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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4067 • Carl Linnaeus to Carlo Allioni, 8 April 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 8 Aprilis. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Torino (Italia). Written in Latin.

Viro amplissimo,
D[omino] D[octori] CAR[OLO] ALLIONIO,
Professori Botanico,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Tuas d[iei] 24 Februarii pridie accepi.

Laetor Te valere et quotidie novis inventis augere artem suavissimam. Ego cum toto orbe avide desidero Tuam Floram Pedemontanam; faxit Deus, ut me vivo prodeat.

Vidi aliquot folia actorum Taurinensium, quae perplacuere. Animitus delectabar legere de Fasciola illa, quae in Alpibus excitat colicam illam Lapponibus nostris quotidianam.

Quanta laetitia perfusus legi de Tua Lindernia effari nequeo; tam solide eam absolvisti, ut nihil supra; ego vidi tantum ejus sicca specimina et nomine Caprariae gratioloides in Sp. pl. 876 proposui; non capio, quomodo haec ad vos pervenerit.

Semina gratiosissime a Te missa per D[ominum] Burmannum vix umquam obtinebo, cum ab eo literas per annum cum dimidio non habui. Nescio, cur sileat, sed rarus in hospitibus est amor. Nam errat ut ipsi, cumque optime fuerit nihil est. Fuit quondam meus hospes gratissimus.

Doleo, quod oculis labores. Sauvagesium p[atre]m fere excaecatum curavi curavi[a][a] : MS1 [read] curatione sequenti: Albumen ovi dure cocti, No 1 in minuta frustula conscissi vitrioli 3 ß. Caryophyllorum no 6. Omnibus contusis probe, relinquatur per noctem, mane exprimatur per linteum. Succus oculis parce illinendus.

Pauca mitto semina:
Forskohlea
Melo maximus
Astragalus chinensis
Angelica atropurp.
Achyranthes sanguin.
Eryngium foetidum
Portulaca hirsuta rubra
Portulaca hirsuta lutea
Solanum radicans
Melochia pyramidata
Hermannia althaefol.
Rheum palmatum
Scoparia dulcis.

Vale!

Upsaliae 1768 d[ie] 8 Aprilis.

a Monsieur
Mons:r Charl. Allioni
Professeur en Botanique
Turin
in
Piemont

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the letter of 24 February 1768Letter L3370 and is glad that Allioni has found new species. He is eager to see the Flora Pedemontana [Linnaeus refers to the Flora PedemontanaAllioni, Carlo Flora
Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica
stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii
, 3
vol. (Torino 1785).
, which was published in 1785].

Linnaeus has received the recent volume of the Acta Taurinensia [Mélanges de philosophie et de mathématique de la Société Royale de Turin]. Giovanni Pietro Maria Dana’sDana, Giovanni Pietro Maria
(1736-1801). Italian. Physician,
botanist, Turin.
treatise on Fasciola alpina [Linnaeus refers to the ”De hirudinis nova specie”Dana, Giovanni Pietro Maria ”De
hirudinis nova specie”,
Mélanges de philosophie et de
mathématique de la
Société Royale de
Turin
(1766), III, 199.
], known also from Lapland, pleased him very much and he congratulates Allioni on his paper on Lindernia [[Linnaeus refers to the“Stirpium aliquot descriptiones cum duorum novorum generum constitutione”Allioni, Carlo “Stirpium aliquot
descriptiones cum duorum novorum generum
constitutione”, Mélanges de
philosophie et de mathématique de
la Société Royale de
Turin
(1766), III, 176-184.
]. Linnaeus had only had dried specimens of this species to examine for his description in the Species plantarum [Linnaeus refers to the Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
], where he suggests another name for it, and he is surprised that Allioni had managed to find a living specimen.

Linnaeus is not very optimistic about receiving the material that Allioni had sent through Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, since Linnaeus hardly ever heard anything from Burman. Earlier, they had a frequent exchange, but that is no longer so [there was no letter from Burman between 17 January 1766Letter L3715 and 20 January 1769Letter L4223, and likewise there was no letter from Nicolaas LaurensBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeus’s pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
between 17 February 1766Letter L5462 and 6 April 1768Letter L4068], and Linnaeus does not know why.

Linnaeus is sorry that Allioni has trouble with his eyes and gives him a recipe for a remedy that Linnaeus had tried with success and recommended to François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[see Linnaeus to Sauvages, 19 December 1747Letter L0859].

Linnaeus encloses a number of seeds and lists the species concerned.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Accademia delle scienze, Torino, Carteggi Collection, Allioni´s letters, cart. 2707). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 42-44   p.42  p.43  p.44.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [read] curatione