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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Elvius, [25 January 1746] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written January 1746, after the 10th of January o.s.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks 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.
] for a letter [this letter has not come down to us].

Linnaeus is grateful for assistance with an illustration to an article [Linnaeus refers to the “Princeps Architecturae” [Carl HårlemanHårleman, Carl
(1700-1753). Swedish. Nobleman,
architect, royal superintendent.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], who, it seems, is committed to draw the illustration to “Pomerantz med et inneslutit foster”Linnaeus, Carl “Pomerantz med et
inneslutit foster. Ingiven af [...] Carl
Gustaf Tessin och beskrifven af Carl
Linnaeus”, KVAH 6 (1745),
281-185. Soulsby no. 412.

Linnaeus can not draw himself.

On the enclosed piece of paper, he has, however, indicated the problem [of what and how that would be illustrated]. Linnaeus suggests that Elvius might show it to the superintendent [Hårleman], provided that the latter is in a good mood, otherwise it will never end well.

P.S. 1. Linnaeus has just received Elvius’s letter [this letter has not come down to us].

He says 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
will be good [Rosén von Rosenstein has recently been elected president of the Academy of sceinces for the first quarter of 1746], and that Ihre will be a member of the Academy [Ihre was never elected a member].

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.
can make the journey [to North America] in a year.

Linnaeus feels sorry for Georg BrandtBrandt, Georg (1694-1768).
Swedish. Chemist, mineralogist, assessor
at the Bergskollegium. Correspondent of
[Linnaeus refers to a case concerning the management of the Laboratorium ChymicumLaboratorium Chymicum, . The
first chemical laboratory in Sweden,
located in Stockholm. The laboratory was
founded by Urban Hjärne in 1683 as
part of the Swedish Board of Mines.
in Stockholm, which hade been referred to the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
], where Linnaeus, as its secretary, promised to defend him].

Linnaeus refers to an observation by Nils Kyronius [Nicolos van BickernBickern, Nicolos van
(17??-17??). Swedish. Titular lord
mayor, Uppsala. Correspondent of
] about rye, which was remitted to the author with some critical remarks. Nothing more was heard about this.


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


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 62-63   p.62  p.63.