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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5274 • Carlo Allioni to Carl Linnaeus, [13 February 1763] n.s.
Dated . Sent from Torino (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nobilissimo Sapientissimo Viro,
Carolo Linnaeo Equiti Aurato,
Professori Celeberrimo etc.,
S[alutem] Pl[urimam] D[icit]
Carolus Allionius.

Vexatus proximis elapsis hebdomadis crudeli in oculos defluxione, ex qua male omnino me habui elapso proximo anno, literas ad te dare et promissis meis stare aegro omnino animo debui. Summa Dei Opt[imi] Maximi munificentia cum melius me habeam, nonnulla alia semina his literis inclusa mitto, quae confido tibi grata futura.

Avidissime expecto novam tui operis species plantarum editionem, quae necessaria mihi est pro meae florae Pedemontanae editione. Iterum me tibi commendo pro collectione fossilium Sueciae et mittam tibi nostratia. Statim ac Cl[arissim]us tuus Discipulus Alstromer Upsaliam redibit, ei plurimam salutem meo nomine dicas rogo.

Hoc anno, si vires ferent, strenuam et diligentem operam dabo, ut absolvam meam floram Pedemontanam, et horti plantas in suis sedibus constituam. Indicabuntur autem omnium sedes numeris, et catalogum postea edam numericum et systematicum, ut quisque possit commodis hisce stirpes noscere.

Vale, Vir Celeberrime, in Universae naturalis historiae incrementum, atque me habeas rogo pro tui nominis cultore devotissimo.

A La Societé Royale
d’Upsal
a Upsal.

upSUMMARY

Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has had an eye disease that has made him unable to work, but he is better now. He sends Linnaeus some seeds and waits eagerly for the new edition of the Species plantarum [Allioni refers to the second edition, Species plantarum Linnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
] which he needs for his flora of Piedmont [Allioni refers to the Flora PedemontanaAllioni, Carlo Flora
Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica
stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii
, 3
vol. (Torino 1785).
, which was published in 1785].

Also, he reminds Linnaeus about specimens of Swedish fossils and promises his in exchange.

When Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
Linnaeus
returns to Uppsala, Linnaeus must give him Allioni’s regards.

If his strength is enough, Allioni plans to finish his flora of Piedmont this year and rearrange the Botanical Garden of Turin with signs, so that the species are easier to find and recognise.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 46-47). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 36-37   p.36  p.37.