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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 20 June 1763 n.s.
Dated d 20 junii 1763. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Idrija (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus is pleased to be able to report that he has received the material sent through 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.
[see Scopoli to Linnaeus, 28 January 1762Letter L2849 and 5 February 1762Letter L3043], where it had been lying for very long [Gronovius had died in July 1762, which can explain the late delivery]. The insects were fine, none were eaten by worms. He lists much of the contents of the box, but only half of the plants, leaving the rest for a future letter.

Special comments are made on the Hyoscyamus, which Linnaeus identifies as very similar to Atropa Belladonna but probably a new species. He needs new and good seeds in order to cultivate it and decide for himself.

Linnaeus found great pleasure in the Insecta musaei GraecensisPoda von Neuhaus, Nicolaus
Insecta musei Graecensis
(Graecii, 1761).


a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3] [4]