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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0830 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Nils Palmstierna, 10 October 1747 n.s.
Dated 29 sept. 1747. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

Högwälborne H[err] Baron, Kongl. Maijtts. och Sweriges Rikes Rådh, Kongl[iga] Wettenskaps Academiens nu warande President.

At jag ej må blifwa den lataste ledamoten under en så stor President, tager jag mig den friheten att öfwersända fölliande Memoir, hwilket Eder Excellence torde låta uppläsas wid ombytet, derest Hans Kongl[ig] Höghet skulle visa sig i academien, att Hans Kongl[ig] Höghet må se mig giort usagie af det diur, mig allernådigast förährades.

Jag lefwer och dör Eders
Excellences
underdån[ige] ödmjuke tjenare
Carl Linnaeus.

Upsala d[en] 29 sept[embris] 1747.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has written a paper on the raccoon [Linnaeus refers to "Beskrifning på et Americanskt Diur"Linnaeus, Carl "Beskrifning
på et Americanskt Diur, som Hans
Konglig Höghet gifvit til
undersökning, upstäld af Carl
Linnaeus", KVAH 8 (1747),
277-289. Soulsby no. 1160.
] that was a gift from the king [Fredrik IFredrik I, (1676-1751).
Swedish. Reigned 1720-1751. Married to
Ulrika Eleonora.
]. In this letter to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] and its president, Nils PalmstiernaPalmstierna, Nils (1696-1766).
Swedish. Baron, diplomat, chancellor of
Lund University. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, Linnaeus expresses a wish that it be read at the following assembly when there is to be a change of presidents. If the king is present, he will be able to see for himself that Linnaeus has made good use of the raccoon.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von LinnÚs arkiv).

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 115-116   p.115  p.116.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 108   p.108.