Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli,
17 March 1773 n.s.
L4813. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliGiovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788).
Linnaeus has at last received a copy of the second edition of Flora Carniolica, 2nd editionScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Linnaeus read the work at once, although somewhat hastily, and he will read it more carefully when he is back on the country estate [Hammarby] where he has his botanical collections.
He admits, however, that he has already learnt much and will learn more by comparing his own plants with the information in Scopoliís work.
Linnaeus is very glad that Scopoli has adopted his method.
Linnaeus comments on a few plants, especially on Astrantia epipactis, which he had not seen before.
He asks for blossoms of Sanguisorba auriculata, if it is possible, so that he can study its stamens.
Linnaeus will write more when he returns from his country estate.
P.S. Linnaeus would like to know if Scopoli will print more of his beautiful drawings of insects.
1. Lettere inedite di Carlo Linneo a Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1889), p. 24 .