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Link: • Jean-Marie Bruyset to Carl Linnaeus, 29 April 1760 n.s.
Dated 29a Aprilis 1760. Sent from Lyon (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Jean-Marie BruysetBruyset, Jean-Marie
(1719-1792). French. Bookseller in
Lyon. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had sent a letter on 17 July 1758Letter L2380 and thanked Linnaeus for having promised 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 work on the dictionary of natural history that Bruyset was trying to produce [this intended work by Linnaeus was never published]. Linnaeus had said that he would start when he had finished his Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
and that he would have much material that could be used in both projects.

However, Bruyset had heard nothing more after this hopeful beginning [Linnaeusís reply to the letter of 17 July, written in August 1758Letter L2463 was probably never sent], and now he wants to be informed on the progress of the work and when Linnaeus thinks he will be ready.

All the learned world knows of Linnaeusís role in natural history. With the dictionary Linnaeus will make a very important tool, give new light to the science of nature and make Bruyset eternally grateful.

P.S. Bruyset asks if Linnaeus received the OeuvresLinnaeus, Carl by 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
that Bruyset had sent him in 1758.


a. (LS, II, 294-295). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 8   p.8.