Carl Linnaeus to Antoine Richard,
16 February 1770 n.s.
L5976. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Antoine RichardAntoine Richard (1735-1807). French.
In this letter to Antoine RichardRichard, Antoine (1735-1807).
Linnaeus owes more to Richard and to his father, Claude RichardRichard, Claude (1705-1784).
Linnaeus asks for dried specimens of Hypocistis and Dalechampia.
Linnaeus has got flowering specimens of Calceolaria and Zizania, and that has pleased him immensely. He cannot see them without remembering the help received from Richard’s father. However, at the same time, he had received seeds of Trapaeolus peregrinus, but they have not germinated.
Linnaeus is sorry that there are no longer seeds of Ortega fewilla in any garden in Europe. He has asked for them everywhere.
Linnaeus remarks that the only return address is Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
The letter concludes with a greeting to Claude Richard and a hope that Antoine will remember him; the material that Linnaeus once had received from Antoine had given good specimens of rare species.
1. Correspondence inédite de Linné avec Claude Richard et Antoine Richard (1863), p. 39-40 .