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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4560 • Carl Linnaeus to Paul Dietrich Giseke, 15 October 1771 n.s.
Dated 1771. den XV Octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has received Paul Dietrich GisekeísGiseke, Paul Dietrich
(1745-1796). German. Physician.
Professor of natural science in Hamburg
in 1771. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter dated 27 September 1771Letter L4541. Linnaeus is happy that Giseke has returned home safe and sound.

Linnaeus misses Giseke. Linnaeus has never had a more learned and diligent disciple.

Gisekeís comrades [Martin Hendriksen VahlVahl, Martin Hendriksen
(1749-1804). Danish. Professor of
botany at Copenhagen. Linnaeusís student
1769-1774. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Peder Wilhelm EdingEding, Peder Wilhelm
(1746-1808). Danish. Student of
Linnaeus (private studies) in 1771.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Hans TislefTislef, Hans (1732-1788).
Danish. Botanist in Norway. Linnaeusís
student in 1771. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] send their regards.

Linnaeus has found a copy of Otto Frederik MüllerísMüller, Otto Frederik
(1730-1784). Danish. Zoologist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work on worms [Linnaeus refers to Von Würmern des süssen und salzigen WassersMüller, Otto Frederik
Von Würmern des süssen und
salzigen Wassers, mit Kupfern

(Copenhagen, 1771).
]. If it belongs to Giseke, it will be returned to him. Linnaeus will also ask Adolph MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
whether it might be his. Eding has denied that the work belongs to him.

The lichen that Giseke had said that he had enclosed in his letter was not there.

Linnaeus has now received Johann Jacob DilleniusísDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Historia muscorumDillenius, Johann Jacob
Historia muscorum in qua circiter
sexcentae species veteres et novae ad
sua genera relatae describuntur et
iconibus genuinis illustrantur, cum
appendice et indice synonymorum. Opera
Jo. Jac. Dillenii
(Oxford 1741).
, tab. XX, fig. 46, from Tislef.

Linnaeus is eager to hear that Giseke has become a professor; it is much deserved.

Linnaeus sends his regards to Gottfried Jacob JaenischJaenisch, Gottfried Jacob
(?-1784). German. Doctor of medicine,
Hamburg. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Joachim Friedrich BoltenBolten, Joachim Friedrich
(1718-1792). German. Doctor of
medicine, Hamburg. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
.

Around the New Year Anders SparrmanSparrman, Anders (1748-1820).
Swedish. Naturalist, physician and
traveller. Disciple of Linnaeus. In 1765
he went on a voyage to China and in 1772
to the Cape of Good Hope, where he
served as a tutor. Later the same year,
Sparrman went on James Cook´s
second voyage as assistant naturalist to
Johann Reinhold Forster and his son
Johan Georg Adam Forster. After his
return to Sweden in 1776 he was
appointed keeper of the natural
historical collections of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1780. In
1787 he participated in an expedition to
West Africa. Practicing physician in
Stockholm. Author of several works, the
best known of which is his account of
his travels in South Africa and with
Cook. Son of Brita and Eric Sparrman.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will leave for the Cape of Good Hope to collect insects etc.

If Giseke cannot get hold of Linnaeusís Mantissa altera [Linnaeus means his Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.
] in Stockholm, Linnaeus will send the work through Murray.

Linnaeusís wife [Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] and daughters [Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaBergencrantz, Elisabeth Christina
(1743-1782). Swedish. Daughter of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea. Married to Carl Fredrik
Bergencrantz.Mother of Sara Elisabeth
Martin.
, Louisa LinnaeaLinnaea, Louisa (1749-1839).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea.
, Sara Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
and Sophia LinnaeaLinnaea, Sophia (1757-1830).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa and Sara Christina
Linnaea. Wife of Samuel Christoffer
Duse.
speak about Giseke daily and send their regards.

Linnaeus regrets that Giseke had to stay at Edeby. He has now decided to enlarge Hammarby with three rooms.

upEDITIONS

1. Collectio epistolarum (1792), p. 105-107 .