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Link: • Antonio Turra to Carl Linnaeus, 26 December 1770 n.s.
Dated 26. Decembris 1770.. Sent from Vicenza (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Thirteen months have passed since Antonio TurraTurra, Antonio (1730-1796).
Italian. Botanist, mineralogist and
practicing physician at Vicenza.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
sent Linnaeus a letter [Turra to Linnaeus, 28 November 1769Letter L4288] and also seeds and plants. However, for two years he has heard nothing from Linnaeus. Turra sends Linnaeus more seeds.

Marco Giuseppo Cornaroís (Cornelius)Cornaro (Cornelius), Marco Giuseppo
(1727-1779). Italian. Bishop of
Torcello in 1759 (Venice), bishop of
Vicenza in 1767.
garden is in need of seeds from Linnaeus, especially Zizania aquatica, Rheum palmatum, Rubus arcticus, Robinia, Caragana, Cimicifuga foetida, etc. Turra is pleased with the seventh volume of Linnaeusís Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
that has now arrived [vol. 7 was published in 1769]; he especially enjoyed the dissertation by Carl RoosRoos, Carl (1745-1828).
Swedish. Linnaeus´s student.
[Turra refers to the Dissertatio academica mundum invisibilem breviterLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica mundum invisibilem breviter
, diss., resp. J. C. Roos
(Uppsala, 1767). Soulsby no. 2348.
]. He wonders about new Swedish works on medicine and botany. Turra adds to his collection of insects day by day. He will send new and strange insects when he has received a letter from Linnaeus.

P.S. Turra has written down the character of Crassula portulacaria, Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
, 406. He wonders where it can be found in Linnaeusís Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.


a. original holograph (LS, XV, 430-431). [1] [2] [3]