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Link: • Antonio Turra to Carl Linnaeus, 25 November 1763 n.s.
Dated 25 Novembris 1763. Sent from Vicenza (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Antonio TurraTurra, Antonio (1730-1796).
Italian. Botanist, mineralogist and
practicing physician at Vicenza.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
complains that Linnaeus has not yet answered his last letter [Turra to Linnaeus, 25 June 1763Letter L3262] in which he asked to receive the new edition of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
, a work that nobody in Italy has seen. He also asked to receive dried Swedish plants. He has listed the plants he desired at the end of the letter. Furthermore, he wanted to receive seeds of Singenesia. Turra also asks Linnaeus to send him his new Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
and Carl Linnaeus the YoungerísLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
Decas [Turra refers to Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum rariorum horti UpsaliensisLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum
rariorum horti Upsaliensis sistens
descriptiones & figuras plantarum
minus cognitarum
]. Patrick AlströmerAlströmer, Patrick
(1733-1804). Swedish. Baron and
industrialist, Alingsås. Director
of the Swedish East India Company. Son
of Jonas Alströmer, brother of
August, Clas and Johan Alströmer.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Hamburg will receive it all and pay for it at the request of the Swedish consul in Venice.

Turra sends seeds of Ortegia hispanica and Trianthema portulacastrum. Cassia, Cirsium acanthoides montanum, etc., are discussed.

Turra is working with the Italian flora [published some years later as Florae Italicae prodromusTurra, Antonio Florae
Italicae prodromus
(Vicenza 1780).
]. However, he needs what he has asked Linnaeus to send.

P.S.1. There is a description of Trianthema

P.S.2. There is a long list of Swedish plants of which Turra desires seeds or specimens, for example, Veronica maritime, Scutellata verna, Scutellata peregrina, and Utricularia minor.

P.S.3. There have been letters from Turin saying that Vitaliano DonatiDonati, Vitaliano (1713-1763).
Italian. Professor of natural history,
Turin. Travelled in the Balkans and in
the Orient. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has died in January in 1762 in a shipwreck at the Persian Gulf. All his observations and collections went down with him.


a. (LS, XV, 413-414). [1] [2] [3]