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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 20 December 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 20 Decembris.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Idrija (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus thanks Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the two letters, dated August 18 1768Letter L4102, enclosed in a letter from Johann Christian Daniel von SchreberSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and 14 November 1768Letter L4135. He also thanks for the package of books from which he got at the same time from a sailor from Stockholm.

Linnaeus had not been able to wait for Scopoliís ďMineralogiaĒ [Linnaeus refers to the Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).
], so the third part of the Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
had been published two and a half months earlier, without the information from Scopoli.

Especially for cobalt, Linnaeus would have avoided a mistake. Linnaeus praises Scopoliís work very much and makes some comments on details.

Linnaeus comments briefly on intestinal worms.

The second edition of Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carniolae indigenas et distributas in
classes naturales. Cum differentiis
specificis, synonymis recentiorum, locis
natalibus, nominibus incolarum,
observationibus selectis, viribus
(Vienna 1760).
is very much needed [the second edition was published in 1771].

He is not acquainted with Michel AdansonísAdanson, Michel (1727-1806).
French. Botanist. Travelled in Senegal.
An opponent of Linnaeus. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.


a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3]