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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3626 • Carl Linnaeus to Alexander Garden, 15 August 1765 n.s.
Dated 1765. d. 15 Augusti.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus had received the letter of 18 May 1765Letter L3591 a few days previously from John EllisEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and Linnaeus is very sorry that his letters had been lost. He thanks Alexander GardenGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for all the animal specimens sent from America. Linnaeus has received two consignments of fish, the second of which also contained insects, and he has commented on many of the species in his answers. In the twelfth edition of Systema naturae, which will appear next year [Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
], Garden will see how much he has contributed to the knowledge of fish, reptiles and insects.

John HopeHope, John (1725-1786).
British. Doctor of medicine, professor
of botany, Edinburgh. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
had sent seeds from Canada, three years old, but some of them had germinated. The plants sent by Garden had not yet arrived, but Linnaeus will examine them in due time. He will send his comments to Garden.

The strange animal mentioned by Garden will interest Linnaeus.

Linnaeus will apply the names as Garden has suggested them.

Garden is to be congratulated for living in such a rich region.

The letter will be sent via London and Charleston, South Carolina, and Linnaeus wants to know if that routing is viable.