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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.

Celeberrimo, Nobilissimoque D[omino] D[octori]
Carolo von Linné,
Equ[iti] aur[eato] de Stella Polar[i],
Archiatro Regio Med[icinae] et Botanicae Profess[ori] Upsal[iensi],
Academiae Reg[iae] Parasin[orum] Soc[io] &c.

Amici gratia mei curam suscepi, magna cum voluptate, ut tibi mitterem semina et radicem vivam Fragariae novae simulque libellum ab eo elaboratum.

Quatuor plantarum circiter millia in horto Regio Trianonensis vegent, quarum cura mihi credita est; ideoque inter nos (ut quidem tibi videtur) mutuo communicando.

Plures forsan a te numerosissima colectione desiderarentur, quod facile intelligam, ex catalogo tuo, si mittere digneris, citoque morem geram. Interea jam tibi mittam electa semina, quorum ignoro, an habeas necne; imprimis illa, quo Balearica indicantur nuper a filio meo asportata et certe rarissima.

Dum ex voto prospere fiat, non dubitabo, quin mihi semina, quorum catalogus hic includitur, ad me mittere digneris, officiis responderum gratiarum actiones tui observentissimi Vale!

Viri illustrissimi
devotissime
Claudius Richard

Si ex beneficiis tuis, aliquid ad me mittere digneris, inscriptio mea modo sequitur:

Service du Roy
A Monsieur
Monsieur Jannel intendant general
des Postes de France
a Paris
Pour remettre a Monsieur Richard
jardinier Botaniste du Roy
a Trianon

Listes des Semences du jardin Botanique du Roi a Trianon pour le jardin de l’Academie a Upsale 1771.[a][a] : MS1 [added on fol. 196r]
Achillea Hedysarum caput galli fructu maximo Spartium capense
Agrotis radiata Hermannia alnifoliaSpartium spinosum
Aizoon hispanicum Jasione montis aurei Spergula maritima
Allium victorialis Iberis semper virensSpermacoce tenuior
Amaranthus barceloniensis Impatiens ex Canada Spilanthus oleraceus
Am[aranthus] spinosusIxia graminifoliaSpiraea trifolia
Amellus lychnitis Linum peranne Statice ferulacea
Ammania latifoliaLinum narbonenseStatice sinuata
Ammoides minorca Lobelia cliffortianaTanacetum crythmifolium
Andromeda sempervirensLobelia inflataTeucrium marum
Anthemis maritima Loeflingia hispanica Teuc[rium] marum spinosum
Arabis Hallerii Lotus jacobaeusThapsia villosa
Arenaria montana Lotus minimus de MahonTeligonum Cynocrambe
Arnica Piloselloides Lychnis alpinaVerbascum de Mahori
Baccharis foetida Milleria quinquefloraUrena lobata
Berberis fr[uctu] violaceo dulciNicotiana glutinosa Zizania
Beta maritimaNic[otiana] paniculata
Bocconia frutescens OenotheraAster fruticosa
Borrago indicaOen[othera] grandiflora Aster sinensis
CalceolariaOldenlandia corymbosa Asclepias nigra
Conchrus echinatusOrobus montis aureiAstragalus setaceus
Chironia frutescensOrtegia hispanicaAst[ragalus] epiglottides
Chrysocoma scabraRanunculus canadensis fol[iis] hirsutissimis fl[ore] luteo exiguo Athamanta cretensis
Cleome hexandraRheum compactum Ayenia inermis
CleomeRicinus minor Tanacetum crythmifolium
Cleome gynandra Panicum colonum
Cleome pentaphylla Penthorum Sedoides
Cleome ornithopodioides Perella Ocymoides
Cleonia lusitanicaPhalaris tuberosa
Convolvulus cairicus Phaseolus max[imus]
Coreopsis lanceolataPhlomis herba venti
Coriandrum testiculatum Phlomis nepetifolia
Coronella valentina Phlox collinson[ia]
Croton argenteumPiper pellusidum
Crythmum pyrenaicumSalvia pinnata
Diosma hirsutaSal[via] nutans
Erigeron tuberosumSal[via] aethiopis
Ethulia ConyzoidesSal[via] coccinea
Eupatorium sessilifoliumSal[via] pomifera
Eup[atorium] odoratumSatureia capitata ex Minorca
Eup[atorium] altissimumScabiosa ex Alepo
Evolvulus multifidusScab[iosa] petalis fimbriatis
Evolvulus linifoliusScab[iosa] rigida ex Minorca
Festuca tenuifolia Scab[iosa] rigida ex Minorca
Gentiana asclepiadeaSida crispa
Geranium moschatum Sida periplocifolia
Geranium glaucophyllum Sigesbeckia orientalis
Globularia nudicaulisSilphium de Gordon
Hedysarum capparidis folioSisymbrium balearicum

upSUMMARY

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.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added on fol. 196r]