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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 4 December 1743 n.s.
Dated 1743, Nov. 23.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Åbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to confirm that Olof Abraham BurmanBurman, Olof Abraham
(1709-1759). Swedish. Professor,
librarian at Uppsala. Clergyman at
has appealed against the result of the voting. Linnaeus informs Mennander about the coming procedure.

Linnaeus writes that all the applicants have their own supporters and reports the amount of money involved. Linnaeus tells Mennander that Nils Rosén von RosensteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
is in Stockholm and that it is said that he will support Lars HydrénHydrén, Lars
(1694-1789). Swedish. Professor of
poetry 1744 and of theology 1753,
Uppsala. Dean at the Uppsala cathedral
1764. Father of Anna Catharina Waldius
and father-in-law of Erik Waldius.
and will not be back before Christmas.

Linnaeus advises Mennander to be careful.

Linnaeus writes that he is going to Falun for Christmas and that he will try to find some money, but there is not much hope that he will be able to raise enough.


a. (LS, IX, 250-252). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 316-317 .