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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3999 • Carl Linnaeus to Alexander Garden, 18 December 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767. d. 18 Dec.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Through Ellis, Linnaeus has just received some material from Alexander GardenGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus asks specifically for Gardenís experience of a certain Pulex published by Mark CatesbyCatesby, Mark (1682-1749).
British. Naturalist and artist. Best
known for his illustrated work The
Natural history of Carolina, Florida and
the Bahama islands
(1736-1743).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. It penetrates the skin and causes great trouble in America. It can even kill people. It is described in different ways by different scholars (Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who knows it from Surinam, Patrick BrowneBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Irish. Botanist who made six voyages to
the West Indies. In 1756 he published
The Civil and natural history of
Jamaica
(1756). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and Catesby), and Linnaeus needs to know Gardenís opinion to decide what is correct.

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei eq. literas XInas ad Alex. Gardenium (1829), p. 13-14 .