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Link: • Pieter Boddaert to Carl Linnaeus, 10 August 1769 n.s.
Dated 10 Augusti 1769. Sent from Utrecht (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Pieter BoddaertBoddaert, Pieter (1730?-?).
Dutch. Naturalist and physician. Friend
of Albert Schlosser, whose cabinet of
natural history objects he described.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for the letter [Linnaeus to Boddaert, 5 July 1769Letter L4239] with seeds of Aira and other material. The plants grow well.

Boddaert has finished the third fascicle of Spicilegia [Boddaert refers to his translation of Peter Simon PallasísPallas, Peter Simon
(1741-1811). German. Naturalist and
explorer. Pallas studied at the
universities of Göttingen and
Leiden. In 1768 he was called to Russia
to take part in an expedition to
Siberia, the aim of which was to study
the passage of Venus. Pallas remained in
Russia for the greater part of his life.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Spicilegia zoologicaPallas, Peter Simon
Spicilegia zoologica quibus novae
imprimis et obscurae animalium species :
iconibus, descriptionibus atque
commentariis illustrantur
, Dierkundig mengelwerkPallas, Peter Simon & Pieter
Dierkundig mengelwerk :
in het welke de nieuwe of nog duistere
zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige
afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en
verhandelingen opgehelderd worden : in
het latyn beschreeven / door den
Hooggel. Herr P.S. Pallas ; vertaald en
met aanmerkingen voorzien door P.
(Utrecht, 1768-1770).
], which he will send to Linnaeus together with the pictures by Arnout VosmaerVosmaer, Arnout (1720-1799).
Dutch. Director of the cabinet of
natural history of the prince of Orange
at the Hague. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. There are many new species described there, which Linnaeus has not reported in the latest edition of Systema naturae [Boddaert refes to the Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
]. Boddaert gives a number of examples of turtles and other marine animals from this group and gives short characters of them.

Boddaert is now busy preparing descriptions and drawings of rare insects and he will soon send Linnaeus examples of that.

If Linnaeus permits it, Boddaert will dedicate the fourth fascicle of Spicilegia to him and Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Boddaert wants to know if Linnaeus is still working to increase the coverage of Systema naturae so that he wants to have information on new species.


a. (LS, II, 87-88). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 301-302   p.301  p.302.