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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to The Botanical Society of Florence Società Botanica Fiorentina, 28 January 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755. Januar. 28.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Firenze (Italia). Written in Latin.


From François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Montpellier Linnaeus has received a letter [Sauvages to Linnaeus, 8 December 1754Letter L1827], telling him that he has been elected a member of the Florentine Botanical Society [Società Botanica FiorentinaSocietà Botanica Fiorentina,
The Botanical Society of Florence

Italian. The first botanical society in
Europe, founded in 1716 by Pier Antonio
Micheli. Merged in 1783 with the
Accademia dei Georgofili, the first
agricultural academy in Europe, founded
in 1753.
]. The voting had been unanimous. Linnaeus is very glad and thanks Sauvages for this honour, which he hopes that he will prove worthy of. He will try to find an opportunity to show how much he appreciates it.

He wishes that God will be merciful to the society.