Linnaeus reports to Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus. that he had written to a friend in St. Petersburg when he received the letter from Vandelli [Vandelli to Linnaeus 13 September 1763Letter L3297].
Linnaeus had found a similar natural paper during his journey to Dalecarlia. He also refers to the Flora Lapponica Linnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum (Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279. .
Linnaeus was sad to hear of Vitaliano DonatiísDonati, Vitaliano (1713-1763).
Italian. Professor of natural history,
Turin. Travelled in the Balkans and in
the Orient. Correspondent of Linnaeus. premature death, which also means that many of his observations will remain unpublished.