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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5458 • Thomas Pennant to Carl Linnaeus, 8 May 1773 n.s.
Dated 8. May 1773.. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.

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Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has received Linnaeus’s letter dated 10 February [1773]. Through the British ambassador, Pennant has sent his The British zoologyPennant, Thomas The British
zoology
, 4 vols. (London,
1766-1777).
, I-IV, plates, Synopsis of quadrupedsPennant, Thomas Synopsis of
quadrupeds
(Chester, 1771).
, [A tour in ScotlandPennant, Thomas A Tour in
Scotland, 1769
(Chester, [1771]).
or A tour in Scotland, and a voyage to the Hebrides; 1772Pennant, Thomas A tour in
Scotland, and a voyage to the Hebrides;
1772
, 2 vols. (Chester,
1774-1776).
] and Genera of birdsPennant, Thomas Genera of
birds
(Edinburgh, 1773).
to Linnaeus. He could not send his Indian zoologyPennant, Thomas Indian
zoology
([London, 1769]).
, since there is not a single copy left unsold in London. Pennant has also sent Johann Reinhold Forster’sForster, Johann Reinhold
(1729-1798). German. Naturalist and
voyager. Visited St Petersburg, Moscow,
Saratov and Constantinople before he
went to England. In 1772 he took part in
Cook’s second voyage. Moved to Halle in
1780 to become director of the botanical
garden. Father of Johan Georg Adam
Forster. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
insects [Pennant means Novae species insectorumForster, Johann Reinhold
Novae species insectorum: Centuria
I
(London 1771).
and his little fauna of America [Flora Americae septentrionalisForster, Johann Reinhold
Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or a
catalogue of the plants of North
America. Containing an enumeration of
the known herbs, shrubs, and tree, many
of which are but lately discovered;
together with their English names, the
places where they grow, their different
uses, and the authors who have described
and figured them
(London 1771).
].

P.S. There is a note in another hand saying that the parcel mentioned in the letter on the other side is shipped by Charles LundegrenLundegren, Charles Swedish. on board “The City of London”, captained by Charles BrowellBrowell, Charles British.
Sea-captain.
and bound for Stockholm, in a box with things for Linnaeus.

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a. (LS, XI, 462-463). [1] [2] [3]