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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3726 • Carlo Allioni to Carl Linnaeus, 22 March 1766 n.s.
Dated die 22. martii 1766.. Sent from Torino (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro Sapientissimo, Celeberrimoque,
Carolo de Linné, Equiti Aurato etc.,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Carolus Allioni.

Quantas possum maximas grates tibi ago, Vir Sapientissime, pro elegantissimis plantulis, quas mihi humanissime misisti; charissimae erunt quas te missurum polliceris. Eae quidem, si parvulae erunt, commode literis inclusae ad me pervenient; si autem de majoribus agatur, occasione navium Suecarum ex. gr. quae sing[ul]is annis Sardiniae insulam petunt, Sardiniam mitti possent, et ibi ad manus pro- Regis consignavi aut Hagae Comitum intercedente opera Cl[arissimi] Laurentii Burmanni remitti Legato nostri Regis ibi degenti. Satis est, ut fasciculus meo nomini inscriptus sit.

Literis inclusa ad te mitto paucula semina majori ex parte lecta in montibus Niceensibus a meo discipulo Med[icinae] Doct[ore] Petro Dana, qui meo jussu anno proximo elapso Regiis impensis has Alpes maritimas humilioresque montes peragravit rediitque plurimis raris stirpibus dives, quae omnes in meam floram Pedemontanam transibunt. Cortusae etiam semina hoc anno quoque collecta adjunxi.

Rariorum sive Alpinarum sive maritimarum stirpium specimina habeo pro tuo Celeberrimo herbario parata, quae commoda occasione mittentur.

Pixidaria apud nos variis locis occurrit, atque in plerisque olim oryza sata fuit. Lindernius primus cum Abrahamo Gagnebin, Helveto Chirurgo in Alsatia, hanc plantam vidit. Singulare genus est gratiolae proximum, cujus accuratam iconem cum anatome floris dabo. Gaudeo -scire virginianam esse, sed optarem scire, a quonam auctore memoretur.

Si quaedam semina habes, quibus velis hortum Taurinensem ditare, rem facias gratissimam. Te Deus optimus maximus in naturalis Historiae incrementum diu incolumem servet; mihi porro favere perge!

Dabam Aug[ust]ae Taurinorum die 22 martii 1766.

A La Societé Royale / des Sciences díUpsal / Par la Haye et Hambourg / a Upsal.

upSUMMARY

Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is very grateful for the material received and looks forward to what Linnaeus promised to send. Small specimens can be sent in a letter, while larger ones should be sent by a Swedish ship bound for the isle of Sardinia, from where they easily reach Allioni. His name is enough as indication of the final address. It is also possible to use the Sardinian embassy in The Hague as intermediary, a service established by the help of Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

In the letter, Allioni encloses some seeds collected for Allioni in the mountains around Nice by a pupil by the name of Giovanni Pietro Pietro DanaDana, Giovanni Pietro Maria
(1736-1801). Italian. Physician,
botanist, Turin.
. He had found many rare plants, which will be recorded in Allioniís flora of Piedmont [Allioni refers to his Flora PedemontanaAllioni, Carlo Flora
Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica
stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii
, 3
vol. (Torino 1785).
, which was published in 1785].

Allioni has a set of rare plants ready for Linnaeus and he will send them at a suitable opportunity.

Allioni comments briefly on Pixidaria, which grows in several places in Piedmont. Franz Balthasar von LindernLindern, Franz Balthasar von
(?-?). German. Botanist
first found it in Elsass together with Abraham GagnebinGagnebin, Abraham (1707-1800).
Swiss. Physician and botanist, one of
Albrecht von Hallerís correspondents.
.

Allioni asks Linnaeus to send him seeds that he thinks will suit the Turin garden.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 31-32). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 40-41   p.40  p.41.