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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0785 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Elvius, [ 5 March 1747] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written in early March 1747.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Bror

Tack för både bref och beswär af rummen.

Här är ingen som med beskedd äl[le]r till dett minsta tillräckel[igt] skrefwit om saken af Historia Naturalis; ty andra hafwa wähl skrifwet i Mineralogien, andra i Botaniquen, andra i Zoologien.

Tournefort har uti sine institutionibus något litet af Botaniquens progresse, men det duger doch ej stort.

Vale et fave.
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Kongl[iga] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]
återstälde rön.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks 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.
for letter [this letter has not come down to us] and assistance with accommodation.

Linnaeus means that nobody has written enough about natural history, others had written about mineralogy, botany and zoology [Elvius started to publish ”Inledning till vetenskapernas historia”Elvius, Pehr ”Inledning till
vetenskapernas historia”, KVAH 18
(1747).
in 1747 and had presumably turned to Linnaeus for some advice].

Joseph Pitton de TournefortTournefort de, Joseph Pitton
(1656-1708). French. Botanist and
explorer, professor of botany at Paris.
has written something, but not enough, about progress in botany [Linnaeus refers to Institutiones rei herbariaeTournefort de, Joseph Pitton
Institutiones rei herbariae, I-II
(Paris 1700).
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 93-94   p.93  p.94.