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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 30 October 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 octob. 30. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has been ill for a month but is recovering.

During that time, Linnaeus has at last received the prints of insects sent by Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
through Johan Jacob FerberFerber, Johan Jacob
(1743-1790). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Mitau, of mineralogy at St
Petersburg. Superintendent of the board
of mines, Berlin. Correspondent of
[see Ferber to Linnaeus, 29 July 1770Letter L4385]. Linnaeus is now studying them to add them to his system.

Linnaeus misses one print between nos. 219 and 165, and there are no numbers from no. 643 and on. Linnaeus wants the rest, those after no. 815, as soon as they are ready. He has comments on some of them, referring to the determinations of the species.

Linnaeus will move to his country estate [Hammarby], where he will continue with determining the rest of Scopoliís material. He has his own collections of specimens out there.

Linnaeus had received Scopoliís AnnusScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Annus historico-naturalis, 5 vol.
(Leipzig, 1769-1772).
, and read them with great pleasure, especially about the birds. .

The letter concludes with a renewed request for drawings.

Linnaeusís hand is too weak to write any more.


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