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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 18 January 1745 n.s.
Dated 7. Jan. 1745.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Ňbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus apologises for not having answered Carl Fredrik MennanderísMennander, 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.
letter [this letter has not come down to us] earlier. The reason for the late answer is that Linnaeusís whole family [his wife, Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
and his children, Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
and Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaBergencrantz, Elisabeth Christina
(1743-1782). Swedish. Daughter of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea. Married to Carl Fredrik
Bergencrantz.Mother of Sara Elisabeth
] has been ill and that he has had a lot of work during the autumn term.

Mennandersís letter arived after Linnaeus voted for the new professor. They [Linnaeus and his colleagues] will soon vote for the applicants for the professorship in Greek. He also writes that he has published Flora Svecica, Stockholm ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica,
exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus,
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
(Stockholm, 1745).
Soulsby no. 407.
, Iter Oelandicum and Gothlandicum [Öländska och Gothländska ResaLinnaeus, Carl
Öländska och
Gothländska Resa på Riksens
högloflige ständers befallning
förrättad åhr 1741. Med
anmärkningar uti oeconomien,
natural-historien, antiquiteter &c
med åtskillige figurer

(Stockholm & Uppsala 1745). Soulsby
no. 202.
], and the dissertations, Hortus UpsaliensisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
, resp. S. Nauclér
(Upsala, 1745). Soulsby no. 1424.
, De AnandriaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanica de Anandria
, diss., resp.
E. Z. Tursén (Uppsala 1745).
Soulsby no. 1434.
, De PassifloraLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanica de Passiflora
, diss., resp.
J. G. Hallman (Stockholm 1745). Soulsby
no. 1430.
, Dissertatio Botanica, in qua AcrostichumLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanica, in qua Acrostichum
, diss.,
resp. J. B. Heiligtag (Uppsala, 1745).
Soulsby no. 1439.
and Dissertatio Botanica, qua Plantae Martino-Burserianae explicanturLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanica, qua Plantae
Martino-Burserianae explicantur
diss., resp. R. Martin (Uppsala, 1745).
Soulsby no. 1417.

Linnaeus wishes Mennander a Happy New Year.


a. (LS, IX, 258-259). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev frŚn och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 319-320 .