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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0626 • Sten Carl Bielke to Carl Linnaeus, 27 May 1745 n.s.
Dated 16 Maji 1745. Sent from Ňbo (Finland) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Sten Carl BjelkeBielke, Sten Carl (1709-1753).
Swedish. Baron, government official,
patron of science, and naturalist. One
of the founders of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences. Private pupil of
Linnaeus. Close friend of Pehr Kalm,
whose voyage to America he supported
financially. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
expresses his deep gratitude for Linnaeusís proof of friendship and his favours to 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.
.

Bjelke further discusses the plans for Kalmís future, but leaves it for Linnaeus to decide.

Bjelke congratulates Linnaeus on the magnificent collection from Ceylon, and thanks for the honour to have a Ceylonese grass named Bielkea.

Concerning Johann Georg 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 Linnaeusís sexual system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Bielke will not in any way defend him, but states that it is only through Siegesbeck that they can acquire a share in what Georg Wilhelm StellerSteller, Georg Wilhelm
(1709-1746). German. Voyager, who
sailed with Vitus Bering and returned
with important collections from
Kamchatka.
has brought from Kamchatka and America.

In an addendum, Bjelke hopes that Siegesbeckís seeds have arrived. There has been a long delay, while Bielke was waiting for an answer to the request for a post-free transaction. He has reported to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] about that.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 12). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 195-197   p.195  p.196  p.197.