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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2943 • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 15 August 1761 n.s.
Dated 15. Augusti 1761. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Idrija (Slovenia). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus has received a letter from Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
dated 30 June 1761Letter L3599, where Scopoli says he sent Linnaeus 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
medicis
(Vienna 1760).
and some 90 specimens of plants. That package has not reached Linnaeus, who is in desperate need of the book.

Linnaeus comments on some species mentioned in the letter, among them Ramnus saxifragus and the insect Cerambyx.

He would like to say more but can not without specimens, so he asks of Scopoli to send Linnaeus the ones he has in double, and gives some advice on how to pack and send specimens of insects. In that way, Linnaeus tells Scopoli, he has received many insects by post from Italy, Spain, France, Germany.

Linnaeus replies to Scopoliís drawing of a cancer, which is described in the Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
. p}P.S. Linnaeus again gives details of his address.

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