Carl Linnaeus to Sten Carl Bielke,
8 November 1746 n.s.
L0737. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Sten Carl BielkeSten Carl Bielke (1709-1753). Swedish.
Linnaeus writes a thank you letter to Sten Carl BielkeBielke, Sten Carl (1709-1753).
Linnaeus writes that he understands that Bielke would like Linnaeus to ask for additional financial support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Linnaeus writes about his enormous work Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
Linnaeus writes that he would be happy if he did not have to meet other people. He writes that Uppsala is different from Paris and Leiden and that here botany is not as important to other people as it is to Bielke.
Linnaeus writes that if he got 100 ducats as a yearly pension he would donate amongst other things his herbaria, minerals and botanical library to the Academy if it would help his profession without hurting his children. Linnaeus asks Bielke not to tell anybody about his thoughts. Linnaeus asks why he should contribute more to the Academy than other professors.
Linnaeus writes that he will publish a thesis that will be more exciting than a whole year’s publications from Paris [it is unclear, what Linnaeus meant, he did not publish any thesis between 11 June 1746 and 17 June 1747).
Linnaeus ends the letter and asks Bielke not to increase his workload.