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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5315 • Claude Richard to Carl Linnaeus, October 1764 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Versailles (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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For a friend, Claude RichardRichard, Claude (1705-1784).
French. Botanist. The king’s gardener at
the Trianon. Father of Antoine Richard.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has undertaken to send Linnaeus seeds and a live root of the new Fragaria and a small book written by his friend.

Richard tells Linnaeus that he has about 4,000 species in the Trianon garden, the care of which is entrusted to him. So he has material for an exchange with Linnaeus. Richard would be delighted to receive a list from Linnaeus of what he could like to receive.

For the time being, Richard sends Linnaeus seeds of some plants without knowing if Linnaeus has them or not. He has chosen them himself, but some are from a collection of rare plants from the Balearics, recently brought to Paris by his son [Antoine RichardRichard, Antoine (1735-1807).
French. Gardener at the Trianon. The son
of Claude Richard.
].

Richard encloses a list of seeds that he would like to receive in return, if Linnaeus could possibly manage this, and expresses his deep respect to Linnaeus.

The letter ends by giving the correct address for any material to be sent by Linnaeus to Richard.

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a. original holograph (LS, XII, 195-196). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]