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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3391 • Carl Linnaeus to Pietro Arduino, 20 April 1764 n.s.
Dated 1764. d. 20 Aprilis.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Padua (Italia). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus tells Pietro ArduinoArduino, Pietro (1728-1805).
Italian. Professor of economy, Padua.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
how some of the plants received from Arduino have developed in Linnaeusís garden [the Uppsala University Botanical Garden]. Especially, Melissa maxima is described in great detail.

Linnaeus asks about the progress of Arduinoís the Animadversionum botanicarum specimen alterumArduino, Pietro
Animadversionum botanicarum specimen
alterum
(Venice, 1764].
], previously announced.

Linnaeus admires Ferdinando BassiísBassi, Ferdinando
(c.1710-1774). Italian. Director of the
botanical garden of Bologna.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
AmbrosinaBassi, Ferdinando
Ambrosina:novum plantae genus
describente
(Bologna, 1763).
.

Linnaeus asks for news on the activities of some Italian botanists, as Domenico Maria Leone CirilloCirillo, Domenico Maria Leone
(1739-1799). Italian. Physician and
naturalist, Naples. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, Bassi and Gaëtano Lorenzo MontiMonti, Gaëtano Lorenzo
(1712-1797). Italian. Son of Guiseppe
Monti.
.

It is still very cold, with frost every night, so that the trees have not yet got leaves.

Pehr ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeusís student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is expected back from Arabia this year.

Linnaeus has received several fishes and insects from North America, as well as insects from the Cape of Good Hope region and shells from Java.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original ().

upEDITIONS

1. Notizie intorno alla vita e agli scritti di Pietro Arduino (1857), p. 27-29 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 86-88   p.86  p.87  p.88.