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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0465 • Pehr Kalm to Carl Linnaeus, 26 August 1742 n.s.
Dated 15 Aug. Ao. 1742. Sent from Tanum (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

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Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
acknowledges his indebtedness to Linnaeus for all he has learnt in natural history.

He is now sending Linnaeus his report of his botanical discoveries in Bohuslän [some years later Kalm published his travelreport in Pehr Kalms Wästgötha och Bahusländska resaKalm, Pehr Pehr Kalms
Wästgötha och
Bahusländska resa förrettad
år 1742 : med anmärkningar
uti historia naturali, physique,
medicine, oeconomie, antiquiteter etc.
jemte nödige figurer

(Stockholm, 1746).
].

Among the relatively rare plants he has found, he mentions the following ones in his letter:


Ligustrum, common on the islands.
Alchemilla, 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
plurimarum
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
, 67, found on Kosterön, near the sea, remarkable for a mountain plant.
Anagallis, 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.
, 52:1.
Convolvulus.
Lonicera.
Solanum, three species, two of which are mentioned in Hortus Cliffortianus.
Chenopodium, grows near shores.
Statice, Limonium maritimum maius, there is a reference to Caspar BauhinBauhin, 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.
, blue flowers, common on a skerry in Tanum.
Erica, Hortus Cliffortianus, 148:8, abounds.
Sedum, four species.
Rubus, Hortus Cliffortianus, Sp. 1.
Geum, a new genus found in addition to those mentioned in Hortus Cliffortianus.
Euphorbia.
Thalictrum, a new species.
Cochlearia, grows so abundantly that it could furnish all the pharmacies of Sweden with seeds.
Crambe, more common than cabbages in the gardens of Uppsala.
Pisum, there is a reference to Pisum marinum and John RayRay, John (1627-1705).
British. Naturalist and clergyman. One
of the most influential botanists before
Linnaeus.
.

He has kept a little plant in his care during his journey; he calls it Nescio [=unknown to me]. He gives a description of it and asks if it can be Anthericum.

P.S. He sends his regards to Linnaeus and Anders CelsiusCelsius, Anders (1701-1744).
Swedish. Professor of astronomy,
Uppsala. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. He has collected the specimens Celsius asked for.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VIII, 2-3). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1922), vol. I:8, p. 1-3   p.1  p.2  p.3.