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Link: • Olof Celsius to Carl Linnaeus, 20 April 1736 n.s.
Dated 9 Aprilis 1736.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Swedish.


Olof CelsiusCelsius, Olof (1670-1756).
Swedish. Orientalist and theologian,
professor at Uppsala. Botanist and plant
collector, benefactor of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is enclosing the final text of the dedication [Celsius refers to the dedication for the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
], which Linnaeus wished to insert in Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
. From Linnaeusís latest letter [this letter has not come down to us] Celsius knows that the printing of Flora Lapponica is due in May in Amsterdam [it was published the year after, in 1737]. Celsius has been given some species of Calmuckian origin. They were brought by le René [Johan Gustaf RenatRenat, Johan Gustaf
(1658-1744). Swedish. Military and
] who collected many seeds in this distant region. Daniel DiurbergDiurberg, Daniel (1659-1736).
Swedish. Professor of theology, dean of
died on 10 April. Johan HermanssonHermansson, Johan Gustaf
(1679-1737). Swedish. Judge and Skytte
Professor of Political Science and
is seriously ill since he visited Wårby [Vårby] health well some years ago; his absence from the Uppsala University is heavy. Celsius would like to know how Johann Jacob DilleniusDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is, he has stopped corresponding letters. The burden he has taken on is too much for one man, especially if he now has to make changes after Linnaeusís new observations [Celsius refers to Dilleniusís intended supplement to Caspar BauhinísBauhin, Caspar (1560-1624).
Swiss. Botanist and physician, Basle.
Bauhinís Prodromus and Pinax
theatri botanici
(1620, 1623, 1671)
were important works in the field of
botanical nomenclature.
,Pinax theatri botaniciBauhin, Caspar Pinax theatri
botanici Caspari Bauhini [...] sive
index in Theophrasti, Dioscoridis,
Plinii et botanicorum qui a seculo
scripserunt opera; plantarum circiter
sex millium ab ipsis exhibitarum nomina
cum earundem synonymiis &
differentiis methodice secundum earum
& genera & species proponens.
Opus XL annorum hactenus non editum
summopere expetitum & ad auctores
intelligendos plurimum faciens

(Basle 1623).
]. Celsius knows from Anders CelsiusísCelsius, Anders (1701-1744).
Swedish. Professor of astronomy,
Uppsala. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter that Musa CliffortianaLinnaeus, Carl Musa
Cliffortiana florens Hartecampi 1736
prope Harlemum
(Leiden 1736).
has arrived in England. Celsius hopes that the correct text of the dedication will arrive in time.


a. original holograph (LS, III, 26-27). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 254-255   p.254  p.255.