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Link: • Antonio Turra to Carl Linnaeus, 15 September 1767 n.s.
Dated die 15. Septembris 1767.. Sent from Vicenza (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Antonio TurraTurra, Antonio (1730-1796).
Italian. Botanist, mineralogist and
practicing physician at Vicenza.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
complains that a whole year has passed since he heard from Linnaeus. He hopes that Linnaeus will send him the dried plants and seeds that he has promised.

Marco Giuseppo Cornaro (Cornelius)Cornaro (Cornelius), Marco Giuseppo
(1727-1779). Italian. Bishop of
Torcello in 1759 (Venice), bishop of
Vicenza in 1767.
, once bishop of Torcello, is now at the Church of Vicenza. In the spring a botanical garden will be instituted above the Beric Hills, the care of which Cornaro has entrusted to Turra. Turra hopes that Linnaeus will send rare seeds for this garden.

That year Turra has devoted himself to insectology. He sends insects so that Linnaeus can adorn the Queen’s [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.
] Museum [Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae

(Stockholm 1764). Soulsby no. 1095a.
]. As far as Turra knows nobody is devoting himself to insects in Italy.


a. (LS, XV, 424-425). [1] [2] [3]