(1736-1803). Swiss. Botanist, doctor of
medicine. Correspondent of Linnaeus. sends Linnaeus a small work with the title “Friderici Allamand Observationes botanicae Americanae”Allamand,
“Observationes botanicae Americanae.
Pars altera” (manuscript, LS). [this manuscript was never published], where he has indicated corrections or additions to be made to published characters of plants
Allamand has finally been able to finish the descriptions of the new genera for the Mantissa [Allamand refers to Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera (1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312. ]. However, since there had been some more discussion, Allamand again enters into botanical details on thirty different species or genera, already discussed in the earlier letters.
However, Allamand does not want to continue the discussions on these species but leaves the decisions to Linnaeus. It is enough for Allamand to have made his voice heard. However, he is interested in maintaining the exchange of letters and to forward observations to Linnaeus on various matters in natural history.
In a postscript, Allamand asks for information on whether Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. has some direct contact with printers, or rather booksellers, in Holland.
Other persons mentioned: Maria Sibylla MerianMerian, Maria Sibylla
(1647-1717). German. Entomologist and
artist. Published Metamorphosis
insectorum Surinamensium (1705). , Pierre BarrèreBarrère, Pierre
(1690-1755). French. Professor of
medicine, Perpignan. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. , José GumilaGumila, José (ca 1690-
ca 1756). Spanish. Jesuit and