Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli,
8 March 1771 n.s.
L5908. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliGiovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788).
Linnaeus is eagerly waiting for Giovanni Antonio Scopoliís Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio
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
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.
1. Lettere inedite di Carlo Linneo a Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1889), p. 22 .