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Link: • Anna Blackburne to Carl Linnaeus, 29 June 1771 n.s.
Dated June ye: 29th: 1771. Sent from Orford (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.


Anna BlackburneBlackburne, Anna (1726-1793).
British. Naturalist and collector of
specimens. Daughter of John Blackburne
and sister of Ashton Blackburne.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
writes to Linnaeus to tell him that she has received some birds and insects, which her brother [Ashton BlackburneBlackburne, Ashton (? -c.
1780). British. Ornithologist, who
settled in North-America, where he died.
Son of John Blackburne and brother of
Anna Blackburne.
, who lives near New York in America, had killed within fifty miles from where he lives. Blackburne has not been able to find those species in the Systema naturae [Blackburne refers presumably to the 12th edition, Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.

Blackburne offers to send them by ship from Liverpool, but she asks for the correct address. She also asks Linnaeus to send her an answer very soon, since the sailing season from Liverpool to Stockholm will soon be over for that year.

Blackburne writes in English, like John EllisEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who also used that language. Blackburne would be quite ready to use French, if Linnaeus prefers that.

P. S. She gives her address and wonders if she has got Linnaeusís address correctly.


a. original holograph (LS, II, 47-48). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 285   p.285.