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Link: • Ignaz von Born to Carl Linnaeus, 1 January 1772 n.s.
Dated 1 jan. 1772. Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Ignaz von BornBorn, Ignaz von (1741-1791).
Austrian. Imperial counsellor of mines,
Vienna. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter [this letter has not come down to us] in which he had acknowledged Bornís sending of fossils.

Born will soon publish a small work on fossils [Lithophylacium BornianumBorn, Ignaz von
Lithophylacium Bornianum. [Index
fossilium [...] quae collegit, et in
classes ac ordines disposuit

(Prague, 1772-1775).
], and he will dedicate it to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, StockholmKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
]. Born asks Linnaeus to indicate what species he would be interested in, so that Born could send them to him.

Born also has several new minerals in his collection, and some of those are included in the new publication Johan Jacob FerberFerber, Johan Jacob
(1743-1790). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Mitau, of mineralogy at St
Petersburg. Superintendent of the board
of mines, Berlin. Correspondent of
can tell Linnaeus more. Born has given Ferber more than 600 mineralogical specimens which he has collected himself, and Born supposes that Ferber has the richest and most elegant collection of minerals in Sweden.


a. (LS, II, 123-124). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 320-321   p.320  p.321.