Linnaeus had been passive during the winter but is returning to life with spring. He has finished the third volume of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. , that on mineralogy (ďRegnum lapideumĒ was published in 1768) and just sent it to the printer. However, he had to do that without access to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus. work (Linnaeus refers to Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch derScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien (Riga 1769). ).
Loasa concerns Linnaeus very much. He has got a good picture of it from Nicolaus Joseph 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. which he often studies. He really wants to have a living specimen. Jacquin had promised seeds, and that seems to be the only way since it is no longer found in any French garden and only in one British, according to unreliable information.
Seeds of Rhamnus will be provided from Aix-en-Provence.
Pehr ForsskålísForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeusís student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. collections from Arabia had been saved by Carsten NiebuhrNiebuhr, Carsten (1733-1815).
Danish. Explorer of Arabia. In 1761 he
visited Egypt and the Arabian peninsula.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. who had given them to Peder AscaniusAscanius, Peder (1723-1803).
Danish. Naturalist. Inspector of mines,
Norway. Correspondent of Linnaeus. in Copenhagen. Linnaeus thinks they will stay there, long and well, and be unavailable and unpublished.
From Uppsala, nothing new is to be reported, just storms, snow and cold.