Carl Linnaeus to Morten Thrane Brünnich,
20 December 1764 n.s.
L3494. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Morten Thrane BrünnichMorten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827).
Linnaeus thanks Morten Thrane BrünnichBrünnich, Morten Thrane
Linnaeus will introduce some of them in the new edition of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Linnaeus makes some final comments on some of the items. He wonders how he will be able to compensate Brünnich.
Linnaeus has just received a very large collection of plants from the Cape of Good Hope and from Java and Japan, which will keep him busy for several months.
Linnaeus wonders if Brünnich knows anything about Peter Forsskål’sForsskål, Peter
Linnaeus has seen large numbers of ants flying like clouds that even hide the sun, and strangely enough the ants fall down from the clouds connected in twos.