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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0667 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Elvius, [15 January 1746] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written in January 1746.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre

till nästa freddag skall om watnet insättas

i dag hinner jag ej för posten.

Tack för alt hwad om Kalmen säges

Ostindiska prästens relation woro curieux, han warit hemma uti historia naturali

sago grynen äro redan längesedan helt bättre beskrifne.

Mer med nästa post.

val[e]
C[arl] L[innaeus]

a Monsieur
Mons[ieu]r Petr[us] Elwius
Secretaire
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus informs the Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, i.e., Pehr ElviusElvius, Pehr (1710-1749).
Swedish. Engineer and mathematician,
secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy
of Sciences.
] that the report ”on water”will be published, but he cannot post it today because of lack of time [see Linnaeus to the Academy, January 1746Letter L0668].

He thanks for the reports on 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.
.

The report from ”the East Indian clergyman” [Benedictus MontanMontan, Benedictus Swedish.
Vicar, Knäred, in the county of
Halland.
] had been interesting if he had had more knowledge in natural history. Sago is since long much better described.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 64   p.64.