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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Claude Richard, 13 September 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d. 13 September.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Versailles (France). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has heard from his pupil Peter HernquistHernquist, Peter (1726-1808).
Swedish. Veterinarian. Studied at
Uppsala under Linnaeus, at Greifswald,
Lyon and Paris. He established Sweden’s
first school of veterinary medicine at
Skara. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who had told him [12 June 1766Letter L3767] how well Claude RichardRichard, Claude (1705-1784).
French. Botanist. The king’s gardener at
the Trianon. Father of Antoine Richard.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had received him in the Trianon garden. Linnaeus wishes he could have been with them.

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).
French. Gardener at the Trianon. The son
of Claude Richard.
in Majorca have given many nice flowers. Linnaeus asks Richard to send some rare ones with Hernquist.

Linnaeus wants to know how Richard cares for the Thea, now that he has learnt that Richard has one.


a. original holograph (Bibliothèque municipale, Versailles). [1] [2]