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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2861 • Carlo Allioni to Carl Linnaeus, 12 January 1761 n.s.
Dated die 12. januarii. 1761.. Sent from Torino (Italia) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro Sapientissimo, Celeberrimoque,
Carolo Linnaeo, Equiti Aurato etc.,
S[alutem] Pl[urimam] D[icit]
Carolus Allionius.

Offero tibi, Vir Sapientissime, his litteris inclusa paucula semina, quae, ut grata tibi sint vehementer opto. Exilis status Horti Regii Taurinensis meae nunc temporis curae commissi; non sinit majoris momenti et plura semina offerre. Proxime sequenti autumno longe plura me posse porrigere confido. Nullam enim diligentiam pretermitto, ut Pedemontii stirpes in hortum conferam, et ab amicis plura semina expecto.

Nullus dubito, quin alter nostrarum stirpium fasciculus intercedente opera Bernardi Jussiaei ad te pervenerit. Paratum habeo tertium fasciculum alpinarum stirpium, quem proximo mense aprili mittam ad Sueciae Consulem in Sardinia degentem.

Maxima horti Taurinensis inopia motus ad te confugio, Praestantissime Botanices parens, teque enixe rogo, ut velis nonnulla rariorum exoticarum stirpium semina communicare. Supra modum me tibi devincies, nullique diligentiae parcam, ut Italicas stirpes tibi porrigere queam. Vale, Vir sapientissime, meque habe tui nominis cultorem observantissimum!

Dabam Aug[ustae] Taurinorum die 12 januarii 1761.

Semina mittere operis aut ad Praecl[arum] Johannem Burmannum aut ad Nobilissimum Virum Comitem La Marmora, Legatum Regis Sardiniae apud Batavos Hagaecomitum degentem. Horum Cl[arissimorum] Virorum opera tua munera prompte ad manus meas venient.

A Monsieur
Monsieur Linnaeus Chevalier
de l’Etoile Polaire et Trés Célebre
Professeur d’Histoire Naturelle etc.
a Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
sends Linnaeus a few seeds from the Royal garden at Turin [presumably the botanical garden of Turin founded by Vittorio Amedeo IIVittorio Amedeo II, King of Sardinia
(1666-1732). Italian. Reigned
1718-1730.
in 1729], which is under his care. He is sorry that he can not send more, but the state of the garden does not permit that for the time being. For the future, however, he is sure that the state will improve.

Allioni hopes that Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillant’s
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has forwarded to Linnaeus the second delivery of Italian plants. The third part, with plants from the Alps, is ready and will be sent to the Swedish consul in Cagliari in April.

The poor state of the Turin garden makes Allioni ask Linnaeus to send him seeds of rare exotic plants, and he will do what he can to send Linnaeus suitable Italian plants in return.

P. S. Linnaeus can send material to Allioni either through Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
or through the Sardinian ambassador in The Hague. Both these men will ensure that it reaches Allioni without delay.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 25-26). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 26-27   p.26  p.27.