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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Christoffer Gjörwell, 2 September 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d 2 septembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus tells Carl Christoffer GjörwellGjörwell, Carl Christoffer
(1731-1811). Swedish. Author,
publisher, royal librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that he had not yet seen the new edition of the Amoenitates being printed in Austria, but had heard that the editor [Leopold Gottlieb BiwaldBiwald, Leopold Gottlieb
(1731-1805). Austrian. Jesuit,
professor in logic and physics, Graz.
] had made a selection of the dissertations and not included all of them, also adding considerable amount of his own, mainly economics [Linnaeus refers to the Continuatio selectarum ex amoenitatibus academicisLinnaeus, Carl & Leopold
Gottlieb Biwald
selectarum ex amoenitatibus academicis
Caroli Linnaei dissertationum ad
universam naturalem historiam
(Graz 1766). Soulsby
no. 1326.

Thus, Linnaeus refers to a letter from Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, written 31 May 1767Letter L3904.

Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
has published a third work de umbelliferis [Linnaeus refers to Classis umbelliferarum emendataCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Classis umbelliferarum emendata
cum generali seminum tabula et figuris
aeneis in necessarium Instit. rei
herbar. supplementum
(Leipzig 1767).
. On the other hand, Biwald from Graz has published volume 2 of Amoenitates academicae [the Continuatio selectarum ex amoenitatibus academicis] and added a very critical review of Crantz’s Systema [Linnaeus refers to Institutiones rei herbariae iuxta nutum naturae digestae ex habituCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Institutiones rei herbariae
iuxta nutum naturae digestae ex
([Vienna] 1766).
]. So, Biwald is a friend of Linnaeus.

Linnaeus mentions that he has also heard that Species plantarum was being printed in Vienna [Linnaeus refers to the Species plantarum [...] editio tertiaLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum [...] editio tertia
, I-II
(Vienna 1764). Soulsby no. 510.
], but that he had never seen it .


a. original (KB, Ep. G 10). [1]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 220-221   p.220  p.221.