Carl Linnaeus to Pieter Boddaert,
8 November 1768 n.s.
L4138. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Pieter BoddaertPieter Boddaert (1730?-?). Dutch.
Linnaeus thanks Pieter BoddaertísBoddaert, Pieter (1730?-?).
Linnaeus is surprised at Boddaertís drawing of the Cancer with what he understands as its large beak. Linnaeus admits that it could also be understood as a tail.
Linnaeus thanks Boddaert for his remarks on two species of Isis that Linnaeus had placed in the wrong genus.
Linnaeus describes two new plants, the Dionaea which captures insects by its leaves, and a Calceolaria.
Linnaeus congratulates Boddaert on his engraver, a contact that Linnaeus has never had in Uppsala.
Linnaeus gives Boddaert the address of Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Boddaert should tell Burman that Linnaeus will send him an answer to a recent letter as soon as there is a ship that can take it.
P.S. Linnaeus asks Boddaert the name of the professor of botany at Utrecht and if Boddaert could contact that person on Linnaeusís behalf. He also asks Boddaert if he happens to have seeds of Loosa or Ortiga, which Linnaeus is looking for all over Europe. Linnaeus already has a dried specimen.