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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0739 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Elvius, 28 October 1746 n.s.
Dated 17 oct. 1746. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Bror.

I sielfwe wärket skäll jag wisa hwad effect min Brors recommendation giör hoos mig, som skall wara mehr än en riks råds.

Bed honom kiöpa Tessins tahl åht mig, jag skall betala det straxt.

Lät mig få tillbakas den engelska tractaten om weds sparing.

Må wähl.

jag önskar H[err] Meyer lycka.

Vale
Min Brors
egen
Linnaeus

Upsala d[en] 17 oct[obris]
1746.

Secreteren
Edel och Högachtad
H[err] Pehr Elwius
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to 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.
] on a recommendation of any kind [it is unclear what Linnaeus means].

Linnaeus wants of Elvius to ask him [it is unclear who Linnaeus refers to] to buy Linnaeus a speech published by Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus refers to Kårt tal, om svenska språkets rykt och uppodlandeTessin, Carl Gustaf
Kårt tal, om svenska
språkets rykt och upodlande,
hållit för kongl. svenska
vetenskaps academien, af [...] Carl
Gustaf Tessin, då han
afträdde sit præsidium d. 10
jan. 1746
(Stockholm, 1746).
].

Elvius should return the English treatise on how to save firewood.

Best wishes to Meyer [Gerhard MeijerMeijer, Gerhard (1704-1784).
Swedish. Royal founder.
; who was was elected President the last quarter of 1746].

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 77   p.77.