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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 20 June 1747 n.s.
Dated 1747 d. 9. Junii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Åbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes that he has been too busy to write and congratulates Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
on having been appointed professor.

Linnaeus writes that he will recommend 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.
to the professorship in economy.

Linnaeus asks Mennander to inform him about what he will do after being appointed professor, and says he will start to wait for curiosities [Linnaeus means new and interesting observations] he might have found lately.

Linnaeus asks Mennander to forward his regards to Herman Diedric SpöringSpöring the Elder, Herman
(1701-1747). Swedish.
Professor of medicine at Åbo in
1728. Father of Herman Diedric
Spöring the Younger.


a. original holograph (LS, IX, 262). [1] [2]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 320 .