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Link: • Henri-Louis Duhamel Du Monceau to Carl Linnaeus, 23 February 1769 n.s.
Dated 23 fevrier 1769.. Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in French.


Henri-Louis Duhamel du MonceauDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
(1700-1782). French. Wrote on botany
and agronomy. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received the leaf of Linnaeus’s tea plant and compared it to the twig in the Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillant’s
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
collection. It is exactly the same and not the Trianon kind.

Duhamel has since a short time ago a Nucifer Japonica adianthi folio de Kaempfer.

He sends new seeds of Morina. One has not been able to see this rare plant before in Europe.

Du Hamel gives this letter to Friedrich Charles de BaërBaër, Friedrich Charles de
(1719-1797). French. Vicar at the
Swedish embassy in Paris. Professor of
theology, Strasbourg. Member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
Stockholm. Intermediary for Swedish
science in France. Correspondent of
, the Swedish ambassador’s priest and a correspondent of the Academy of sciences in Paris [Académie royale des sciences, Paris Académie royale des sciences,
French. The French
Académie des sciences was founded
in 1666 and became a royal academy in
1699. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
]. He also sends to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] a copy of his very beautiful book “Pomona Gallica” that he recently published [Duhamel refers to Traité des Arbres FruitiersDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
Traité des Arbres Fruitiers :
contenant leur figure, leur description,
leur culture, etc.
(Paris 1768).
, which he supervised with the painters Madeleine Françoise BasseporteBasseporte, Madeleine
French. Painter, Paris. Pupil of Claude
Aubriet, painter at the French court,
where she taught the princesses.
, Claude AubrietAubriet, Claude (1651-1743).
French. Accompanied Joseph Pitton de
Tournefort on his travels to the Orient.
and Jacques de SèveSève, Jacques de
(c.1742-1788). French. Illustrator.
, who made the original drawing for the frontispiece depicting the Greek godess Pomoma]. He hopes that Linnaeus will be pleased to see this beautiful work.


a. original holograph (LS, III, 364-365). [1] [2] [3]