Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. thanks Linnaeus for his letter dated 2 July 1773 [this letter has not come down to us], which will be placed among the most valuable possessions of his family and flatter Pennant’s vanity to the highest degree.
No doubt it will give Linnaeus great satisfaction to hear that Pennant is reconciled with Joseph BanksBanks, Joseph (1743-1820).
British. Naturalist, president of the
Royal Society. Together with Daniel
Solander he took part in Cook’s first
voyage. Correspondent of Linnaeus. . Lately Banks stayed two days at Pennant’s and generously communicated several discoveries that he made the previous year among the Hebrides; they will be published among his Travels of 1772.
Pennant begs Linnaeus to send him any of his books so that posterity can find in his library some marks of respect from Linnaeus.
[There is a printed leaf “Systematic arrangement of Quadrupeds according to Pennant in his Synopsis of quadrupedsPennant, Thomas Synopsis of
quadrupeds (Chester, 1771). , with the correspondent genera in Linnaeus’s Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. ].