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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3974 • Louis François Angier d’ Angerville to Carl Linnaeus, 22 October 1767 n.s.
Dated 22 8br 1767. Sent from Rouen (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

More than twenty years have passed since Louis François Augier d’AngervilleAngerville, Louis François
Angier d’
(1706-1779). French.
Member of the Académie des
sciences, belles-lettres et arts de
Rouen. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
wrote to Linnaeus on Sven Rinman’sRinman, Sven (1720-1792).
Swedish. Mining counsellor.
advice. d’Angerville is glad that Rinman is a prominent member of Collegium metallicum [d’Angerville means the Swedish Board of Mines, BergskollegiumBergskollegium, Swedish. The
history of the Swedish Board of Mines
dates back to 1630. It was named
Bergskollegium in 1644.
]. During these years, d’Angerville has never tired of studying Linnaeus’s learned works. Now, d’Angerville has some details to write to Linnaeus about, since they cannot talk personally.

Jacob Jonas BjörnståhlBjörnståhl, Jacob Jonas
(1731-1779). Swedish.
Orientalist. Studied in Uppsala and
attended Linnaeus’s lectures. Travelled
in Europe and Asia (1767-1779). Died in
Saloniki, Greece. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
the professor of Latin in Uppsala, has just visited d’Angerville in Rouen together with his two pupils Rudbeck [Adolph Fredrik RudbeckRudbeck, Adolph Fredrik
(1754-1825). Swedish. Military officer.
Son of Adolph Rudbeck, brother of Carl
Fredrik Rudbeck. Accompanied, together
with his brother, Jacob Jonas
Björnståhl on his travels,
but returned soon to Sweden.
and Carl Fredrik RudbeckRudbeck, Carl Fredrik
(1755-1814). Swedish. Military officer.
Son of Adolph Rudbeck. Brother of Adolph
Fredrik Rudbeck. Accompanied, together
with his brother, Jacob Jonas
Björnståhl on his travels.
]. He had forwarded greetings from Linnaeus and showed d’Angerville several dissertations, which d’Angerville had read and then given back except for three which Björnståhl had in duplicate. d’Angerville lists the titles, Dissertatio academica demonstrans usum historiae naturalis in vita communiLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica demonstrans usum historiae
naturalis in vita communi
, diss.,
resp. M. Aphonin (Uppsala, 1766).
Soulsby no. 2329.
, Dissertatio academica de usum muscorumLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica de usum muscorum
, diss.,
resp., A. Berlin (Uppsala, 1766).
Soulsby no. 2343.
, Fundamenta entomologiaeLinnaeus, Carl Fundamenta
entomologiae
, diss., resp. A. J.
Bladh (Uppsala, Uppsala1767). Soulsby
no. 2367.
, Opobalsamum declaratum in dissertatione medicaLinnaeus, Carl Opobalsamum
declaratum in dissertatione medica

diss., resp. W. Le Moine (Uppsala
[1764]). Soulsby no. 2277.
, Dissertationem academicum fundamenta ornithologica exhibituramLinnaeus, Carl Dissertationem
academicum fundamenta ornithologica
exhibituram
, diss., resp. A. P.
Bäckman (Uppsala, 1765). Soulsby
no. 2285.
, Potus theaeLinnaeus, Carl Potus
theae
, diss., resp. P. C. Tillaeus
(Uppsala, 1765). Soulsby no. 2310.
, Dissertatio academica demonstrans necessitatem promovendae historiae naturalis in RossiaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica demonstrans necessitatem
promovendae historiae naturalis in
Rossia
, diss., resp. A. M.
Karamyschew (Upsala 1766). Soulsby no.
2323.
, Dissertatio medica de Effectu et Cura Vitiorum Diaeteticorum GeneraliLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
medica de Effectu et Cura Vitiorum
Diaeteticorum Generali
, diss., resp.
J. G. Bergman (Uppsala, [1766]). Soulsby
no. 2339.
, Dissertatio academica mundum invisibilem breviter delineaturaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica mundum invisibilem breviter
delineatura
, diss., resp. J. C. Roos
(Uppsala, 1767). Soulsby no. 2348.
, Fundamenta agrostographiaeLinnaeus, Carl Fundamenta
agrostographiae
, diss., resp. H.
Gahn (Uppsala, 1767). Soulsby no. 2357.
, Hortus culinarisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
culinaris
, diss., resp. J. C.
Tengborg (Stockholm, 1764). Soulsby no.
2260.
, Dissertatio medica sistens purgantia indigenaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
medica sistens purgantia indigena
,
diss., resp. P. Strandman (Uppsala,
1766). Soulsby no. 2318.
, Siren lacertinaLinnaeus, Carl Siren
Lacertina dissertatio academica
,
diss., resp. A. Österdam (Uppsala,
1766). Soulsby no. 2335.
, Fundamentum fructificationisLinnaeus, Carl Fundamentum
fructificationis
, diss. resp. J. M.
Gråberg (Uppsala, 1762)- Soulsby
no. 2214.
, Dissertatio academicis, in qua anthropomorpha [...]Linnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academicis, in qua anthropomorpha
[...]
, diss., resp. C. E. Hoppius
(Uppsala, 1760). Soulsby no. 2124.
and regrets that he has not been able to see them earlier, and although they may appear in Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, it is a fact that d’Angerville has only got the first of the six volumes published. d’Angerville has also tried to get the tenth edition of Systema naturae [Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
] from Paris, in vain, especially as Björnståhl had told him that the eleventh edition is under way [the next edition was Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
].

d’Angerville congratulates Linnaeus for his great success in his work and for what God has given him.

Björnståhl had asked for some seeds to be planted in the Uppsala University Botanical Garden, and he had asked both d’Angerville and the professor responsible for the garden of the Rouen academy [d’Angerville refers to demonstrator at the garden of the Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de RouenAcadémie des sciences,
belles-lettres et arts de Rouen,

French. The Académie des
Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de
Rouen was founded in 1744. The Academy
was suppressed in 1793, but resumed its
activities in 1804.
, Bertrand PinardPinard, Bertrand (d.1792).
French. Physician, demonstrator at the
botanical garden of the Académie
des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de
Rouen. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
]. The academy garden has a warm room and a room with tepid air and can hold about 2,200 plants. d’Angerville’s own garden has just a cold greenhouse and takes 1,500 plants. So, the professor should be able to supply more than d’Angerville. However, d’Angerville is ready to send what he has of what is not listed in the 1748 printed list of the Uppsala garden [d’Angerville refers to Hortus UpsaliensisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Upsaliensis, exhibens plantas exoticas,
Horto Upsaliensis academiae a sese
illatas, ab anno 1742, in annum 1748,
additis differentiis, synonymis,
habitationibus, hospitiis, rariorumque
descriptionibus, in gratiam studiose
juventutis
, I (Stockholm 1748).
Soulsby no. 424
] which is the only one he has. d’Angerville would have taken more, if they had been mature or if the season had been right. Linnaeus may find several of them uninteresting, and d’Angerville would not have sent them if the had known from the beginning that the Uppsala garden only contained exotic species. d’Angerville has marked the fascicles with the numbers 1 to 143 and added the names as far as he could be sure of them. d’Angerville has kept a list of them with the same names, and he is very eager to have all sorts of corrections and comments from Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 148-149). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 72-74   p.72  p.73  p.74.