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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3172 • Giovanni Antonio Scopoli to Carl Linnaeus, 30 December 1762 n.s.
Dated 30 Decemb. 1762. Sent from Idrija (Slovenia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Ill[ustrissi]mo et Celeberrimo Viro,
D[omino] Carolo LINNAEO,
Equiti de Stella Polari &c. &c.
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
Jo[annes] Scopoli M[edicinae] D[octor].

Toto hoc anno expectavi responsum litteris meis ad Te datis, Celeberr[ime] D[omi]ne. Misi effigiem novae Lacertae et obtuli specimen ipsum, quod adhuc conservo in spiritu vini. Misi insecta ultra centum, plantas Carnioliae rariores aliaque in cystula bicapsulari, quam Tibi a Cl[arissimo] Gronovio iam exmissam fuisse, securus in litteris adfirmat D[ominus] Jacquinius. Paravi et alia Tibi transmittenda, inter quae Mus Glis Romanorum Tibi ignotus, Merops murarius seu Picus murar[ius] Aldrov[andi] et Kram[eri] &c. Sumptum et laborum meorum praemmium [sic] nullum aliud opto, nisi ut moneas, servitutem meam Tibi minime displicere.

Sudat sub praelo Trattneriano Entomologia mea Carniolica, quam statim ad Te mittam per Cl[arissimum] Gronovium, quamprimum prodiierit. Hisce Vale, Celeberr[ime] Vir, meque litteris tuis amoenissimis beare ne renuas.

Dab[am] Idriae 30 Decemb[ris] 1762.

upSUMMARY

Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has been waiting all the year for an answer from Linnaeus to his letters and for confirmation that the material sent has reached Linnaeus [see Scopoli to Linnaeus, 28 January 1762Letter L2849 and 5 February 1762Letter L3043]. Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
had reported that it had reached Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, so it should have gone on from there and reached its addressee [Gronovius had died in July 1762]. Scopoli offers other things, such as a new species of rats, a bird and other things.

Scopoliís Entomologia CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Entomologia Carniolica, exhibens
insecta Carniolae [... ] distributa
[...] methodo Linnaeana
(Vienna
1763).
is being printed by Johann Thomas von TrattnerTrattner, Johann Thomas von
(1717-1798). Austrian. Printer,
publisher in Vienna.
, and Linnaeus will get a copy when it is ready. It will be sent through Gronovius.

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a. original holograph (LS, XIV, 9). [1] [2]