Carl Linnaeus to Alexander Garden,
24 November 1770 n.s.
L4434. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Alexander GardenAlexander Garden (1730-1791).
In good order, Linnaeus has received Alexander GardenísGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
The plant Indian Pink is already known to Linnaeus through John HopeHope, John (1725-1786).
Linnaeus asks for a specimen of the potato louse, even if it is a very small creature.
Linnaeus makes some additional comments on the specimens of plants and animals, among those the Hamamelis.
Linnaeus has heard that there is a wild Thea in South Carolina. He asks if it can be the same as the Chinese Thea.
Ichneumon is an interesting animal, since its tail is longer than that of any other species.
Garden is happy to live in a region that is neither too hot, as the tropical regions, nor too cold, as up north. Garden has perpetual summer.
1. Caroli Linnaei eq. literas XInas ad Alex. Gardenium (1829), p. 15 .