piscibus, scilicet:
Bibliotheca ichthyologica. Philosophia
ichthyologica. Genera piscium. Synonymia
specierum. Descriptiones specierum.
Omnia in hoc genere perfectiora, quam
antea ulla. Posthuma vindicavit,
recognovit, coaptavit & edidit
Carolus Linnaeus
(Leiden 1738).
.

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a. (LS, XI, 424-425). [1] [2] [3]