Carl Linnaeus to Claude Richard,
13 September 1767 n.s.
L5973. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Claude RichardClaude Richard (1705-1784). French.
Linnaeus has heard from his pupil Peter HernquistHernquist, Peter (1726-1808).
Linnaeus asks Richard to give Hernquist some dried specimens to take home to Linnaeus, who wants them to compensate for the difficulties brought on by old age and the cold climate in the North. No rare plants are seen there except such sent by friends.
Through the French embassy, Linnaeus has sent Richard Rubus çhamaemorus and Rubus arcticus hanging on the roots of Ledum. He wants to know if they were still alive upon their arrival to Richard. Linnaeus can not grow them himself in a garden, although they are common in the forests.
The seeds collected by Antoine RichardRichard, Antoine (1735-1807).
Linnaeus wants to know how Richard cares for the Thea, now that he has learnt that Richard has one.
1. Correspondence inédite de Linné avec Claude Richard et Antoine Richard (1863), p. 35-36 .