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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Claes Ekeblad, 30 August 1746 n.s.
Dated 19 Aug. 1746. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stola (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
for his invitation to Stohla, where the inspector and his wife had looked after Linnaeus fairly well and were more informative than anyone else Linnaeus had encountered at Stohla.

Linnaeus reports that he had described the ancient oak tree, and copied the beautiful verses but asks who had written them. Linnaeus had observed numerous interesting things there that adorned his travel journal [Linnaeus refers to Wäst-göta-resaLinnaeus, Carl
Wäst-göta-resa på
riksens högloflige ständers
befallning förrättad år
1746. Med anmärkningar uti
oeconomien, naturkunnogheten,
antiquiteter, inwånarnes seder och
(Stockholm 1747).
]; where hemlock is eradicated for the sake of the cattle and water dropwort for the sake of the horses, both of which grow in the canal.

Linnaeus thanks Ekeblad for making it possible for him to make a complimentary visit to the Crown Prince [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.



1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 15   p.15.