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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3370 • Carlo Allioni to Carl Linnaeus, 24 February 1768 n.s.
Dated die 24.a febr.ii 1768.. Sent from Torino (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro Sapientissimo Celeberrimoque,
Naturalis Historiae Praeceptori,
Carolo Linnaeo Equiti aurato etc.,
S[alutem] Pl[urimam] D[icit]
Carolus Allionius.

Cum jam accedat verna tempestas, commoda utor occasione, quae sese mihi offert mittendi quaedam ad Praecl[arum] Virum Laurentium Burmannum, ut ad te mittam nonnulla ex nostris seminibus et quaedam commentariola edita in tomo 3° Miscellaneorum Taurinensium ad naturalem historiam pertinentia, ut ejus perpetuae, et maxime obsequentis existimationis, qua te, Vir Sapientissime, prosequor, testimonium tradam. Quod si ea quae publico edocendo utiliter impendis officia tantum tibi otii dabunt, ut quaedam instructissimi Upsaliensis horti semina mihi communicare permittant, rem facies mihi gratissimam, ea autem ut alias fecisti literis inclusa mittere poteris.

Cum optime ex longa mea oculorum aegritudine nunc convaluerim, iterum florae Pedemontanae perficiendae manum admovi. Anno etiam proxime elapso insecta diligenter conquisivi, atque non exiguam copiam collegi, cum nostra tellus et in hac parte copiosa sit.

Rogo te, Vir Sapientissime, ut quacumque ratione aut tibi aut amicis tuis utilis esse possim, tua desideria mihi significes, atque habeas me tui nominis cultorem obsequentissimum.

Dabam Aug[ust]ae Taurinorum die 24a febr[uar]ii 1768.

A la Royale Societé
des Sciences d’Upsal
a Upsal en
Suede.

upSUMMARY

In the beginning of spring, Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
uses the occasion when he sends something to Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeus’s pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to also send something to Linnaeus through Burman. It is some seeds and a volume of the Mélanges de philosophie et de mathématique de la Société Royale de Turin with contributions by Allioni [these works are “Stirpium aliquot descriptiones cum duorum novorum generum constitutione”Allioni, Carlo “Stirpium aliquot
descriptiones cum duorum novorum generum
constitutione”, Mélanges de
philosophie et de mathématique de
la Société Royale de
Turin
(1766), III, 176-184.
and “Manipulus insectorum Taurinensium” Allioni, Carlo “Manipulus
insectorum Taurinensium”,
Mélanges de philosophie et de
mathématique de la
Société Royale de
Turin
(1766), III, 185-198,
]. In return, Linnaeus could send Allioni some seeds when his duties permit him to take time with that.

Allioni has at last recovered from his long eye disease and been able to resume the work at the flora of Piedmont [Allioni refers to the Flora PedemontanaAllioni, Carlo Flora
Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica
stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii
, 3
vol. (Torino 1785).
, which was published in 1785]. During the last year, Allioni had been diligent at collecting insects.

If Linnaeus wants something from Allioni, he is welcome to say so, and Allioni will do what he can.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 35). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 41-42   p.41  p.42.