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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Berge Frondin, 9 July 1745 n.s.
Dated 28 Jun. 1745. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus suggests that Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
should visit Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and ask him for the sheets of Littera 0 of the Flora SvecicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica,
exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus,
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
(Leiden 1745).
Soulsby no. 408.
because Johan LecheLeche, Johan (1704-1764).
Swedish. Botanist, plant collector and
physician. Studied the flora of Scania.
His herbarium was bought by Joseph
Banks. Professor of medicine at
Åbo. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had received the latest proof-sheets. Linnaeus also asks Frondin to bring the two printed sheets of the Fauna SvecicaLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
(Stockholm, 1746).
Soulsby no. 1151.

Additionally, Linnaeus requests that Frondin should go to the Pharmacy Svanen [the Swan Pharmacy] and ask for the chest from Holland full of books addressed to Linnaeus, and enquire if it had already arrived.

Linnaeus had given Fougt [probably Henric FougtFougt, Henric (1720-1782).
Swedish. Mineralogist, student of
Linnaeus. Printer and publisher of
musical works. Son-in-law of Peter
], who was travelling to Stockholm, one riksdaler in Dutch currency for the freight. If it had not been paid for at the Pharmacy Svanen, Linnaeus requests Frondin to pay on his account, and promises to repay without delay.

If, however, the chest had not been delivered to the pharmacy, Linnaeus asked Frondin if he would be so good as to visit the warehouse and enquire if anything had arrived for him.

Instrument-maker Daniel EkströmEkström, Daniel
(1711-1755). Swedish. Instrumentmaker
at the Royal Swedish Academy of
has a thermometer that he made for the Orangery [in the Uppsala University Botanical Garden], and Linnaeus asks Frondin to collect it and bring it along with him.

Linnaeus notes that in this way one can burden one’s friends until their backs ache, and yet they do not become angry, and bids Frodin “Welcome to Uppsala, we are longing for your arrival”.


a. copy (KVA).


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 171-172   p.171  p.172.