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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5908 • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 8 March 1771 n.s.
Dated 1771. d. 8 Martii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus is eagerly waiting for Giovanni Antonio Scopoliís Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
works, since he has discovered Scopoliís ability as an observer. Especially, he asks for details on Cytisus and Inula, based on living specimens.

Linnaeus regrets that some of the teachers of botany start teaching before learning the science. This has led to great harm throughout. Christan Gottlieb LudwigLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeusís early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Georg Christian von OederOeder, Georg Christian von
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Louis GérardGérard, Louis
(1733-1819). French. Botanist,
Cotignac, Provence. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and Jacob Christian SchaefferSchaeffer, Jacob Christian
(1718-1790). German. Lutheran pastor
and superintendent, Regensburg.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
are mentioned as too stubbornly wrong as a result of this attitude.

Linnaeusís specimen of the plant Scopolia is thriving.

Linnaeus is very satisfied with the plates of insects and asks Scopoli to complete them and send them before he [Linnaeus] dies. There is some uncertainty over the numbering, which Linnaeus wants help to avoid.

Fresh seeds of Ellisia are enclosed, with some advice on the cultivation.

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a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3]