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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0275 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 10 April 1739 n.s.
Dated 30. mart. 1739. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Åbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.

Min kiäraste trognaste Bror!

Tack för M.HBr. obeskrifliga trohet mot mig. Tack för brefwen.[1]

Jag har haft alt för mycket att giöra på ett par månader. Mäst hwar dag 40 till 60 patienter. Jag har sökt pension, har ock fått årlige 1800 dlr kpmt, till des jag får professors tienst ledig. Skall där mot läsa på RiddarhusetRiddarhuset, Swedish. The
House of the Nobility in Stockholm was
until 1866 one of the four estates,
which together formed the Swedish
Parliament.
Botaniquen, i Bergs CollegioBergskollegium, Swedish. The
history of the Swedish Board of Mines
dates back to 1630. It was named
Bergskollegium in 1644.
mineralogien. Kommer nu att bo hoos Landtmasch: ThessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
.

Rättnu skall jag begynna på med SiegesbeckSiegesbeck, Johann Georg
(1686-1755). German. Prussian botanist,
doctor of medicine at Wittenberg in
1716, physician and director of the
botanical garden at St Petersburg
1735-1747. One of the most bitter
opponents of Linnaeus’s sexual system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, skall straxt skicka öfver till M. Bror; låt då se om Br. är wän.[2]

Ett exemplar af Horto Cliffortiano[3] har jag lagt af för Min Bror.

Mycket nytt i Botanicis är på wägen från Holland till mig.

Lef min som jag Eder
trogne Bror

C. Linnaeus

Stockholm d: 30. mart.
1739

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur Menander / a Åbo

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Carl Fredrik Mennander for sending him new letters. He has been very busy the last couple of months, with 40 to 60 patients consulting him daily. Waiting for the right opportunity to apply for a professorship, Linnaeus is going to give lectures in botany at the House of the Nobility, and in mineralogy at the Swedish Board of Mines, Bergskollegium, for a yearly fee of 1800 dalers copper. He will live on Carl Gustaf Tessin’s estate. Linnaeus will now begin his work on refuting the attack of Johann Georg Siegesbeck. He will send the text over to Mennander. Let us see then if Mennander will still be his friend! Linnaeus has set aside a copy of Hortus Cliffortianus for Mennander. Furthermore, he is expecting lots of news concerning botany coming from Holland.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. draft holograph (LS, IX, 232). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 309-310 .

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
These letters have not come down to us.
2.
Linnaeus refers to the plan of refuting Johann Georg Siegesbeck, see Linnaeus to Carl Fredric Mennander, 1 December 1738 o.s., 12 December 1738 n.s.Letter L0267
3.