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Link: • Pieter Boddaert to Carl Linnaeus, 16 November 1769 n.s.
Dated 16 Nov. 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.
hopes that Linnaeus has received his letter [Boddaert to Linnaeus, 10 August 1768Letter L4248] where he had thanked him for the seeds he had received.

The fourth fascicle of Spicilegia is now ready, and Boddaert has dedicated it to Linnaeus and Burman [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
; 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).
]. He will send a copy to Linnaeus as soon as the winter is over, and then he will also send a list of the new animals that are not found in the latest edition of [Boddaert refes to the Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
]. He also sends drawings of some of those. Boddaert is working with Johan Albert SchlosserísSchlosser, Johann Albert
(?-1769). Dutch. Doctor of medicine,
naturalist, collector of natural history
objects. After his death a number of the
specimens in his collections were
described by Pieter Boddaert.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
material, and he asks Linnaeus for permission to publish some of those descriptions in the form of letters to Linnaeus. He mentions the animals that he would publish in this way if Linnaeus permits.

Boddaert is working on comments to Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.

Among the 120 animals that Boddaert had received after Schlosserís death, there is a strange lizard that does not match any in Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
]. Boddaert wonders if Linnaeus is preparing a new edition, but he has also heard that a supplement is being planned. Boddaert is eager not to miss a singe page of Linnaeusís works. Boddaert hopes that his letters will not bore Linnaeus.

P .S. Boddaert reports that no more of Voetís Johannes Eusebius VoetísVoet, Johannes Eusebius
(?-1778). Dutch. Zoologist.
tables have appeared. If more are published, he will send copies to Linnaeus.


a. (LS, II, 89). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 302-304   p.302  p.303  p.304.