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Link: • Peter Collinson to Carl Linnaeus, 1 May 1749 n.s.
Dated Aprill 20th 1749os. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.


Peter CollinsonCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had written to Linnaeus in September, 1748 [Collinson refers to his letter, dated 14 October 1748Letter L5407], and sent him parts 9, 10 and 11 of Mark CatesbyísCatesby, Mark (1682-1749).
British. Naturalist and artist. Best
known for his illustrated work The
Natural history of Carolina, Florida and
the Bahama islands
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
The Natural history of CarolinaCatesby, Mark The Natural
history of Carolina, Florida and the
Bahama Islands: containing the figures
of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents,
insects and plants: particularly the
forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants,
not hitherto described, or very
incorrectly figured by authors. Together
with their descriptions in English and
French. To which are added observations
on the air, soil, and wate: with remarks
upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots,
&c. To the whole is prefixed a new
and correct map of the countries treated
, I-II (London 1731-1743).
. The price of the books was 5 pounds, 5 shillings. Linnaeus has not answered Collinson nor sent him the money, but Collinson is still a sincere friend of Linnaeusís and sends him some seeds for the garden.

P.S. Collinson reports that the box of seeds had been left the same day with Tobias BjörkBjörk, Tobias (1704-1778).
Swedish. Clergyman. Minister of the
Swedish Church in London in 1735. In
1752 dean of Norrbärke, Dalecarlia.
, who would send it by the first ship.


a. original holograph (LS, XVII, 25).