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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3872 • Carl Linnaeus to Alexander Garden, 1 January 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767. Januar. 1.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus had received Alexander GardenísGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
letter of 4 August 1766Letter L3790 on the previous day. John EllisEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had forwarded it, and Linnaeus had read it with great interest.

Linnaeus has examined the plant specimens and gives detailed comments, most of which accept Gardenís ideas. In some of them, Linnaeus asks Garden to observe details in living specimens and report to him.

The strange lizard has caused great interest, also from the Queen of Sweden [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.
]. Linnaeus accepts Gardenís opinion that it is not a larva but a new kind of creature. It is presented at the end of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
, part 1.

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei eq. literas XInas ad Alex. Gardenium (1829), p. 12-13 .