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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3915 • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 3 May 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767. d. 3 Maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus has not heard from Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for a long time. Linnaeus used ďFauna CarniolicaĒ [Linnaeus means the Entomologia CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Entomologia Carniolica, exhibens
insecta Carniolae [... ] distributa
[...] methodo Linnaeana
(Vienna
1763).
] very much for the Systema naturaeLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
recently published and double the size of the preceding edition. Linnaeus repeats his desire to see Scopoliís prints of insects. Especially, he wonders at Scopoliís note that a Cimex comes with wings in warm regions but without them in cold.

Linnaeus is working on the third part of Systema naturaeLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
on mineralogy, and he has heard that Scopoliís work on that subject is being printed [Linnaeus refers to the Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).
]. He wants to get it at any price in order to include it in his work, so Scopoli should send it as soon as possible.

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a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2]