Carl Linnaeus to Giovanni Antonio Scopoli,
5 January 1765 n.s.
l3525. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Giovanni Antonio ScopoliGiovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788).
After several attempts, Linnaeus has got a copy of Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
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
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
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
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
1. Lettere inedite di Carlo Linneo a Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1889), p. 17-18 .