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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3891 • Johan Ernst Gunnerus to Carl Linnaeus, 7 March 1767 n.s.
Dated 7. Martii.1767. Sent from Trondheim (Norway) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Danish.

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Johan Ernst GunnerusGunnerus, Johan Ernst
(1718-1773). Norwegian. Bishop of
Trondheim. Together with Gerhard
Schøning and Peter Friederich
Suhm he founded in 1760 Det Kongelige
Norske Videnskabers Selskab [The Royal
Norwegian Society of Sciences and
Letters]. Author of Flora
Norvegica
(1766-1776). Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for his Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
, ”De systemate sexuali” [Gunnerus means, Disquisitio de quaestione ab Academia Imperiali Scientiarum Petropol. in annum 1759, pro praemio proposita: Sexum Plantarum argumentis et experimenLinnaeus, Carl Disquisitio de
quaestione ab Academia Imperiali
Scientiarum Petropol. in annum 1759, pro
praemio proposita: Sexum Plantarum
argumentis et experimentis novis,
praeter adhuc jam cognita, vel
corroborare, vel impugnare,
præmissa expositione historica et
physica omnium plantae partium, quae
aliquid ad faecundationem et
perfectionem seminis et fructus conferre
creduntur, ab eadem Academia [...]
praemio ornata
(St. Petersburg,
1760). Soulsby no. 2115.
] and some dissertations that Jens Finne BorchgrevinkBorchgrevink, Jens Finne
(1737-1819). Norwegian. Botanist and
clergyman. One of Linnaeus’s private
pupils. Assistant to Johan Ernst
Gunnerus. Son of Leonhard Christian
Borchgrevink. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has brought him. A new world revealed itself to Gunnerus through these works.

Gunnerus has nothing new except 1)Hans Ström’sStröm, Hans (1726-1797).
Norwegian. Clergyman. Professor of
theology. Naturalist and zoologist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Lernaea in Sønd. [Gunnerus refers to Ström’s, Physisk og oeconomisk Beskrivelse over Fogderict SøndmørStröm, Hans Physisk og
oeconomisk Beskrivelse over Fogderict
Søndmør, beliggendei i
Bengens Stift, i Norge
(Sorø,
1762-1766).
], I, p. 209. 2). A Flustra which seems to be Flustra pilosa in Fauna Svecica, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
insectorum, 2nd edition
(Stockholm,
1761). Soulsby no. 1153.
, etc. However, it does not resemble much John Ellis’sEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
illustrations [Gunnerus refers to, Essai sur l’ histoire naturelle des corallinesEllis, John Essai sur l’
histoire naturelle des corallines, et d’
autres productions marines du même
genre, qu’on trouve communément
sur les côtes de la
Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande; auquel on
a joint une description d’un grand
polype de mer, pris auprès du
Pole arctique, par des pêcheurs de
Baleine, pendant l’été de
1753
(The Hague 1756).
], tab. 31., fig. a. N. 4., which, in Gunnerus’s opinion, must represent the real one. Gunnerus has also made microscopic observations on these objects.

Gunnerus sends his greetings to Borchgrevink and Henrik TonningTonning, Henrik (1732-1796).
Danish. Physician and explorer,
Trondheim. Linnaeus’s student 1766-1768.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

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a. (LS, VI, 39-40). [1] [2]

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1. Brevveksling (1976), p. 73 .