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Link: • Morten Thrane Brünnich to Carl Linnaeus, 23 June 1765 n.s.
Dated 23 Junii 1765. Sent from København (Denmark) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.



Morten Thrane BrünnichBrünnich, Morten Thrane
(1737-1827). Danish. Professor of
natural history, Copenhagen. Later
employed by the Danish mining department
in Norway. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will leave for his journey in about three weeks. He will visit Holland and England, after which he will go to Sweden.

Brünnich expects to be able to send some specimens of birds to Linnaeus. He makes additional comments to former descriptions of Colymbus arcticus.

Brünnich gives a description of the Arabic Cardium that had been collected by Peter ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeus’s student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and is taken care of by Carsten Niebuhr Niebuhr, Carsten (1733-1815).
Danish. Explorer of Arabia. In 1761 he
visited Egypt and the Arabian peninsula.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. It had been sent from Arabia in 1763.

Brünnich does not have time to do more about the insects, mainly because he does not have Linnaeus’s catalogue of the Queen’s [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] collection at Drottningholm [Brünnich refers to the Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae

(Stockholm 1764). Soulsby no. 1095a.

P. S. Brünnich gives an address to be used until he leaves for Holland.


a. (LS, II, 257-258). [1] [2] [3]


1. “Af Linnés brevvexling” (1871), p. 418-419   p.418  p.419.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 389-390   p.389  p.390.