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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 15 January 1761 n.s.
Dated 1761 d. 15 januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Idrija (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus had received Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter of 1 September 1760Letter L2798 the day before and is surprised at the long time in the mail. He is very pleased at the possibility to obtain a copy of the Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carniolae indigenas et distributas in
classes naturales. Cum differentiis
specificis, synonymis recentiorum, locis
natalibus, nominibus incolarum,
observationibus selectis, viribus
(Vienna 1760).
which he had not managed to get through booksellers. From the wording of the letter, he expected to receive the book at about the same time, but no book had yet arrived. It is very important for Linnaeus, who wants to use it for the next edition of the second volume of the Systema naturae [vol. 2. Regnum vegetabile of the Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
was published in 1767]. It contains plants from a region which is not very well known to Linnaeus or to other botanists.

Linnaeus stresses that he does not care about misprints and such things but is concentrated on more important matters.

Linnaeus suggests that Scopoli should send him insects at his own choice. Linnaeus promises to give appropriate credit if he finds new ones among the samples and publishes them.

Scopoli should use the address of the Royal Society of Sciences [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i Uppsala]Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
for letters to Linnaeus.

Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has recently found [a plant called] Ulva labyrintiforma in the hot springs of Padua [see Vandelli to Linnaeus, 15 October 1760Letter L2800].


a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3]