Olof CelsiusCelsius, Olof (1670-1756).
Swedish. Orientalist and theologian,
professor at Uppsala. Botanist and plant
collector, benefactor of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. is enclosing a Lychnis [specimen of Silene noctiflora L., enclosed on fol. 33] he recently found near his barn on the way to Rikomberga [Rickomberga]. He gives a Latin description of it. The gardener has taken on the most valuable [plants] in Celsiusís flower benches.
There is no news about the consistorial voting concerning the professors [at the Uppsala University].
Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford (Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328. , very beautiful, has arrived.
P.S. Celsius mentions Olof CelsiusCelsius, Olof (1716-1794).
Swedish. Bishop, historian, politician. , and his invention to make impressions of plants [enclosed imprints on fol. 35-37]. He was inspired by a book brought by Johan HesseliusHesselius, Johan (1687-1752).
Swedish. Physician. Regional physician
Correspondent of Linnaeus. from America where his uncle, a clergyman [Samuel HesseliusHesselius, Samuel (1692-1753).
Swedish. Clergyman at the Swedish
congreation in North America, later
vicar at Romfortuna. ], smeared black paint on plants and pressed them. This book now belongs to Carl GyllenborgGyllenborg, Carl (1679-1746).
Swedish. Chancellor of Uppsala
University and Lund University. Chancery
President (Kanslipresident) at the
Swedish Government Offices (Kungliga
Kanslikollegium) in 1738. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. . However, Olof Celsius the Younger has considerably improved this method.