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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3289 • Carl Linnaeus to Thomas Pennant, 3 August 1763 n.s.
Dated 1763 d. 3 Augusti.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Downing (Great Britain). Written in Latin.

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That day Linnaeus received Thomas PennantísPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
letter dated 11 July 1763 [this letter has not come down to us] with a bird enclosed; it was truly beautiful.

Next week Linnaeus will send works for Pennant through Tottie [either Charles TottieTottie, Charles (1703-1776).
Swedish. Merchant of Scottish origin,
owner of the trading house in Stockholm,
Tottie & Arfwedson, together with
his brother Wilhelm Tottie.
or William TottieTottie, William (1705-1776).
Swedish. Merchant of Scottish origin,
owner of the trading house in Stockholm,
Tottie & Arfwedson, together with
his brother Charles Tottie.
] in Stockholm.

At the end of the year Linnaeus will begin his new edition of Systema naturae in which there will be a great number of rare animals, especially birds and insects [Linnaeus refers to his work with Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
]. If Linnaeus could see Pennantís work before it is printed [Linnaeus refers to the forthcoming The British zoologyPennant, Thomas The British
zoology
, 4 vols. (London,
1766-1777).
], he would mention Pennantís illustrations among his synonyms. If this is possible, he needs Pennantís work before the end of the year.

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a. original holograph (UUB, G 152a). [1] [2]