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Peter Simon Pallas to Carl Linnaeus the Younger,
1 December 1779 n.s.Dated 20 Novembr./1 Decembr. 1779.
Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to ? ().
Written in Latin.
L6373. Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). German.
Naturalist and explorer. Pallas studied at the
universities of Göttingen and Leiden. In 1768
he was called to Russia to take part in an
expedition to Siberia, the aim of which was to
study the passage of Venus. Pallas remained in
Russia for the greater part of his life.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to Carl Linnaeus the YoungerCarl Linnaeus the Younger (1741-1783).
Swedish. Botanist. Son of Carl Linnaeus and Sara
Elisabet Linnaea. Brother of Elisabeth Christina,
Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had private tutors
(Löfling, Rolander, Solander and Falk, all
Linnaeusís students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his father.
, 1 December 1779 n.s.
Not yet available
a. original holograph (LS, XI, 382-385).