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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 5 January 1765 n.s.
Dated 1765 d. 5 januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


After several attempts, Linnaeus has got a copy of Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Entomologia CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Entomologia Carniolica, exhibens
insecta Carniolae [... ] distributa
[...] methodo Linnaeana
, namely from Holland and has had to pay three gold ducats for the mail transport only. He had, however, got more out of it than for 100 ducats, and he praises Scopoliís work.

Linnaeus discovers many rare and new insects in the work and regrets the distance between him and Scopoli, so that they can not meet regularly, preferably together with Etienne François GeoffroyGeoffroy, Etienne François
(1672-1731). French. Chemist,
physician. Professor of medicine at the
Collège Royal, and in chemistry
at the Jardin des plantes. Father of
Etienne Louis Geoffroy.
. And they are both far from the sea, which causes difficulties for the mail.

Linnaeus waits eagerly for the publication of the drawings of the insects, and hopes it will appear before the next edition of the Systema naturaeLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.

Most of the butterflies are verified by Linnaeus, of which he lists those described in the Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae

(Stockholm 1764). Soulsby no. 1095a.

He has difficulties with other butterflies.

He has also recently got some nice insects from elsewhere, such as Italy, Sao Thomé, and others are on their way from the Philippines and from Mexico.

He has also got a complete herbarium from Japan and Java and 150 plants from the Cape of Good Hope region.

Linnaeus advises Scopoli to use the address of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala [Uppsala Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
], to avoid mail costs for Linnaeus.


a. original holograph (UUB, G152a).