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Link: • Peter Collinson to Carl Linnaeus, 25 August 1749 n.s.
Dated Aug:14:1749. 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.
reminds Linnaeus that he sent him three volumes of Mark Catesby’sCatesby, 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.
work [Collinson refers to 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).
] by the ship Assurance to Stockholm. Tobias BjörkBjörk, Tobias (1704-1778).
Swedish. Clergyman. Minister of the
Swedish Church in London in 1735. In
1752 dean of Norrbärke, Dalecarlia.
, was his agent in England, and Torland [TornlandTornland, Swedish.
Sea-captain on the ship Assurance.
] captain of the ship. So far, Collinson has not found that anything has been done to pay him for this, or 6 pounds and 6 pence for the books and two shillings for the box. Collinson asks Linnaeus to see that he gets his money.


a. original holograph (LS, XVII, 27). [1] [2]