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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Sten Carl Bielke, 17 November 1746 n.s.
Dated 1746. Nov. 6. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Sten Carl BielkeBielke, Sten Carl (1709-1753).
Swedish. Baron, government official,
patron of science, and naturalist. One
of the founders of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences. Private pupil of
Linnaeus. Close friend of Pehr Kalm,
whose voyage to America he supported
financially. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that he will discuss the matter when 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.
arrives [the matter in question was the planning of Kalm’s journey to North America].

Linnaeus writes that he will meet Bielke soon. He sends his best wishes to Bielke’s mother [Ursula Kristina BielkeBielke, Ursula Kristina
(1682-1765). Swedish. Mother of Sten
Carl Bielke. Wife of Thure Bielke. Born

Linnaeus writes that he hopes to have the opportunity to speak at a conferment of doctors’ degrees and that the speech should be printed in Swedish.

Linnaeus writes that he thinks that Kalm should defend a doctor’s thesis on political economy and that he ought to dedicate the thesis to Bielke.

Linnaeus writes that Bielke’s small son [Thure Johan BielkeBielke, Thure John (1741-1792).
Swedish. Chancery clerk. Son of Sten
Carl and Eleonora Bielke.
] has a great knowledge of insects. Linnaeus is fond of him, but not as much as if he was his own son.


a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 204-205   p.204  p.205.