Carl Linnaeus to Johan Ernst Gunnerus,
15 June 1768 n.s.
L4089. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Johan Ernst GunnerusJohan Ernst Gunnerus (1718-1773).
Linnaeus thanks Johan Ernst GunnerusGunnerus, Johan Ernst
Gunnerus will learn about the ”Lodde” from the Eperlanus, which Tonning has brought with him in alcohol. The cranium of the head is so pellucid that the brain can be seen.
Linnaeus thinks that Monoculus would be worth seeing.
It is strange that Gunnerus’s Clio cannot be found in Swedish waters. It appears in Friedrich Martens’sMartens, Friedrich (1635-1699).
Gunnerus’s Ascidia belongs to the same genus as Linnaeus’s. It is well described [Gunnerus’s description was published in his ”Nogle smaa rare og meestendeelen nye Norske søedyr"Gunnerus, Johan Ernst
Linnaeus hopes that the third volume of his Systema naturae, 12th, editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Linnaeus sends his regards to Tonning. Linnaeus received Tonning’s letter [Tonning to Linnaeus, 13 May 1768Letter L4076] at the same time as Gunnerus’s. Linnaeus asks Gunnerus to give his apologies to Tonning for not having time at the present to write to him. Linnaeus also sends his regards to Jens Finne BorchgrevinkBorchgrevink, Jens Finne
a. original holograph (Norges teknisk-naturvetenskapliga universitetsbiblioteket, Trondheim, Priv. arch. 277. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Arkiv ).
1. Biskop Gunnerus' virksomhed fornemmelig som botaniker (1903), vol. IV, p. 119-120 .