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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Claes Ekeblad, c. 15 November 1746 n.s.
Dated 1746. d.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus goes straight to the point, stating that the bachelor [Magnus Julius WingeWinge, Magnus Julius Swedish.
] recommended by Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
will certainly be proposed but probably together with Martin StrömerísStrömer, Martin
(1707-1770). Swedish. Astronomer,
professor in Uppsala from 1745.
brother [StrömerStrömer, Swedish.
Brother of Martin Strömer.
], who is reading for the counts Wrede-Sparre.

Linnaeus continues, saying that perhaps Carl Abraham ClewbergClewberg, Carl Abraham
(1712-1765). Swedish. Professor of
Oriental languages at Åbo. Brother
of Christopher Clewberg.
can retain the stipend room even longer and until his six examination years are concluded. Which is preferable if he receives no salary in Åbo. Or perhaps he will receive a salary in Åbo soon. Linnaeus asks if Ekeblad could decide in Stockholm as soon as possible whether Ekeblad or Axel Wrede-SparreWrede-Sparre, Axel (1708-1772).
Swedish. Governor. Laid the foundations
of the Swedish freemasonry.
would be granted disposition of the Wrediano scholarship as it would appear that Axel Wrede-Sparre had already promised it to young Strömer. Linnaeus believes that it appears obvious that Ekeblad should cancel the disposition, but that there is certainly something else hidden in this matter. If Ekeblad were to be responsible for the disposition it would be indisputable that Ekebladís recommendation would receive everybodyís votes.

However, Linnaeus continues, it would never work unless the applicant was included in the proposal; Strömerís brother could well wait until next time.

In closing, Linnaeus reminds Ekeblad that next summer he should pull up all the hemlock and water dropwort growing at Stohla, particularly since Ekeblad has many animals; also, what is the road like to Lindholmen and the attractive bathing-hut? It is a shame that it is allowed to fall into disrepair.



1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 16-17   p.16  p.17.