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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3975 • Carl Linnaeus to Domenico Vandelli, 21 October 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767. d. 21. Octob.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
very much for the letter of 3 September 1767 [Linnaeus means 2 SeptemberLetter L5345]. He had not heard from Vandelli for a long time, so he was afraid that Vandelli had been taken ill.

Linnaeus asks Vandelli to observe the flowers of Adiantum trichomanes Canariensis with a microscope and see what can be learnt on the structure of flowers from them.

Linnaeus praises Angeja, who is the first to promote the study of natural history in Portugal.

Linnaeus advises Vandelli not to omit having a nice plate of the rare Sibthorpia in his work [Linnaeus refers to Vandellis work with the Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimenVandelli, Domenico Florae
lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen et
epistolae ab eruditis viris Carolo a
Linné, Antonio De Haen ad
Dominicum Vandelli scriptae
(Coimbra
1788).
]. Nor should he forget to draw the flowers with the help of a microscope.

Greetings from the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
] are forwarded.

upEDITIONS

1. Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen (1788), p. 86 .