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Link: • Domenico Vandelli to Carl Linnaeus, 18 March 1766 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Lisboa (Portugal) to (). Written in Latin.


Michel FranziniFranzini, Michel Italian.
Professor of geometry at the College of
Nobles (Colégio dos Nobres) in
had received seeds from America. Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
hastens to share them with Linnaeus so that they would not become too old to be viable.

Vandelli asks about his previous package [Vandelli to Linnaeus 16 September 1765Letter L3636] and wants confirmation that it has arrived. He gives the names of the Brazilian plants.

It had been very cold in Lisbon in the winter, only 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vandelli describes a Brazilian turtle and two fishes, new to him.

Vandelli has seen Brazilian jewels of various types with a merchant in Lisbon, and he is eager to report to Linnaeus on the many variants in this category.

A greeting to the members of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
] concludes the letter.


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