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Link: • Paul Dietrich Giseke to Carl Linnaeus, 22 April 1776 n.s.
Dated d. 22. Apr. 1776.. Sent from Hamburg (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Paul Dietrich GisekeísGiseke, Paul Dietrich
(1745-1796). German. Physician.
Professor of natural science in Hamburg
in 1771. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
student, Isaak GrünoGrüno, Isaak (1756-1783).
German. Army physician, Hamburg.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, brings the present letter to Linnaeus. Giseke recommends Grüno warmly. Giseke thanks Linnaeus for having provided lodgings.

Grüno also brings with him four packages of plants: the first two contain plants from Virginia and the third miscellaneous plants. Giseke wants Linnaeus to help him with the names. In the fourth package are enclosed plants which Johann Philipp Du RoiDu Roi, Johann Philipp
(1741-1785). German. Physician and
at Braunschweig considers to be new or which the Swiss give names according to Albrecht von HallerísHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
system and of which Linnaeus has told him that he has earlier seen only a few and not been able to include them among the species.

Giseke informs Linnaeus of what Grüno hopes to learn from him: demonstrations of plants from the Uppsala University Botanical Garden and from the field, a method how to write descriptions, a scrutiny of Linnaeusís vast herbarium and an explanation of the natural orders.


a. original holograph (LS, IV, 487-488). [1] [2] [3]